Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Sweet Boy

Mitch is at peace.  No more stumbling and crashing and falling.  No more evil diseases. He was tired and it was time.

 One more walk around his yard~
 And one more drink~
 And a hug from his dad before we left for the animal hospital.
 As we were leaving the examining room at Central, I looked down at Mitch.    He was smiling. Maggie was welcoming him to Rainbow Bridge. 

You were the sweetest boy ever, Mitch   We miss you, buddy~
Love you forever and ever♥
Mom and Dad and Molly

103 comments:

Zoolatry said...

Be at peace, sweet boy. Forever loved.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Run free Mitch, run free. Sending love and peace to your pack at this difficult time.

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry! Dear Mitch, you're safe and in good hands now. Be at peace, we love you a lot! Our angel Laura and Hana will be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending love and hugs to you and your family!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Run free sweet Mitch...we know your family is hurting right now and we are sending many hugs. My Zippo will be there to greet him...as well as all of our furry family members that have gone to the bridge. We are sure that Maggie was welcoming him. You were so very loved and we will always have a special place in our hearts for Mitch.
xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Una said...

Oh my goodness,I'm so sad for you all,but I know Mitch is in doggy heaven and no more pain for this handsome guy.xxx

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sue, George and sissy Molly,
We are so very sad for you all. We will miss Mitch's spunk and signature 'Dale smile. For sure Maggie was waiting at the rainbow bridge gate and wrapping her loving paws around his neck.

Hugs and love...
Madi and Cecilia

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ... What to say ... Mum and I are so very sad for you all too. Dear, dear Mitch! We will all miss him so much. Mum and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and I'm sending you hugs and sloppy kisses. Run free, Mitch and keep an eye out for our Harri and Lucy. You'll like them, mate and they'll like you too. Love from Mum, Lynn and me Charlie.

Julie said...

I am so very, very sorry to read this sad news. Sending you all lots of luffs and hugs, we will miss Mitch so much.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bev Green said...

We have popped over from the POTP to send our love and heartfelt sympathy at your loss of your sweet Mitch..we may not have met but we all understand that pain..with love and gentle hugs Fozziemum xxx

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sending soft purrs. Run free Mitch.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We KNOW that Maggie and Mitch are now reunited.
OMD we are SOOOOOO very VERY much Sad and Sorry that our beloved Mitch has left US, butt we know that he is running Free and Fast with Maggie.
Our hearts are so heavy with the loss. Mitch left us with some Fabulous memories to Cherish... until We join him...
Deepest Sympathy to YOU at this difficult time.

Marg said...

We are so so sorry, but just continue to know that Mitch knew so much love while he was with you. Sending you large hugs and just know that you did Mitch a favor by letting him go.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We never had the privilege of knowing handsome Mitch, but wanted to let you know how sorry we are to read this. Looking back on his blog, I can see he had a wonderful life.
Prayers and Purrs to the ones he left behind..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

The Black and Tans. said...

Mitch we are so sad you had to make the journey to the Rainbow Bridge but you must be so happy to be reunited with sweet Maggie.
We send Molly and your Mum and Dad lots of virtual hugs.
Run free dear Mitch. x

Dotty said...

O my goodness, I am so sorry to hear this. Sad news, though better that he is now at peace. Best wishes to you.xx

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Mitch. We send you lots of comforting purrs.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sorry to hear that your sweet Mitch has gone OTB. We're sending you soft, healing, purrs and prayers.

The Florida Furkids

Millie and Walter said...

Dear Molly, Mom and Dad,

We are so sad to hear this news this morning. We know that Mitch is pain free and enjoying himself with his Angel Sister Maggie. We will cherish all the memories we have of him from your blog stories. Big hugs to all of you.

Millie, Walter and mom Cindy

TK and Pip said...

We are very sorry Mitch had to go to the bridge. It is hard to be left behind. We are sending our purrs and prayers of comfort to all that are sad.
Until you all meet again.
God's Speed Mitch.

TK and Pip said...

