I’m just back from the Eko-in where I picked up Mon’s urn. So she is home again, resting next to Hao and Tao.
I lit incense for Mon-chan, who is in the little box on the second shelf. I will take her to the Eko-in in Ryogoku on Sunday for cremation and a brief service. The Eko-in is an old temple going back about 400 years, and is where we did Hao’s cremation back in 2012.
The large box on the upper shelf contain’s Tao’s urn, and the little urn behind the box holding Mon-chan contains Hao’s remains.
Monta does, to my surprise, seem a bit lonely today, like he was looking for Mon-chan to have a squabble with. So I brought him into the office to hang out and he is crawling on my fingers as I’m trying to type this.
Tao passed away 8 years ago today. I can’t believe 8 years have gone by. He was a very good boy and I still miss him. This slideshow video covers all of Tao’s life, from the day I brought him home as an abandoned puppy, to his final day at age 14 years 2 months (93 in human years).
If Tao was still alive, he would be 22 years old today! It’s almost incomprehensible to think that Tao entered my life so long ago! He was a very good boy. So grab your box of tissues and lets take our yearly trip down memory lane.