Saturday, May 23, 2020

Iza Burial

Part of the reason for this blog is to opine on various subjects and part is to just document my life.  And some of that involves sad events.  That can sometimes be disturbing to my readers and friends.

This is Iza's burial event.  So be aware there are some pictures that can upset gentle souls...

I mentioned previously having to wait to dig the hole due to a knee problem that flares up now and then.  And after that, I had difficulty with the hard clay soil under the 6 inches of topsoil that has built up in the flowerbed over the years.  Filling the shallow hole with water each of several days helped, and I finally got through the clay to sandy loam beneath, and the full 2' deep was easier.

First, I placed a blue towel on the bottom.  She always looked good on blue.
Then I placed Iza's body on the towel.
She loved to rip the skin off her rattley mousies (I sure bought a LOT of them during her life)  and I scattered most of them around her.  I saved a few as remembrances for me.  I also added 1 brand new one.
I will leave out filling the hole...

I placed her marker over the spot.
Iza has now joined the original Mews, Skeeter and LC.
And 2 pictures of her memorial marker, in place...

With the shrub behind them cut down, I plan to place a large sheet of heavy-duty corrugated cardboard under the markers and covering the area where the shrub was to prevent weeds and shrub roots sending up new shoots.

By the time the cardboard decays in 2 or 3 years, the area will be weed-free and I will plant some nice non-spreading weed-smothering perennial flowers behind the markers and place a narrow strip of plywood under the markers to keep the markers weed-free.


Megan said...

Great job Mark.

Sydney, Australia

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A very respectful burial and a beautiful marker for your beautiful girl.

Katie Isabella said...

Tears. I came to pay my respects to you and Iza.

Jacqueline said...

This made me cry too=such a painful task done with such care...Your beautiful Iza was cherished, so dearly loved...XO...J

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

A very touching funeral for Iza. Purrfect as is required for the purrfect kitty she was.
Rest peacefully, now, Iza.

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