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« on: August 08, 2013 11:29:42 PM »

I said goodbye to my best friend of 7 years on Tuesday and I want to make something using his collar. I know 7 years doesn't seem that long but it felt like a lifetime. He was there through my marriage and divorce, he protected me while driving the Alaska Highway alone 7 months pregnant, he was with me when I started over on a remote island in Alaska .. he was my buddy through everything. I'm trying to think of something besides the standard shadow box ideas because I would like something I can take with me when I travel, hike, etc. Does anyone have any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013 01:20:17 AM »

Wildfyre, I'm so sorry about the loss of your good friend. It is never easy loosing a friend that close.
I think  it's wonderful that you want to use his collar someway. Maybe as a bracelet or a watch band. Earrings. (can't get the thought out of my head how I like to touch my long earrings and remember my Mom who gave them to me). If you read a lot, a bookmark of some sort with a piece of his collar.
Surely a beautiful dog (much more than that). I notice that in the picture he is looking not at the camera but as if at someone he loves...such soulful eyes. RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013 12:22:57 PM »

I'm so sorry you lost your friend. He sounds like he was a great companion for you. I recently lost my baby too. Like you we only had him for 7 years. It wasn't long enough at all but when I try to think about a time before he was in our life it's hard because it seems like he was always there.

My first thought was a bracelet like jinjeet mentioned. You said you'd like to be able to take it with you when you hike. Do you have a pack that you use or something you carry your water in? Maybe you could sew or attach it to that.

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