My friend Amy in Australia lost her little Galah Cockatoo she named Lilo a while back. I was at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah when Amy alerted me that her friend Terry lost her Galah named Sasha. Best Friends has a place for our animals named “Angels Rest.” I placed a “memory stone” for Terry’s little Galah.
I wasn’t done. I got two of the Angels Rest caretakers, Uncle Lenny and Joe to come over to Angels Rest, tell me some stories and film me placing a second stone for Lilo, Amy’s little Galah. It was a wonderful and emotional moment. Those two Galahs, Lilo and Sasha now have a front and center spot for being remembered and they will be seen and honored for as long as those stones last. It was a privilege to place those memory stones for my friends Amy and Terry’s birds. I felt so many emotions and will treasure the thought of the moment when I was able to do something for the remembrance of the birds I never had the privilege of meeting. But at least I had a hand in preserving their memory forever. Fly free at Rainbow Bridge, Lilo and Sasha. I love you. It was an honor.
October 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Patricia. You are a dear friend and this means the world to me to know that my little Lilo will be at Angels Rest. Love you so so so so much.
Princess Lilo was the love of my life and hearing that Sasha went to Rainbow Bridge the same way it bought up all the emotions and memories of my little Princess.
Love you Patricia.
October 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm
It was my honor and privilege. Those hearts will be there forever. Uncle Lenny and Joe promised me that they would look after them. I added the third stone so people knew I had been there to honor them both.
October 2, 2010 at 7:31 am
Wonderful video. Those guys are so sincere about what they do and what the wind chimes mean to them, its wonderful to see.
My heart aches for Amy and losing Lilo and for terry losing Sacha. You are a really great person for placing the stones.
All my love
October 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I just thought that both Lilo and Sasha deserved a place at Angel’s Nest. They were both so loved.
October 2, 2010 at 9:52 am
Patricia – this is a very powerful piece. Thank you for getting the “feel” of Angels Rest and Angels Nest. It is one of our most sacred places at Best Friends.
October 2, 2010 at 11:56 am
October 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm
How beautiful. This made me weep and truly touched me deeply. Thankyou so much Patricia for the compassion and empathy you have shown my two mates, Amy and Terry.
October 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm
No thanks necessary Jane. I was very happy to do it. I just got a good idea that touched me deeply and I’m happy to know it was the right thing to do.