Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our Dad's Heart Transplant Anniversary

Today is our dad's 4th heart transplant anniversary!! It's been 4 years since our dad received the gift of life! Our dad is known to many as the Tin Man, who needed a heart and who got one!

Thank you so very much, Boston girl, for saving our dad's life! We can't ever thank you enough! If it wasn't for the generosity of you and your kind family, we wouldn't have our dad with us today! We wish we knew who you were so that we could give you lots of licks and hugs! Maybe one day we will!

Happy Transplant birthday, Dad! Do we need to celebrate at Wentworths again with another coffee oreo blizzard?!

Love ya lots and lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Bolo said...

Oh Wow! You're Dad's really special then M&M. Happy Heart-a-versary M&M's Dad! And we'll send out a thank you to the family in Boston too. They did a very brave thing.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We can't even begin tell you how happy we are for your dad! We hope that family in Boston knows what a wonderful thing they did! And we hope you get to meet them one day! Our pawrents think EVERYONE should be an organ donor! Happy anniversary to your dad!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Aniemother said...

Happy hart-o-versy to your dad! We should all be organ donors - it's one of the greatest gifts you can give!

Bajas, Virus & Mom

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m.
I feel father's happiness of the heart transplant and year fourth.
Family who can spend wonderful time of every day.
There is a place of the smile there. :)

from loved ume tyan

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy 4th heart trasplant anniversary and many many more, M&M Dad!
Your post makes my my day. Micracle did happen! Thanks the Boston Girl!

The Three Musketeers said...

Happy Heart Transplant Anniversary M&M's Daddy (:

Lots of Love ,
Three Musketeers

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy transplant anniversary!
what a wonderful post.
you are a very special family!
m & e

Gus said...

Happy Transplant Anniversary to all of you. And many thanks to the girl in Boston who made it possible, and to her truly loving family. We are sure you will help dad celebrate. Lots of sloppy kisses from

Gussie and Teka

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Wow, how neat! And such a miracle!

Ferndoggle said...

Oh that is SO awesome...I mean pawesome! You all deserve some ice cream today...


the 4 Bs said...

this is definitely a happy heart day! we're so glad that your dad is here with you. that Boston girl was very generous and kind.


Fred said...

What a wonderful thing for your dad and family! (And appropriate nickname, I says.)

Faya said...

Even if we know what happened to your Dad, Véronique still cry when she reads his story.... It is so beautiful and we are so happy for you ! I hope you will celebrate with an ice-cream !
Kisses, Faya

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
I'm so vewy happy to celebwate youw Dad's heawt wif you...he's a vewy special guy, and I'm so vewy glad he has his heawt..I know someday you'll be able to thank that giwl in pawson, when you'we all in heaven togethew..but that's along long long long time fwom now
smoochie kisses

the Corgi Girls said...

Oh wow, we are so happy for your Dad! Such a wonderful thing to celebrate, give him lots of slobbery kisses for us too!

M & I

Anonymous said...

What a happy day for you all. Take good care of your dad Maggie and Mitch!
Abby & Rosie

Moco said...

Best wishes to your Dad. He was so very lucky aa all of you are to have him with you.
Pizza and ice cream are in order. Maybe some of those crab cakes also.
Take good care of him.

Petra said...

Your Thanksgiving celebration started today, didn't it, guys? I am soooooooooooooo happy for all of you! And yes yes yes for the ice cream ~~ triple scoops of it!

Peanut said...

That is the best anniversary ever. Happy anniversary to your dad and all of you too.

Ms. _____ 2 be ! said...

Happy Heart day!
Those plush are cute!

Kodak the Eskie said...

Happy Heart Anniversary!! That is pretty special that someone gave your Dad the gift of life. It's amazing what modern medicine can do now. Love the tinman!

Hugs, Kodak

Hollie and Janie said...

what a wonderfully special day! I hope yall give your dad tons of kisses... i know you will!

Lacy said...

w00f's M and M, Bless the hoomans that give the gift of life..congrats to ur daddy on his 4 year heart-o-versary...and me agrees, git sum ice celebrate..

b ssafe,

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

gosh - the first time I read this I thought it read that this was his fourth heart! Had to re-read that one!

happy anniversary.



Murphey said...

4 years, that is awesome. Definitely deserves a big old Wentworth ice cream.

Murph and Reilly

Deetz said...

What a truly remarkable gift!!! I am so glad you have your daddy here with you today and for many many more years. Can dogs be donors? If he ever needs one again, he can have mine.

Putter said...

We are so HAPPY here about this very special day Maggie and Mitchy! OMG! We are so happy! We love your Dad, along with you both and your Mom too:)

Love, Putter ...:)

Molly and Taffy said...

We would like to wish your Daddy a very happy 4th anniversary.
Hope you went out and celebrated!

Molly and Taffy

Bentley & Niko said...

awww, that is great! We got your message about Christmas, and we are going to put our stuff up this weekend! It just gets too hard to go from Halloween to nothing in the house!

Sparky said...

Happy Heart Transplant Day! I'm glad your Dad is okay!

