Box for beloved pet

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Project by Rustic posted 11-20-2011 05:04 AM 1308 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the box that I made for our Cotton kitty. It is made from Aspen. I used dadoes on the top to slide the top on. The finish is danish oil medium walnut. Cotton was put to sleep this morning. She had lymphoma cancer. We took her to my Dad’s and laid her to rest with the dogs that were buried there. Thanks for looking. Cotton is the white cat in the last photo.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 05:14 AM

Such a nice gesture..

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 06:04 AM

Nice box. Condolences to you and the family.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 06:30 AM

Rick, nice box. Sorry about you kitty!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 07:22 AM

I’ve made a few of these myself.

Your’s are nicer.

Don’t show them to my kids please.

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 02:14 PM

That is a labor of Love My Friend! Sorry to hear of Your loss so soon. I’m sure that You will never forget but the Coffin will help You bear the loss. Dutchman

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 03:01 PM

Rick, It is hard when we loose our four legged friends and so sorry to hear of your loss. You did a fine job on Cotton’s box..

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 03:28 AM

Thanks guys.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 03:39 AM

Beautiful box and a lovely gesture. My condolences.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 09:19 PM

That is a beautiful box to put her to rest.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-24-2011 05:11 PM

Only a pet lover would understand why someone would make such a nice final resting box for their pet. I have, and will again someday, do the same.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 11-24-2011 06:19 PM

Rick, I’m sorry for your loss. We are cat people, (5 right now – all rescue kitties).
We give our chosen few a home for the rest of their lives and do our best to take care of them.
I’ve had to build a few of those boxes too and it’s always hard to do it through the tears, but I always know that they in a better place and out of pain.

Last spring I volunteered to build a box for my bosses old dog that had to be put down because of old age, arthritis, and incontinence. She was nearly 25 years old and deaf and blind. She was a sweet old girl and had become a close friend when she came to visit us.
Again, it was through the tears that I built the box and as always, put her favorite toys in it and even hid a little bit of her favorite snacks, (you know…. just in case).

Bless you my friend, my heart goes out to you and the family.


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