Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

We are remembering our Maggie and our Mitch today.
 Maggie left us 4 years ago in January♥
 And Mitch left us just 4 months ago in April♥
 We never forget the day that dad brought Mitch home to live with Maggie.  Maggie was almost 8 years old and she figured that she was going to be an "only furchild" forever but it didn't work out the way that she had planned.   Maggie was disgusted and pouty and she ignored mom and dad for an entire month before she changed her attitude.   She truly wanted them to send Mitch back to where he came from.  
 But eventually, they became the best of friends and shared so many fun times together.   

They loved going out for ice cream~
 And they loved having ice cream at home. 
 They loved celebrating birthdays and gotcha days together
They loved heading to Sleeping Giant for fun hikes.
 They loved heading to Glenwood for French Fries.
And they loved going to Wentworth's for ice cream.   Mitch is only 6 months old in this photo.
And they had a ball going to Nantucket.

Mitch loved sneaking upstairs in Cousin Dickie and Jane's house and sleeping on the bed.   This bed was lower to the floor than your standard bed is so Mitch figured it was okay to sleep there.   One summer, Cousin Jane got a new white comforter for this bed and Mitch chewed a hole in it.    The comforter that got chewed is on mom and dad's bed upstairs here.  Mom never repaired it.   It's a constant reminder of the great summers they had on Nantucket.  
 Maggie and Mitch loved going to Something Natural.  Mom and dad would stop at this yummy sandwich shop after going to the beach and have a sandwich and chips on the picnic table in Something Natural's back yard.
This is one of mom's very favorite pictures of Maggie and Mitch.  They  were waiting to be treated with chips!
 We have so many wonderful memories of Maggie and Mitch and not a day goes by that we don't think of them.
It's a small comfort to know that they are together forever at Rainbow Bridge♥
Remember us with happy tears.
And think of all our happy years....
When we were sick, you were at our side
Our tears and fears, you tried to hide.
  We know you did your best for us,
But God above was calling us.
The tears with time will go away,
But the love we shared will always stay.
Look in your heart and we're still there
Now the Lord has set us free,
That is how we want you to remember us.
One day in the future, just over the ridge,

We'll be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.

 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal ....... in memory of our stars*

We love you forever and ever until the end of time, Maggie and Mitch♥

Mom, dad, Molly and Mackie


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Joining you in remembering Mitch and Maggie today. Thank you for sharing them with us.

The Daily Pip said...

I am so glad that Maggie came around and eventually became the best of friends with Mitch. I loved reading all the memories of them together. French fries and ice cream, what lucky doggies!

Robin + Christmas said...

Mitch will be missed!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Such a beautiful, heartfelt post today. Today is a day we should all remember all the happy days with our beloved pets now at the Bridge.

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my goodness Molly, Mackie, and peeps
This is an absolutely breathtaking and loving post. We enjoyed the photos and the stories. Too funny about Maggie's opinion of Mitch's arrival, it reminded her of a short story in Reader's Digest from a Grandmother about her 4 year old grandson's thoughts on his new baby sister. She said he asked his mom after the first very loud night and sleepless night, 'if they could take her back'. Mitch and Molly are surely enjoying all these things and more over the bridge.
Hugs madi and mom

tula monstah said...

Love our M & M memories especially with all the ice creams & foodies stops- they were some of our first DWB pals! Miss you both❤️

Matilda the Boxer said...

What a special friendship to remember!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Beautiful. So many wonderful memories to keep them alive.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Beautiful memories of two very special and very loved pups!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Millie and Walter said...

What a wonderful tribute to Maggie and Mitch. We had never heard that story about the comforter before (at least not that our mom can remember).

Nellie with Nancy said...

Trixie with Nancy
What a Beautiful tribute to Maggie and Mitch two very special Airedales💜💜 it was great to take this walk down memory lane with you I just love seeing their pictures💜. I like to think they are running around with my Dale, Emma and Nellie at the Rainbow Bridge💜💜💜

Idaho PugRanch said...

such special memories - thank you for sharing these
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

The Gang at LLB said...

What a wonderful and moving tribute of two very special pups!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Quilt Inspiration said...

What a beautiful sentiment. We greatly enjoyed reading about all the fun times with Mitch and Maggie ! Thank you so much for these eloquent thoughts. :-)Blessings, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

Jake of Florida said...

This is so poignant. So many memories of dear Magge and Mitch, whom we loved like our own.

xxx''Joan and JH

The Army of Four said...

Sweet Maggie and Mitch!!! We have wonderful memories of both of them!

Sweet William The Scot said...

You kept a comforter that Mitch chewed a hole in ~ Lee has an old worn Raggedy Ann and Andy blanket folded away. The things that give us memories.
Sweet William The Scot

KB said...

What a sweet remembrance. I miss your Maggie and Mitch too. It's hard to believe that they are both at the Rainbow Bridge. What a wonderful pair they were, bringing you such happiness. We've done similar things as you not fixing the hole in the comforter... we've left some scratches by the door (not fixing them) made by our dogs who are gone to the Bridge. We smile as we look at them.

Lots of love to all of you.

Susie said...

Hi All, couldn't reply yesterday as the post made me cry! We love our animals so much but it is awful when they leave. Remembering Maggie and Mitch and our two Kelly's. Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello molly and mackie its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot a grayt tribyoot to owr sweet absent frends maggie and mitch!!! that pikcher of maggie howling beehind mitch is too funny i see maggie had no problem mayking her feelings nown abowt sutch things!!! i am shoor they ar having a gud time now playing toogether over the rainbo bridj!!! ok bye