A coffee oreo blizzard sounds good to me!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so awesome. Have a great day dad..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mango said...

Happy anniversay to your dad! That is so cool! You seem to have celebrated in style.


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Happy Anniversary to your Dad! He sure is very special....*wink* I like the reference to the Tin Man...Mom loves the story of the Wizard of Oz! Hope you have a great day!


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Woof! Is that a picture of ME at the top of the page?
Love, Waldo

Isis said...

wow! congrats to your dad! he's a lucky man! thats a wonderful thing!

Huskee and Hershey said...

This is a really special day, Maggie & Mitch! I hope you all went out to celebrate!
Happty Transplant Day to maggie & Mitch's dad!

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

HI M & M

Give you Dad a great big lick for me!! That's great, 4 yrs, and many more to come!!
I do agree, Wentsworths is appropriate!
with wagging tail,
PS. Lots love goes out to the family of the Boston girl!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Sure this is a great Anniversary!
Give kisses and hugs to your dad from us, ok?
Take care

Boo Casanova said...

maggie and mitch, i wish your dad live a long and happy live.

wet wet licks


happy said...

Happy 4th Anniversary to your Dad! It is indeed such a great gift from the Boston girl and family!

Hope you all have a great celebration!

Chef said...

That's a fantastic reason to celebrate! Happy Heart-a-versary to your Daddy and to all of you. You have all been blessed in a very special way.

Love and hugs to your family and to the family of the Bostone girl.

Chef said...

ooops, I meant Boston....

BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, we are REALLLY happy for you guys and your dad!
Our prayers of thanks to the Boston girl and family!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Your dad sure is special and that Boston girl is pawsome to help save your dad's life. ;)

~ Girl girl

Josh and Jess said...

Happy Transplant Day Dog Dad! Glad you're still with your family. Many happy returns :)

Hugs, Josh and Jess

The Three Musketeers said...

hmm , personally we think it works (:
& its yummy too (:

Lots of Loves ,
Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers said...

yeah ! Maggie , I sure got treats in the kong . oh , sorry to hear about what happen to your kong . BOL

Lots of Loves ,

Anne said...

Happy 4th Heart transplant anniversary to your dad, Maggie and Mitch. Its a definitely the most wonderful gift that anyone can offer and receive.

I think this do call for a major celebration! Your should go Wentworths again a few times to celebrate.



Eduardo said...

OMD! I had no idea that your Daddy had a heart transplant! Happy Birthday to that heart! What a blessing! Make sure y'all go celebrate!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Toffee said...

Happy belated heart day to your dad!

Lady Kaos said...

Awwww, I got all teary eyed! Give your Dad a hug for me. I think this celebration deserves more icecream trips than his birthday did!

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Hello.... we did not know about your Dad and his "Special" heart!!!!! How pawsome is that!? Congrats to all of you today.... and bless the sacrifice of the family that makes this possible. We should all take the time to donate our organs..... The gift of life.... truly is the gift of love.

Blu Loo Loo for the tribe

Niamh said...

Yeah for your dad! Wonderful! Give him lots of kisses and Airedale hugs. You are all so lucky.

Your friend,

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Happy 4th heart transplant anniversary to your papa!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mack said...

That is just so wonderful!

Happy 4th anniversary!

Eric said...

How very special and precious you Dad is, the Boston girl's family too.I wish him the bestest of health and happiness on his Anniversary.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Raising Addie said...

Happy Transplant day to your dad!

We're so happy that he is with you and in good health. The generosity of people is simply amazing.


P.S. Thank you very much for checking in on Addie today! We have an award for you.

Petey said...

What a wonderful celebration! While you two look like lions, I know you have courage, hearts and brains!

From the Toto dog in New York,


Bogart said...

Woo-hoo! Keep that big heart ticking!!!!


Saint Lover said...

Congratulations on this huge milestone anniversary!

T-man Angel said...

Happy Heart Anniversary to your dad!! I'm really glad he's doing well. I'm sure the girl's family can find some comfort in knowing there daughter gave life to someone else. I hope you can thank them in person (and in dog) someday!

T-man Angel

duo_disaster said...

Happy Healthy Heart Transplant Anniversary to MM's Daddy!!!

Here's us wishing him blessed with longevity! Lots of treats (so he can then share with the both of you)...

Happy everyday!
Rudolf & Goofy

The Zoo said...

What a day to celebrate for your family! Hope it was a very happy day for all of you!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Happy Transplant Day to your Dad! Sorry that I am a bit late. When my human lived in the States, she worked for a hospital. She knows just how important it is to donate organs.

I am so happy that your Daddy has a new heart! Hugs to you all!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Happy Belated Transplant Day to your Dad! Mama has fallen a little behind with blogging because of being a part time student.

This is pawtastic for you all!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Persephone and Buster said...

wow wow... happy heart day to you all... your dad is a very lucky dad..lots of heart. not one but two!!! keep it revved...
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone and ms.Bailey blue too.

Lenny said...

HOORAY!!! Big congratulations - what a happy anniversary.