I mentioned in a recent post (An October Walk), where I posted some pictures of an oak tree, that I would post a little story about a special Oak.
Well, not too long ago I lived in a house which we renamed “Badgers Oak” when we moved in. There was a magnificent Oak tree in the garden, but I named it ‘Badgers Oak’ because I knew it would be the last home of my beloved dog ‘Badger’ as he was 14 when we moved there.
I knew I would have to be burying him in the garden in the not too distant future and therefore it would be his last Resting Place.
That fateful day came on Christmas Eve 2003, two weeks after the birth of my daughter, and poor old Badger was laid to rest in the North West corner of the garden where we planted an Oak sapling from the main tree on top of him.
We made the decision to leave that house after the sudden death of my Dad aged a mere 55, and so in 2006 we had to leave Badger behind.
I don’t know whether the oak sapling has survived it’s new owners, and to be honest I don’t want to go back to find out. I want to remember my boy Badger as I left him, with an Oak Tree to mark the spot for hundreds of years.
I had a little head stone made, as we have for all our dogs who’ve left us, we keep those with us and find a quiet little spot in each garden in which we live to put them. And Badger’s reads…
My Shadow, My Friend
He was a dear little man, who everyone loved, and although it’s nearly 7 years now, I still miss him.
Sweet Dreams Badge x