Monday, March 4, 2013

He is gone....


 Remington Steal My Heart
January 9, 2009 - March 4, 2013

May you Rest In Peace, my dear friend


Tears are falling and my hands are shaking.  I cannot believe my boy has left on his new journey.

It was a peaceful departure.  He left at 10:20 am.  I know in my heart he is now pain free and smiling again.

We took his body to the crematorium ourselves.  We wanted to be with him during the entire process.  He is now home with us where he belongs.

Of course, strange things happened during the day....snow fell as we went into the vets office....we came out and it stopped....we drove 1 1/2 hours to the crematorium and got out to take him in and it started to snow again....we came out and it stopped....the process took 3 hours.  When we brought him out and we were walking to the car it started snowing again.  We knew this was a sign from him that all was okay.  To top it off we had to stop to pick something up at a store right before we got home.  We walked in and the song 1-2-3-4 by the Plain White T's started as soon as we got in the door.  That was the song I sang to Remington on the way home from picking him up 4 years ago this Wednesday.  Needless to say I just stood there and cried.  Mike said "See he wanted you to know he loved you and he's okay".

Thank you for all the prayers and support you have given us.  And thank you for being a special part of my Remington’s life.  He was an amazing guy….

Beth

100 comments:

3 doxies said...

Remington may not be with us but his spirit will forever be with you and all around Blogville.

I am so glad you and Mike were with him as he was prepared his journey.

We love you and are wrapping you in lots of love and support and many prayers.

Puddles

Peace be with you Big Boy...in our hearts you will always be.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sad that it was Remington's time to go to the Bridge. We will miss him very much. Comforting purrs and sympathy.

Ann said...

mere words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

Madi and Mom said...

Beth you are 100% right those were signs from Remington!
I truly believe this for I too have experienced suh signs...
God Bless you and Mike for being such loving caretakers of that beautiful boy in life and after. Do not be surprised if you have other signs.

With love and hugs
Cecilia and Madi

Mitch and Molly said...

Our hearts are breaking into a million pieces for you, Beth and Mike. We thank God that Remington had the most wonderful family in the world to love and care for him. (((hugs)))

Love ya lots,
Mitch, Molly and Sue

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are so comforted that you were open to receiving his message -

It's not forever...

It's just...

For now...

Hugz from Khyra's Mom

P.S. Great picture of an incredibly handsome angel!

JacksDad said...

Jack and I are so sorry.

Parsley said...

Thank you for sharing him with us. So sad for you.

FiveSibesMom said...

We are so sad to learn Remington has journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge...we will surely miss him. Our thoughts are with you and truly believe those were indeed signs from him that he has arrived safely and will be with you in spirit always. He knows how loved he was by you and will carry your love with him through eternity. Rest in peace, handsome Remington. You stole all of our hearts.

Corbin said...

He left such a mark on each and every one of us that knew him through your writing and photos. Even Corbin's dad was very upset to hear the news when I got home from work -not many bloggers I tell him about stick in his mind like Remington did. He was a special soul and we will all forever remember him. He'll always be with you and he'll always send you those signs. You're in my thoughts and prayers as you also go on this new journey.
-Corbin's momma, Jenn

Prancer Pie said...

We were so saddened to hear about your handsome boy. Soft purrs and whisker kisses from all of us at Prancer Pie.

chicamom85 said...

To the moon and back my Sweet Remington, you will always be my lobster. You and no other.

I know you will be watching over us all now.

Loveys and hugs your Sasha

Mike and Beth

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Angel Remington was certainly watching over you and sending you his message. He is running free now.

Anne

Jacqueline said...

I am so glad he was able to send you such special signs from the Bridge in Heaven; I know he will also find a way to visit you both in your dreams...There are truly no words to tell you guys how sorry I am for this devastating loss...Thank you for sharing your remarkable, gorgeous boy with us all...God Bless...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

SquirrelQueen said...

Those were definitely signs from Remington to you and Mike. He may be gone but he will live in all of our hearts forever. There are so many who were touched by this sweet boy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessings,
Judy
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
Georgia and Adam

Sandra said...