We are very sorry Mitch had to go to the bridge. It is hard to be left behind. We are sending our purrs and prayers of comfort to all that are sad.
Until you all meet again.
God's Speed Mitch.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

As Mom always likes to remind others, the greatest gift humans khan give us is the one that khauses their heart the most pain - but it shows how much we are loved -

Run Free Angel Mitch -

I'm pretty sure Angel Maggie is so happy to have you there with her - and received the messages your special mom and dad sent along with you -

And yes, it's not furever...it's just...fur now!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra, Holly, and Phyll

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I am so very sorry to hear the news. My heart weeps for you. Run free, Mitch. We'll light a candle for you.

-Dr. Liz and Family

Oz theTerrier said...

Goodbye sweet Mitch. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you all.

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Run free Sweet Boy!

Gus said...

We were so sorry to see this note from you this morning. It is a decision most of us make for our fur friends, but it never gets easier. Know that you have done the best for him, including this final decision. All our love and lots of nose pokes

Gus, TEka and the Muzzer

Lovable Lily said...

We are very saddened by the news. Rest well with the angels Mitch. Sending much love to your family.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Gail Wilson said...

I am so sorry about Mitch.you and all of your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Hugs and wags, Gail and Willow.

Diana Faria said...

You will always be such a good boy, RIP sweet Mitch.

Robin Whiskers said...

I AM SO SORRY! This is just awful. Only yesterday I found out that Mitch was having these problems, so this really shocked me. Mitch is with Maggie now, and he's playing with his former Blogville friend, my dog Katie, who passed away a couple weeks ago. She probably loves Mitch. Rest in peace, my beautiful friend.

stellaroselong said...

We are so sorry we just read this, on Monday. We don't seem to have the right words for you but we know in our hearts that you were the best parents to him, and that he is not at peace. You are in our thoughts and heart today. Stella Rose and MOmma

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Mitch...I'm so sorry. My heartfelt sympathy to your family. Enjoy running in the meadows and chasing butterflies with Maggie. We will never forget you.

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry Mitch had to go to the bridge. Sending comforting purrs to you.

KB Bear said...

My heart is breaking for you. Mitch was so sweet and such a gentle big brother to Molly. He was a lucky dog, knowing love like yours. Great big hugs to all of you. I know how hard this is.

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all the family.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We came via POTP and just wanted to say how sorry we are on the loss of your beloved Mitch. Keeping you in thoughts and always remember you'll see Mitch again (I hope this belief does not intrude on yours) one day.

angelswhisper2011 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mitch. Allthough we haven't met, our hearts go out to you and your family. It is never easy :( We hope you have peace now, dear boy. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sorry! We know it has been a hard battle for all of you. Even as he is at peace, you are grieving. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Our hearts are broken to read this news, but we know that you would only do what is best for Mitch. He is at peace now and we bet he is over the top with joy to be reunited with Maggie. It is never easy to lose a beloved pet. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

With much love, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie.

Carole said...

I am so sorry. I have loved Mitch from afar for several years!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dearest Mitch, you are whole again, no more pain. We know how much your pawrents loved you - to give you this last gift of love in letting you go to be with Maggie.
lots of pug prayers and hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Bocci said...

We love the picture of your Dad hugging you, Mitch. Such a sweet boy and now running free with your sister Maggie. We are so very sorry, and I can assure you we are crying today.

Love and hugs from Ohio,

Joan, Bocci and Bella

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello evrybuddy its dennis the vizsla dog hay we ar verry sorry to heer this nooz and send yoo all lots of tail wags!!! run free sweet boy mitch we wil miss yoo!!! be shoor to stop by tuckers everlasting rainbo bridj buffay to meet him and trixie and trouble and all owr frends hoo hav gawn to the bridj befor!!! ok bye

Country Girl said...

So sad to hear this news. I know Mitch was so loved. My son's husky, Yuka passed last thanksgiving. What a heartbreaking time. She had been with him for 15 years. But be at peace knowing Mitch is with Maggie now. Time to comfort poor Molly.

Sue said...

