It's hard to believe that one month ago today, Payton was in this very yard, just feet away from this garden. Not only in the yard, but jumping over an agility jump in our yard. And now sweet Payton is at the Bridge, and our hearts are mourning.
But this garden will help the healing.
Mom planted a pink flowering bush (she can't remember the name), pink dianthus, and a pink geranium. And in the section to the right, she planted sunflowers, to honor the Sunflower Sisters.
Every time mom looks out of our kitchen window, lets us out into our dog yard, or sits on the patio in the evening listening to the birds, she will see Payton's Garden.
Every time she takes me out to train agility, practice obedience or play fetch, we will walk by Payton's Garden.
Every time she peeks out the office window to check the weather or look at our veggie garden, she will see Payton's Garden.
When our good friend Suki visits us in a few months, we will take a picture in front of Payton's Garden, to honor our friend, who is gone but never forgotten.