Thank you Beth for sharing your pain with us, and i do believe he is in a pain free place. and it was so good for him that it snowed for him and a sign to you.... there are no words to say to you that can help your pain, just know that I am thinking of you and praying for you in your grief.

What Remains Now said...

I didn't know Remington long, but as soon as you met him, you knew he was a super special guy. My heart is broken for you. Rest in peace, Remington.

MurphyDog said...

oh gosh. My heart is breaking for you and your family. Murphy was born on January 29, 2009, I can't imagine the sense of loss you must be feeling at losing him so young.

He has touched so many lives and will always be in our hearts.

RIP Remington

Murphydog's Mom

JC said...

What a life he had with you. So spoiled and a fabulous fashion model. His blog was famous. All those holiday cards. He beat you didn't he. He stole my heart along with so many others. I am totally in love with him and always will be.

Know that you did the very best for him.

I am so sorry. I am a mess over here in my woods.

That song playing for you when it did, he must of done that.

Thinking of you,

JC and The Gur Gang

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Beth and Mike,

Remington will always hold a special place in my heart.
He was Maggie Mae's first follower on her blog and a Minnesota Vikings fan too, what a pair they made during football season. :)

The events of the day only reinforce the fact that he loved you both and will always be with you.

Sending you my love and prayers.

Janelle

Nola said...

I'm so incredibly sorry. Rest in peace, Remington.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Our boy, Rem, is a Blogville icon and will always be remembered as such especially when there's a full moon. His spirit will always be in your home, watching over you. His memory will live on forever, safely within your heart.

We'll never ever forget you!

Hugs

Twinkietinydog said...

I started writing a lengthy comment, but I erased it. I am planning to honor our beloved Remi on my blog.
My heart goes out to you. If you have the desire, stop by my blog where I will be telling my version.
I'm so sorry for you loss.
I wish you lots of strength for the near future.
Isabelle (Twinkie's M)

brooke said...

Oh Beth and Mike, we are so sorry for your loss. Remington was one of a kind and I definitely think he was sending you signs that he is okay. Big big hugs and giant Dane kisses to you all...

Brandi Yee said...

Oh Beth...I'm so sorry to hear about Remington! What a wonderful life he was able to share with you and your family though and I truly believe in signs like the ones you mentioned he was sending you to assure you that he's ok. He'll forever watch over you guys now. Sending thoughts and hugs your way!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How we love the big guy! Great signs - he was thanking you for everything. Every time it snows we will all be thinking Remington had something to do with it.

He may be gone in body, but he truly will be forever in a multitude of hearts.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Marilyn said...

Grief when shared diminishes. May your hearts know peace at this sad time. I believe my BooBoo, Gus, Jack and Nick have a new friend with them now. They will have a great time together, as only Newfies can!♥♫

Sarge said...

Beth & Mike, I am oh so very sorry about Remington crossing the rainbow bridge. My whole packed loved him very much. Every full moon we will think of him and the RRC...every Vikings game will remind us of him too. Thank you so much for sharing him with Blogville because he made our lives better. Loving thoughts and warm vibes to you from my pack and I'm sending mournful howls to the sky.
Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Jeanne Pursell said...

Dear Beth and Mike...The tears are flowing here for you and for dear sweet Remington. My big guy has been gone now for three years and I still miss him every day. That is what drew me to Remington...his personality and big heart shined through on his blog every day. Those were signs that you saw today...signs that Remington will always be watching over you and you will meet again one day. My prayers are with your family....please know that all of Blogville is heartbroken and we will all miss Remington so very much. May you rest in peace Remington...run free. We are sending you love and strength. Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Katz Tales said...

We had no idea that anything was wrong. We are so sorry to hear this. We hope that the knowledge that he had a good life with you helps.

Priscilla Phang said...

My heart is breaking and my tears keep flowing down my cheeks. I'm so sorry for you loss and my prayers and thoughts are on the way to you and Mike.

Rem was such a gentle giant and we loved every bit of him; we will miss him whenever a full moon comes and I'm sure he will send out his howls to everyone in blogville too.

The snow and the song were the signs that he showed his love to both of you. Hope he is running happily over the Bridge and I'm sure a lof of his angel friends are having party with him now.

Bless you and Mike.

