Casket for a dog.

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-20-2020 12:50 AM 916 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an unusual request for me. My Sister in law has a very old dog. Well over 17 years old and getting in bad health and getting close to passing. She asked me if I could make a box to bury the dog in. Just a box. I told her it would be my honor. I decided “just a box” would not do. A special dog deserves a special box. This is what I came up with. Still simple but with added touches such as a good finish, a cross and padded inside made it a little better. The dog is a yorkshire terrier, small dog but I needed to size it. I drove my cats crazy measuring them. About the same size. Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 07-20-2020 01:57 AM

“A special dog derves a special box”...well said & executed Jeff.

Thanks for posting

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 07-20-2020 01:59 AM

Good job on an honorable project

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-20-2020 02:01 AM

yes no good friend should be buried in a card board box,this box says you were loved and have a special meaning in our lives.nice work jeff-peace.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 07-20-2020 02:31 AM

Mans(Womans) best Friend always desrves the best, well done!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 07-20-2020 02:52 AM

Nice, Jeff. Put in a chew toy, too?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 07-20-2020 12:03 PM

Looks like a special project for a special friend. I’ve always been stunned when ppl try to argue that critters don’t have a after life. If God can make a couple donkeys talk then he surely has a place for mans best friend in Heaven

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 07-20-2020 01:11 PM

Our special friends deserve a special final resting home. Ilike Dave P’s idea,maybe a wooden bone? Nice work Jeff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 07-20-2020 01:52 PM

Great work Jeff. A very nice project and a very nice to go above and beyond “just a box”!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#9 posted 07-20-2020 03:10 PM

A very nice final tribute Jeff.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 07-20-2020 03:29 PM

That’s love…and you’ve done the best you could…beautiful box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-20-2020 04:13 PM

You never fail to impress Jeff.


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#12 posted 07-20-2020 04:46 PM

And people said that I was strange for preparing for my cat of 16yrs passing. The cat’s name was Snowflake hence the snowflake burnt into casket’s cover.

-- Gary, Ladysmith, VA

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#13 posted 07-20-2020 07:51 PM

Not really sure what to comment here, how about a simple- Great!

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#14 posted 07-20-2020 09:22 PM

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I appreciate them. Hopefully my SIL won’t need this for a while but it’s ready when the dogs time comes. Gary, that is a beautiful one for Snowflake. Very nice indeed.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 07-21-2020 08:08 PM

I like it Jeff, nice job!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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