A Puppy and Potpourri





Hi folks

Puppy? Potpourri?  Well yes, they are connected.

When Mrs HM's biological mum passed away recently she left us her pupper - Toby.  The post picture is of Toby himself. Toby was her full time companion and never left her side. It was just him and her. You can only imagine his transition to our place bustling with many people coming and going being a vast difference to his previous life - not to mention him having to also share the house with one very 'waspish' cat (Toshi) and a 'troubled' rabbit (Pan).  Toby is doing remarkably well really.  The main thing is that we just love him and he sure seems to love us too.

Potpourri?  Well, Mrs HM was wondering what to do with the lovely wreath of flowers that we had on her mum's casket - we brought the flowers home but inevitably they begun to droop. I unhelpfully suggested we dispose of them when Mr HM promptly pulled out all the roses and begun to deftly strip all the petals. Potpourri of course!  This was a lovely was to preserve the beautiful arrangement into a product that would keep for a while longer.  The petals are currently drying on a wooden tray and will be converted to potpourri as soon as they are dry and crisp.  A gentle homely way to extend the memories.

Mrs HM stripping the petals for potpourri.
These petals hold bitter sweet memories.


Mrs HM's mum would certainly approve - frugal much.


Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM (Phil)

Comments

  1. What a lovely doggy, Mr.HM. You could also dry some of the petals in a book which is what I wish I had done with the red roses on our father's casket.

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    1. He is a lovely pupper. Now to reconcile things with the cat ....hmmmmm

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  2. well done P and M, stay strong and love each other xxx

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  3. Glad sweet little Toby is settling in. Great idea with the flowers.

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  4. Hi Mr HM,
    What a lovely idea, potpourri. The flowers from a funeral are always so beautiful, it is a shame to see them fade from their former glory. When we lost my late MIL (a year ago yesterday) we gave everyone a small posy from her floral wreath, there were roses, Lilly’s and orchids, we kept a small vase of them as well, but it felt good to share the love. Again I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Fi

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    1. Oh Fiona - we did that too. Everyone was gathered around the back of our car as I laid the wreath in the boot and Mrs HM just started pulling blooms out and handing them out quite spontaneously.

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  5. That's so funny because my sister in Perth has a dog just like that called Toby too. I'm sure every time you pat the dog you think of her as a lovely reminder.

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    1. Ha ha! ....and there was Toby the dog in The Famous Five books too (I think)

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  6. Aw, Toby is lovely. He will come to adore the hustle and bustle of his new humans- all the more to dote on him!

    Xx

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    1. I hope so. he has gone from very quite to very busy.

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  7. Toby is just the sweetest looking little dog. I hope he continues to settle in. Lisa, Tasmania.

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    1. He's a tad spoilt, but he's learning to share

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  8. What a lovely way to use the flowers, rather than being left at the cemetery. Lucky little dog to find a second loving home.

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    1. Ma asked us to have him months ago if "anything happened".

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  9. What a cute little puppy. He looks like he was made for lots of cuddles. He will love being around you guys. Having you all around him will help him through his doggy grieving.

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    1. He is very cuddly actually. Its rather nice.

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  10. That is one lucky little fur baby. He has lost his Mummy but he has gained a whole other family. Lucky little boy.

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  11. awww.... I'm so glad that Toby had you to take him and I'm glad he's happy.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment. Happy to 'meet' you :)

    rue

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    1. I am using your blog as my escape from reality rue!

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  12. What a lovely idea!

    And it's so great Toby is settling in, and there's more love floating around for everyone.

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