We're all so terribly sorry to read this. Rest in peace, sweet boy.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my, our hearts hurt. Run free sweetheart. Benny is waiting to play with you
Lily & Edward

Murphy said...

Prayers of comfort for all those who carry his paw prints on their hearts!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

The Daily Pip said...

Oh dear, sweet Mitch ...you were one of our first friends and we will miss you so much. Sending you so much love and support across the miles. Run free, be at peace, we will miss you, Mitch ...

Susie Q said...

Oh my dear sweet friends I am so, so sorry. We all know that this is the best thing to do but it hurts so much. We will miss those wonderful pictures of Mitch and Molly and all their adventures. Our hearts break for you all. Rest in peace Mitch and we are sure you are running around with Maggie. Susie & Treacle xx

Kismet said...

Normally I'm an airhead. Today I'm an Airehead in honor of Mitch.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Sending you so many prayers and pug hugs. So sorry for your loss. xxxxoo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Run free and have a beautiful reunion with Maggie, Mitch, with your shining new body! We send all our love to your family. Words can't begin to say....

XX-
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Wyatt said...

So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you.
Mitch is in good company with Maggie. Leo and Stanzie will welcome him too.
Hugs to you and your family,

Sue, Paul, Wyatt and Tegan

M. K. Clinton said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are sharing in your grief. ♥

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're so sorry to hear about Mitch. It's so terribly sad when a beloved doggie leaves for the rainbow bridge.

Val said...

Oh I am so sorry. We just recently went thru the passing of our two Girlz. Tears are flowing as I know how raw the wound is for you. Know you gave Mitch a wonderful life and now it's time for him to run free with his Maggie. BLessings to you and a hug for Miss Molly.

Enya said...

So sad!

AmberC said...

Just heartbroken. Mitch and Maggie were two of our very first friends in Blogville and will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. We're so sorry that Mitch had to leave for the Bridge but we can only imagine how joyful the reunion between Mitch and Maggie must have been. Sending you love, hugs and brindle kisses.

Mayzie and Mom

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We will miss Mitch so much but we know he is at peace and running free with Maggie - hugs to you

Mimi said...

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mitch. I know Maggie will take good care of him.

Sending nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Pam, Oskar & family

Nellie with Nancy said...

Just heartbroken that you had to say goodbye to your Sweet Mitch you gave him the best and now he is reunited with his Maggie and they are running free at the Rainbow Bridge and one day they will greet you again💜Believe💜 I would like to think that they are running with my Dale, Emma and Nellie💜 Trixie and I are sending our Love 💜

Jake of Florida said...

The only thing that makes this any better is the thought that Mitch and Maggie are together again, both healthy and happy, and she is showing him where her favorite ice cream shop is. It was so much fun watchng Mitch grow up and overcome some of his fears ... like walking up the stairs... and enjoying all his stories about his new sister, Molly, after Maggie had to leave for the Bridge. Sue, deepest condolences from a long-time fan of your airedale pack and heartfelt hugs to comfort you and Mitch's dear dad, and of course Molly.

Joan and Just Harry (with Angel Jake on the look-out for one of his old pals!)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we did not have the honor of knowing Mitch, but wanted to stop by and say how very sorry we are; Godspeed your journey to heaven Mitch

♥♥♥

tweedles said...

Run tp Maggie our beloved Mitch. We are sad for your family, because they loved you so much, and now they will miss you very much.
All of blogville is circling around your family, sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding paws, and talking about how special you were to all of us.

You are now an angel. and you are with angel Maggie.
We will always love you.
We are so sad,, along with your mom dad and Molly.
love forever and ever

tweedles

Snoopydog said...

Run free dear beautiful Mitch!!! We've thought about you all day today and had to call in to see how you were doing. Your time had come! What joy you have brought to your family and your 'blog' friends. The sweetest, funniest, most intelligent and handsomest airedale is now at peace and running free. You were one of our very first 'friends' here in bogland all those years ago. We'll miss you loads!! Thinking of you Mom and Dad and Maggie! Be strong and remember that beautiful boy with a smile and joy in your hearts. He was special! Lots of love, Ros and Oscar xx

FinleytheWestie said...

