Christmas Cactus for Radar

I can’t believe it’s nearly a week since Radar joined Callie and Shadow in Heaven.

Anyway, last Sunday after church hubby and I made a quick stop at our local grocery store. As we walked towards the bakery, we stopped at a tabletop display of Christmas Cactus plants. There were red ones and these white and pink ones. Hubby and I both needed cheering up, so we bought this one in memory of our boy.

More of the flowers have bloomed since Sunday. I like to think it’s because Radar likes our choice and is giving us a sign that he’s okay. I can just imagine him wagging his tail as Callie and Shadow greeted him at the Rainbow Bridge. That tail of his was almost always wagging! He was such a happy boy!

We are going to do our best to make this Christmas a merry one. Callie, Shadow, and Radar would want it that way. The last few years we’ve had a rather quiet Christmas without Callie. And until Radar came along in October, I didn’t feel much like celebrating without our sweet Shadow as well. But Radar brought so much joy back into all our lives that we have to find a way to keep that feeling alive. Radar and his sisters would want us to be at least cheerful.

Radar is back home now. I’m not one for setting up shrines, but his ashes are in this beautiful wooden box. And we also have this clay paw print.

Our boy – Ducky’s most special friend – is back home and I know his sweet, happy spirit is nearby. And I know Radar will help Callie and Shadow find us a new friend/brother for Ducky. The three of them know what we need and I trust their judgement. When all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, we’ll have our 3 Golden Angels actively start the search for our next Golden Earth Angel.

So, as Radar’s Christmas Cactus blooms, we will take it as a sign that he is, indeed, here with us. And we will celebrate the joy of his life with us along with the true meaning of Christmas.

11 thoughts on “Christmas Cactus for Radar

  1. edgar62 says:

    A lovely flower for a beautiful dog who went home too soon. I remember reading that “Some treasures we put in museums. Others we put on a leash and take for a walk”

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  2. Dakota/Caren/Cody says:

    I am choking back tears, this is truly beautiful. What is even more special about that cactus is that they bloom once a year, and every year at this time, Radar will be visiting you (he will other times too but he for sure will when that blooms). The urn and pawprint are just beautiful. I am confident your angels will be protecting and looking out for you and I bet they are already hard at work searching for just the right pup for you. Wish I could give you a giant hug right now. Sending much love.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Aw, I truly understand the tears. I spent months crying over Kissy – my first dog who was mine from day one – and Callie and Shadow. I still have “leaky-eye” moments over Radar, but he wouldn’t want me to cry for long, so I’m doing my best to be happy that we were blessed to have him in our life for the two short months he was here physically.

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