. . . A STORY PLACE, NOT TOTALLY A FICTION, NOT QUITE ON A MAP.
Oh no Henry! Maybe Simon hid those so you'd find them after - I say save them for the next dog that is lucky enough to find you and your wife. And I do believe these beloved companions are all still waiting for us somewhere..I cannot (and will not!) believe that souls such as theirs would just fade away. I do know that when I meet up with them someday it will be quite a mob scene, and such fun!
We've kept Simon's collar, too, Marianne, just in case there's another shepherd in our future. Jessie wore it for thirteen years before Simon.