Home Memorial & Upcoming Concerts
Thought I’d share this video of our bedtime ritual – Pete gives them “bedtime biscuits” – and they will not go to sleep until they have had them. The noise is amazing – I’m tempted to make something percussive as a sample and write a song – I’m sure Pete would play the guitar.
Exciting things happening – as you may have noticed, there is an Animal Requiem concert in February in Tallahassee, Florida – the first independent one. There are some rumours of shows in the spring in Assisi (home of St Francis) – and St Marks square in Venice.
Also, I have been working with the wonderful Claire Chew, who is a pet loss and grief counsellor. She has created an extraordinary Course for people to do after the loss of a beloved pet – there is nothing else like it. Although my losses have been over the last 6 years, and time does heal a certain amount, I am currently doing this course myself. I want to wait until I have gone though the whole course before I write about it in full – but I already know this is going to be powerfully healing for me in so many ways.
Claire and I have also been working on an ANIMAL REQUIEM HOME MEMORIAL.
This is a box – inside which is a copy of the album, a scented memorial candle, a silver pet token and a photo memorial card for your special pet. I believe in the absence of any kind of ceremony when we lose our companions, this is something that can be given to a friend who has suffered a loss, but especially meaningful for families and children. Often losing a pet is a child’s first interaction with loss – and a simple home memorial I’m sure would be of great comfort and healing.
This will be coming in February – and will be available to buy on amazon in the UK, EUROPE and the US.
Gearing up for xmas here – have literally only managed to buy xmas jumpers for the dogs (see photo).
Much love, Rachel x