R.I.P Remington.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh Beth, I am crying as I am reading this. That was so nice he gave you signs that everything would be okay. God winks. I am so sorry. He was way too young. Love, sandie

jen said...

I am so sorry to read of Remington's passing. My heart goes out to you Beth and Mike. What a wonderful boy Remington was and he touched so many people. Thank you for sharing his story with us over the years.
We are sending big Newfie hugs your way hoping that they may comfort you just a bit.

liparifam said...

Godspeed, Remington...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

I have loved Remington's blog. He was so big and yet so gentle looking. And funny. I will miss him. Hugs, purrs and pawtaps.

Jan & the Funny Farmers

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It is so obvious that Remington was in TOTAL CHARGE of this day... He steered your every move. Remington showed you Each and Every SIGN that was needed to bring you all through this day.
Remington Became the BRIDGE over Troubled waters.
What a Guy!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry that it was Remington's time to leave for the bridge. We always saw him as our gentle giant friend. Out thoughts, purrs, and prayers are with you.

Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Through tears and a heavy heart the mom here is typing for me. We are so so so sorry to hear that Remington had to leave for the bridge. How you loved him so. So much that you knew you had to let him go. That is the greatest love of all. Know he is forver free of the limitations that life puts on one at times. Forever he is young and can run and play all the day long. Know you will some day as I will see him. Love to you.

a.j.watkins said...

Remington,
I read you posts everyday and loved each and every one of them. See, I moved from Minnesota to Texas a year and a half ago. You helped me with the transition because I could look at your pictures of Minnesota (and Wisconsin) and know that everything was okay. You were a treasure and will be so deeply missed. Many tears have been shed today by those who have not even met you. Thank you for sharing yourself with us each day. You made a huge difference in my life and I know you've made a difference in everyone who read your blog. We all love you.

Sam said...

Mom's crying too.

Sending hugs and love,

So deeply saddened,

Sam

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing Remington with us. Sure he was a very special boy.
Yes. Those were signs from him to let you know he was ok.
He will be always in our hearts.
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Sweet William The Scot said...

We truly believe animals that love you can cross the barrier and come and touch our lives on this side. Remington will always be there when he feels you need him. Blessing
Sweet William The Scot

Grady and Leonardo said...

Beth,
This evening, around 6pm, Elena and I were driving to her 4-H meeting. We both noticed a beautiful cloud. There was a rainbow in a snow cloud. We both believe that was Remy's way of saying he is ok and he is happy. We know he is up there romping around in the snow. He will forever leave a mark in all of our hearts.
He will never be forgotten.
Julie, Elena, and the newfs.

Unknown said...

A very very tough time for you Beth but do know that you have loved him with all your heart and soul. No dog would ever feel so loved. He has one of the best life ever. He'll watch over you from high above and he'll always be with you. *HUGS* My thoughts are with you. Cry if you must.. do cry. It helps a lot.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Beth, I'm so very sorry for your loss! You loved him deeply and gave him the best life you could have asked for. May memories of your boy bring you peace in the coming days.
Noreen

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are just devastated for you. We so hoped you would have more time together. We are sending our best purrs and prayers for all of you to heal. We know he was sending you signs, and we know you will see him again.

Hugs and gentle headbutts,
Orion, Sammy and Meowm Rhonda

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

We wanted to send our sympathy and love on the loss of your boy Remington. Gentle hugs to you all. Love Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Susie and Sidebite said...

we will kss the big guy and his personal blogging, Bye Remington!

See you pal
Susie & Bites

Susie and Sidebite said...

Sorry that MISS him

Susie

rottrover said...

Sending strength and love to you both. Thanks for sharing that big, beautiful guy with all of us. I'm so sad.

Lisa and the rotties

Donna said...

Dear Beth & Mike

I am so very sorry to hear that the difficult decision had to be made so soon.

I will give Rem's sister Maxine an extra kiss and hug tonight.

Thinking of you both. Thank you for loving him enough to let him go without suffering.

Hugs,

Donna & the Moonfleet Multitude

xxxooo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Remington, words failed me. Just wanted to let you know that we are very sad to hear the news. You were so thoughtful, you showed signs to comfort your family. Hugs and kisses to you and your family, especially to your Mom. good bye now, 'til we meet again.
Chubs and Mango

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. We did say on our previous comment that it's going to snow. Remington will be remembered forever. Sending you Lots of Golden HUGS. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar n mom

Anonymous said...

