Thorsday Remembrance


Mugsy, Sissy & Dadaw... napping at work Spring 2008

Yesterday was a day to paws – er, pause – and remember.  Sissy got to know Mugsy pretty well, but was never able to celebrate his birthday with him.  Neither of us ever knew Fred, but he crossed the Bridge on what turned out to be Mugsy’s last birthday on earth.

They were special boy-dogs.  Mama still talks to them every day.  She tells them to watch over the house – and/or us – when she leaves, and she tells them she misses them when she passes the spot where she and Mugsy had their wreck right before Sissy came to live in the Woods. 

Dogs in LeavesThey were big pals too… once they got over that fighting thing, so I hear. 

We still have some of their toys.  Sissy and I both enjoy tennis balls, but not to the extent that Mugsy did. 

Neither of us love pink grapefruit the way Fred did, but we are very fond of bananas and you know I love PANK!! 

Mama says Mugsy and Fred are our guardian angels.   Some days, we need all the help we can get. 

Happy Thorsday!  It’s sweet to remember the other pets who left paw prints on our human’s heart.  Who’s on your mind and in your heart today?



14 Responses to “Thorsday Remembrance”

  1. May I help you? « Chan Knits Says:

    […] Thorsday, little friday and Thankful Thursday to you.  Gretchen did a very sweet post on yesterday’s significance in the Woods.  October is chocked full of dates to remember in […]

  2. gMarie Says:

    awww – what a sweet post indeed Miss GG. You really are a gentle girl, aren’t you. I’ve been missing Dudley Dog alot lately – no real reason for it. Wait – my October calendar dog looks like a baby Dudley.

    Enjoy the memory of those boys who went before you and all they taught your humans. The boys made them much better humans for you girls. g

  3. Kari Says:

    Thank you for sharing that special moment with us.

  4. Katherine Says:

    Sweet memories! Macy doesn’t remember any of our earlier fur-babies. She came to us as a Christmas gift when we were alone and without a friend to share our bed and hearts. Those who have gone before have indeed paved the way for even greater appreciation of the gifts Macy and our visitor Max bring to us.

    Gretchen, you and Sissy are truly a gift to all of us who read your blog. Big smooches!!

  5. Barbara S. Says:

    Still doing the, “Oh, right, I don’t have to put Sadie out before I go to bed” thing. Yesterday I was eating a sandwich and a piece of meatloaf fell out and I had that moment of sudden realization that she really wasn’t right there to clean up her Manna.

  6. Mary Says:

    Good week to remember our beloved pets…Oct 4th is the Feast of St Francis of Assisi – patron saint of animals.

  7. Sue Says:

    Our Mom has been thinking about Bentley and Monty a lot lately. We knew Monty but not Bentley. This week Mom and Dad have been so busy helping Morgan that the rest of us are feeling a little neglected but Mom just took us out and threw balls for us to chase, so things are getting beck to normal, sort of.

  8. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    Seems like a number of the blogs we read have had memory posts recently. Nice to learn a little more about Mugsy and Fred. Very nice tribute to them.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. KittyplusCoco Says:

    It is nice to hear about Mugsy and Fred. They sound like cool boys (if there is such a thing). We are thinking of Mom’s first pup Nuke. She is up in heaven swimming in a giant pool and sunbathing. Her headstone is at our grandpawrents house in a bone shape wif her name and birthdate. Sniff sniff.


  10. scrabblequeen Says:

    Nice memorial to the ones gone on before. Momma and Misty often think of Wee Bonnie Lassie, aka Bonnie, who was Misty’s mother and my grandmother, and, so momma says, her favorite dog….ever!
    Woofs…Sasha (Misty didn’t want to bother today)

  11. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA Says:

    We never knew any of mama’s Danes, but there are tons of pictures everywhere. There are so many Danes who have passed on and mama misses every one of them. But one of her bestest heart dogs was another rescue: a shephard mix who was about our size, named Lazarus. He was blind in one eye when mama rescued him [his foot was stuck in an expansion bridge grate and cars were just whizzing by him at high speed and honking!] He lost the sight in his other eye soon after, due to severe heart worm infection. But he lived with mama for many years and was a wonderful, wonderful doggie.

    Jed & Abby

  12. Mango Says:

    Thorsday… sob. I miss my Beautiful Raja and my big buddy Thor.


  13. Nichole Says:

    Beautiful post girls………those boys were indeed very special!

  14. Bubblesknits Says:


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