So deeply sorry for your loss... sending big hugs to all of you from Texas...

Momo and Pinot said...

We just learnt this news on FB and we jumped here. We're so so sorry for your loss, Molly, mom and dad. Mitch will be missed and will be remembered forever. Run free with Maggie, Mitch, sweet boy!

Momo, Pinot and mom

Martha said...

Maggie and Mitch were among our very first dog blogging buddies. We are desperately sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you all, humans and Molly. We know how very hard it is. We like to think that Maggie and Smith are together again enjoying a refreshing slice of melon. xxxxx

Whitley Westie said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs your way.

Ruby said...

Oh noes. I am so sorry. I am truly heartbroken for you. I know that you miss your sweet boy so very much, butts I know that Maggie was there to show him all the fun thingies to do at the Bridge. Words just don't do your sorrow justice, and I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayer. Lots of {{{hugs}}} and AireZens.
Kisses,
Ruby and Ma ♥♥♥

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your sweet boy. Ziggy sends love and hugs to Molly so she can find comfort as I am sure she will miss her brother deeply. I am sure that Mitch is running free across the bridge with Maggie and Sasha and all the pals that went before them. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne and Ziggy

Katie Kat said...

Prayers and hugs as you miss your sweet boy.

Katie Kat.

The Life of Riley said...

Dear Mitch,

May you run free with Maggie and all your other blogging friends who are over the rainbow bridge. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us through your blog. We loved hearing what you got up and seeing photos of you with your family. We will miss you!

We are also sending our love, thoughts and gentle woofs to your family at this sad time.

Riley and Enzo

Noodle4President said...

We can't even believe this news. Our hearts hurt for you. We did find something that made us feel a little better, though. Mitch passed on the 1 year anniversary of Khia's passing. We think she was there with Maggie to greet him. Take your time and we'll all be here when you're ready. <3 <3 <3 Love, Noodle and Family

Oreo said...

Im so so sorry. Our hearts go out to you. He is with Maggie and im sure that jazzi was there with her tacos!!!

Diana and Oreo

Timmy Tomcat said...

We send prayers and purrs of support for your family Mitch as we know you are playing in the sun over the rainbow bridge. Watch over us until we all meet again. I hear there is a special door for visits between Woofies and Kitties!
Timmy, Dad and Family

Ruby and Penny said...

Molly, Mom & Dad

We are so very sorry. Mitch was a wonderful boy.

Love Ruby & Penny

pees - Say hi to Maggie for us Mitch.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Mitch.
Run free with Maggie.
Sweet William The Scot

LBJ said...

I'm so very very sorry. What a sweet boy - may he look down on you and smile.

The Johnson's (Abby the Lab)

Team Beaglebratz with Lady Shasta said...

Me'n mom r so furry much sad tue read this newz. I know we all were so hopin'Mitch wood come out better of what wuz botherin'him. We r glad Maggie wuz there at the Rainbow Bridge tue greet Mitch. Hopefully our Angel Lord Shiloh wuz there tue.

Run free dear Mitch - run an'play like the pup u alwayz were.
Mom Kim'n Lady Shasta an'Angel Lord Shiloh

ScrapsofMe said...

Our hearts go out to you. Maggie n Mitch were some of the first bloggy buddies we made. This is still one of the first blogs we read each day. All our love, Bonnie, Kenzie, Pam and the Mr.

Nancy said...

We are so very sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. Though we didn't comment often we always read your posts and hoped and prayed for Mitch's health to improve.

I recently found this quote below and thought it might give you some comfort even with your broken hearts.

"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect [or effort]. Without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. . . . Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!"

In his sermon, "The King of Terrors," Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918), Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral imagines the person in the casket saying the above words.