Mike & Beth,

I am so sorry to know that Remington has gone to the Rainbow Bridge...what wonderful signs he gave you to help the pain. There are no words of comfort that will help right now but do know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful dog he was and he will be so missed.
Take care,
Lucy (Troy,Ohio)

Max said...

We've been off line all day and just heard your sad news. We are sending all our purrrrrs of comfort. We are surrounding you with love.

Hugs...HH, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

scotsmad said...

Remington was a huge presence in Blogville. We're crying with you...

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Milo and Jet said...

Where very sorry to hear about your loss of Remington. He was a big handsome boy and we will miss reading about all his adventures
From Milo & Jet

Mr. Pip said...

How like Remington to give you such clear and loving signs ...his kindness and gentle heart shines through all your posts and pictures.
Thank you for sharing him with all of us ...

Sending much love and prayers across the miles.

Pip & Kristin

Anonymous said...

Hugs and prayers, Beth & Mike. Remington's love and spirit will remain around you always. He was so sweet and so beautiful.

Jack's friend,
Nancy

Stewey said...

We are so incredibly sorry about Remington crossing the Rainbow Bridge today. He was an incredible blogging buddy, and we will miss him terribly. So glad that Remington gave you the gift of his signs today. Take comfort in those signs and hold his memory dear.
Continued thoughts and prayers for your family.
Stewey and his mom

Wyatt said...

So sorry for your loss. He was a special dog indeed and he was your fella. I smile, when I think of the picture you had of him, in a cowboy get up.
RIP dear Remington.

Wyatt's Mom

Keith Andrea said...

.,so sad to see that Remington has already crossed the bridge., but I bet he wants us all specially the humans who took care of him to be happy., I believe he's fine wherever he was.

Se sympathize with you,
Patio Dog Door

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Remington is so wonderful and cares so deeply for his family. Even as he goes on his final journey, he makes sure he sends you signs that he is alright to comfort you. We understand it doesn't make it easier but we do hope it comforts you to know Remington is at peace and no longer in pain.
Many hugs to you, Beth and Mike.

~mel said...

Rem has touched the hearts of many through your love of him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Oh ~ when you heard that song I can only imagine ~ sigh Hang in there and cherish the wonderful memories your Dear Remington bought into your hearts and home {Hugs}

Jazzi said...

Oh Beth and Mike, our hearts go out to you both and are breaking with yours. Tears are coming down also here. Remington was SO special and everyone loved him and his humor and style. He may be gone but his spirit will always live in Blogville. He will NEVER be forgotten!!

Thanks for sharing him with us and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will always think of him when we see that full moon, and when the packers/vikings play!! He had such a great family to LOVE him and he Loved you right back, that was always evident by just watching him!!

Love
Diana, Jazzi and Addi

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Dear Beth and Mike,

My peep and I can't imagine how you are feeling at the moment. Our thoughts are with you, you have done the right thing, helping Remington on his journey and being by his side.

Love and hugs from Dougall, Floyd and family.

Cloudia said...

You & Mike are great hearts. Remington was obviously well cared for and loved. Our longterm for pawed companion left us last June. It was as hard as losing a person. How wonderful a gift our animal companions are! I know you will be the salvation and guardian of other needful little friends. . . in time. Perhaps I'll see you at the rainbow bridge.

Condolences With ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
~ > < } } ( ° > <3

Miss HoneyBuzz and The LB said...

Tears are falling..

Run free. Run free. Run free.

Molly The Wally said...

We have tears in our eyes as we type this. Words are not enough to say how we feel for you. We pray for you both that you stay strong. I think the snow said it all. Remington run free and fast and frolic in forever snow over the rainbow bridge. A little piece of our heart is over there with you.
Best wishes Molly

Dee . . . . . said...

Tears have fallen just reading your post. We did not know you or Remington before now, we just saw his picture in the CB. We are sending you prayers, purrs and woofs at this, the most difficult of times.

Run free dear Remington, forever xxx

Groucho said...

