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The 2007 Pet Food Recalls => Pet Food Recall Memorial => Topic started by: menusux on March 15, 2010, 09:07:31 PM



Title: A Place To Remember
Post by: menusux on March 15, 2010, 09:07:31 PM
http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/pets-remembered-by-special-gift.html

"Five acres of land at Keystone Lake under the Oklahoma skies has been donated to all Pet Owners.  Five acres in the very center of the United States given to us; a home to focus on the very center of the problem.

"Yes, you read it correctly.  Five acres of land at beautiful Keystone Lake in the heart of this country has been donated to pet owners!  It is ours!  No charge, no cost. Our gift to remember the pets!

"Vindication is ours.  As you read this Vindication is being sculpted by the donors into flowering gardens with handmade stones lining the cascading pathways.  Careful selections of flowers are being chosen; flowers will bloom both day and night.  At the very front of our land will be 16 handmade stones circled into the pathw ay beginning.  These 16 stones signify the 16 “official” pets that died at Menu Foods testing laboratory long before the deadliest recall in world history was announced. 

"From the Remembered 16 Circle will be pathways that cascade over our land.  Each stone lining each pathway will be handmade and personalized with the name of a pet killed or sickened by pet food.  Each innocent victim will be remembered.  Thousands of pets – each with their own personalized pathway stone will be honored here."

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/images/Smudge.JPG (http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/images/Smudge.JPG)
This is a link to a photo of one of the memorial stones--looks like it's someone VERY special to all of us here. 

If your pet or pets passed away or have been made ill by pet food, you can participate at the Truth About Pet Food website.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: JJ on March 15, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
These people who donated are very kind hearted. The dedication is June 12th.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catbird on March 16, 2010, 05:18:30 AM
menusux, thank you so much for posting that link, on this most appropriate of days.  What a lovely and moving tribute.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: purringfur on March 16, 2010, 05:53:12 AM
I'm just speechless.  Thank you so much, donors!   :-*


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: Janet on March 16, 2010, 06:26:53 AM
What a wonderful and generous gift.
What a great experience for pet loving residents that live in the area to landscape and develop these acres into a memorial.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: lesliek on March 16, 2010, 06:30:43 AM
What a wonderful thing for the donors to have done ! Its almost like our own little piece of the Rainbow Bridge to remember them in. I cried when I saw Smudge's stone. We should all try to post about this & get news coverage, so that all the victims can be included.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catbird on March 16, 2010, 06:33:44 AM
For those of you who are on Twitter, please tweet this too!


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catmom5 on March 16, 2010, 06:56:59 AM
I read this news with tears - for those lost, for those still struggling and for those who will suffer the greed of the pfc's in the future. What a beautiful tribute to innocent victims and the people who love them. My thanks to the benefactors of this memorial.
cm5


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: bug on March 16, 2010, 06:58:53 AM
This is incredible. Thank you so much to the generous people that thought of this unique way to remember all of those that died and those that are still fighting.

I submitted a colleague's cat's name who is still in the dark about this whole thing and doesn't really understand (she's an older lady). I just remember how devastated she was when her healthy boy just suddenly died of renal failure one day -- no warning. This was the winter before the recalls even began.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: Carol on March 16, 2010, 07:32:11 AM
I had gotten a "heads up" about this project a week or so ago from the person who donated the land..She was a very active member here back in the early days of the melamine recall...I am sure some of you know who she is based on the number of her furkids that she lost...When I saw Smudge's stone---I cried like a baby--not just because of the loss of her--but because someone took the time to make her matter and connect her to all the others lost and still fighting to live...remember our war cry from so many of us "Make our pets count"..and this makes them ALL count...

My words are few today but not my thoughts..I wish all of you peace and prayers today..as this date connects far too many of us.. :-* :'(


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: shibadiva on March 16, 2010, 10:22:20 AM
What a wonderful memorial. Get the word out.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catwoods on March 16, 2010, 12:30:55 PM
What a generous and lovely thing to do! :'(

I'm going to print out some of those flyers if I can get the computer together with a printer. Our local pet supply store has a bulletin board, and that would be another place to post one, if your stores have boards.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: Mandycat on March 16, 2010, 05:40:20 PM
What a fitting and loving memorial to all the beloved furbabies lost and sickened in this terrible tragedy.  Thank you to the generous donors of this marvelous gift!   :-*


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: menusux on April 18, 2010, 03:16:09 PM
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/04/pet_memorial.html

Consumer Affairs story about the Memorial-April 18, 2010


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: bug on April 18, 2010, 03:50:37 PM
Thanks, Menusux. That's a great article. I hope the "right" people see it, too.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: Spartycats on May 13, 2010, 09:32:33 AM
I think the Bridge is beautiful.  I hope this link will work.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=163226&id=108885002468388 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=163226&id=108885002468388)


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catbird on May 13, 2010, 10:09:49 AM
The photos brought tears to my eyes, Spartycats.  Thank you for posting this link.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: Carol on May 13, 2010, 11:30:43 AM
Not a dry eye in the room... :'(


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catmom5 on May 13, 2010, 12:29:10 PM
Thanks, Spartycats, for finding this for us. I've been following the plan (very loosely) but to now see a couple of photos means a lot. What an honor for all those who have been/still are affected by the toxic food. I'm so pleased that the Menu "test cats' are the first memorialized. The animals used in research deal with a lot of pain and don't usually get the recognition that our pets do.
cm5


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: bug on May 13, 2010, 01:11:41 PM
Oh, wow! That's amazing. What a work of art and labor of love.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: catwoods on May 13, 2010, 02:35:24 PM
A really moving tribute.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: lesliek on May 13, 2010, 03:04:30 PM
That bridge is beautiful ! Thank you for posting this, I will email the link to my brother. He lost his cat Lucifer in November 2006 to crystals from pouch food.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: JJ on May 14, 2010, 12:52:34 AM
The colors with the sun shining on the bridge - what a beautiful remembrance.


Title: Re: A Place To Remember
Post by: tesla on May 14, 2010, 03:44:56 PM
The bridge is beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes. :'(