Blessings to all who loved and will miss Mitch. You'll have a happy reunion some time in the future when you all meet at the Bridge.
--Nancy and Hannah. (ndmessier @ aol.com)

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Awe so sorry :( We will keep our paws together fur ya'll!

xoxo,
Matt & Matilda

erin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express how sad I am for you. The only bad thing about dogs as I see it, is that they are here for such a short time. At least Mitch is not in pain anymore. He was well loved and will certainly be missed. -Erin (& Teagan too)

Mojo, Digger and family said...

Many, many tears over here, and especially for the three of you left behind and hurting so much. Struggling for words, can only send our thoughts and love for you all,
Mojo, Digger and Mum

Roan said...

My heart breaks for you. Mitch was an awesome fella and you were so lucky to have each other. I'm glad he was smiling.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

We are so very sorry and sad to hear dis news. Mitch wuz one of my furst furiends in Blogville, him (and angel Maggie) always made me smile. Sending lots of luvs and prayers to all of you. Run free sweet boy, say hi to Maggie.

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and Max
Mom

Abbey and Lucy said...

We're so sorry to hear this news! I had a dog before Lucy that passed and I know exactly what you are going through. Mitch is in a better place now and his sister Maggie is sure to take care of him! Maybe he'll meet my dog Avra in doggie heaven? Lucy and I are sending lot's of prayers your way! We are so sorry! At least he didn't suffer towards the end!

Mark Muller said...

Hugs to you all and a kiss for your boy... there are no words just tears we cry for your loss....

betty said...

My heart breaks for you all. But I'm certain that Maggie met Mitch at the bridge and has shown him where all the treats are kept. Sending you all hugs during this difficult time.

Monkeywrangler said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your buddy Mitch. It is never easy to let them go across the Bridge.

Monkeywrangler said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your buddy Mitch. It is never easy to let them go across the Bridge.

Angus said...

He was a fine fellow. As all dog owners know having shared that much love he'll still be with you but in a different way.

Linda said...

Run free sweet baby.
XO Cinnamon's mom..
Linda

Linda said...

Run free sweet baby.
XO Cinnamon's mom..
Linda

Oreo said...

Oh..my hearts hurts for you. I know the feeling oh so well. Maggie welcomed him and my Jazzi was there with his taco in paw. He was a wonderful boy!! Our thoughts are with you during this time'

Diana and Oreo

The Army of Four said...

We are so sorry for the hurt you feel now - but know that Mitch is whole, healthy, and is running with your lovely Maggie now. Sending love and prayers of comfort -
KZK and the girls
PS: It's interesting - I was walking the girls around the yard the other day and we saw that our pink Lily of the Valley are blooming. I've always called them our "Mitch and Maggie" Lily of the Valley. Later that day is when I saw your post on FB about Mitch. <3

Barbara said...

We are so very sorry. We loved Mitch very much. You are in our thoughts.

Ojo said...

Good-bye, sweet Mitch. You will be missed by so many of us, but we are sure you are now running and sniffing and free of pain on the other side of the Bridge. Many licks and wags to your family.

Comet said...

We are late to this news and are just heartbroken. I told BLU to find Mitch on the other side of the bridge and to give him a good chase. RIP my dear friend.
Comet

Earl Lover said...

We are so sorry to hear about the lovely Mitch. What you did for him is beautiful. RIP sweet boy.

scottiechronicles.com said...

I don't know what to say. In my own grief, I lost the news of your loss. I'm so very sorry. So, so sorry.

Corbin said...

Maggie & Mitch were some of Corbin's first blogville friends. I've been so absent from the blog world since losing Corbin, I had no idea Mitch was ill. I sure hope Maggie and Mitch found Corbin on the other side of the bridge. Bet the have quite the playdates. I know it's late, but sending much love to you and your sweet boy.
-Corbin's momma, Jenn

Corbin said...

Maggie & Mitch were some of Corbin's first blogville friends. I've been so absent from the blog world since losing Corbin, I had no idea Mitch was ill. I sure hope Maggie and Mitch found Corbin on the other side of the bridge. Bet the have quite the playdates. I know it's late, but sending much love to you and your sweet boy.
-Corbin's momma, Jenn