I was out to dinner last night with some girlfriends and had a very nice evening at a restaurant called A Taste of Thai. The food was very good and it was fun to do some catching up. We laughed most of the night until the ride home when I learned that Jane’s sweet cat named Sam passed away a couple of weeks ago. They were very attached to that cat. He was a very handsome cat with fluffy white fur and a whole lot of personality. He would take a walk each night around the yard with Jane’s husband and he actually used the toilet instead of a litter box!!
Anyway, they miss him terribly and Jane said she thought they needed some kind of marker to remember him by for their garden and asked if I would be able to make something simple. I was more than happy to do so.
I took one of my stones that can be found at Lowe’s or Home Depot and spray painted it black. I wanted to add a simple silhouette of a cat and I found one on Google that I copied to a Word document and sized it the size that would fit my stone and printed it out. I then took my stencil burning tool and taped the picture to the back of the plastic stencil and I “burned” it out of the plastic stencil.
After that I was ready to stencil the stone. I used my letter stencils to add the name and then when the letters were dry, I added the stencil of the cat silhouette. It’s very simple but I think they are going to like it. Sam was an OLD cat. He was already in his 20’s which if you have ever had a cat, you know that is old! He had a very good life but will be sadly missed. I hope the garden marker helps them feel a bit better.