We did not know you very long but we wanted to offer our prayers and hugs to your family and to say how incredibly brave and wonderful you all are. We loed your post from Rainbow Bridge and your wonderful wonderful lessons - we will smile and not frown, we will not worry so much because we have to learn lessons from these sad things that happen. We hope you have a pawsome time in the snow but also enjoy the sunshine and green grass and we are full of admiration for the wonderful two legged ones you have as your family and for you.

Woof

Groucho

Merlin Wylt said...

So sorry about Remington.

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XOXOXOXO

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Sagira said...

Sounds like signs from Remington for sure

Oskar said...

You loved every single minute that you had with him and he sent those messages to let you know that he remembers all of your fun times.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Oh wow Beth, that has got to be your Remington letting you know he is okay and still with you.
I am sending hugs to you and Mike, you are in my prayers.
Lynne x

Neeko said...

Dear Remington's Family,

Meee and my Pack are so heartbroken over the vey sad news... :'''o(
Remington was for sure a very cool guy and will furever be remembered by all his bloggie friends.
Sending prayers of comfort your way.
May the good Lord wrap His loving arms around you at this very difficult time and may the Pawsome memories give you the needed Peace.

Love and Blessings,
Neeko and the Pack ♥

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Words cannot express our sorrow at his loss. You made him a dear friend to so many. Tears are falling across the world for your sweet boy. Prayers for you and your family.

kalon said...

Deepest sympathies for the loss of Remington.

Anonymous said...

Beth, Mike, and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, what great humans you were for Remington. Beth, this blog is amazing, so much good from a daily ray of sunshine. Good-bye Remington, you made our lives so rich. Thanks for being so much fun, my family and I enjoyed every minute. Rest in peace, I will think of you often.

Art (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I am so very sorry to be reading this, my prayers go out to you both for your loss.

Remington may be physically gone from this earth, but he will always live on in the memories of everyone here at Blogville.

Nadine, Chewy & Lilibell

Blitz Cox said...

We are sorry to read this....our thoughts and prayers are with you...and we know the memories of him will bring smiles eventually.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

What a beautiful boy.. Our prayers are with you all...

Raelyn said...

Beth....
I have been absent from Blogville for a few days, as I've seemed freakin' busy. However. I have still periodically checked up on Remington. Now back, I just read the news on Nola's Blog. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.... He will never be forgotten.
If words come and my Brain Juices flow, then I'll do a Blog post in memory of sweet Remington.
It snowed the day he died. Wow....
--Raelyn and Rose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Angel Remington- I know we cannot see you- but we know you are there. We can feel you. Stay by our side sweet Remington.
love
tweedles

My Life in Blog Years said...

We are so sorry to hear about Remmington. May he rest in peace.

Elaine Pritchard said...

Sending all our love to you all. We had some strange coincidences happen when we lost Winnie the week before christmas so suddenly. So we understand what you mean. I am sure Winnie has let me know she is OK too.

But it doesn't stop me missing her.

Like you we didn't get long enough to share with her... but sometimes all the time in the world wouldn't be enough with such special dogs.

Love and hugs

Elaine (Winnie's LOTH)

Kari in Alaska said...

So glad you could be there every step of the way

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am so so sorry. He is a beautiful boy.

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are so sorry for your loss. God works in mysterious ways. I do believe that Remington was telling you how much he loved you!

Love,
Kim

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We totally understand how you are feeling right now. We lost our sweet Emma to cancer January 28 and we too took her to the crematorium and waited for her and brought her home.

Remington was very lucky to have found people that loved him so much.

Bella & Sweet Pea

Leslie said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Remington was a beautiful boy loved by many. He will be missed. I hope you can find peace in knowing you gave him a wonderful life.

Nanina dOnofrio said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. How beautiful to know he loves you and communicated with you from the Rainbow Bridge. Our dogs have such great, loving hearts. They reach through time and space to touch us and steady us in spirit as they did in mortal life.

Love and hugs,
Nanina and Poppy Seed

Terrorzinhos said...

We are so aorry for your loss...
Stay strong!


kisses

Cristina, Kaiser & Farrusquinho

Pippa Sheltie said...

Hello
I'd like to say a big woof to you guys for being so brave to put this up, because I understand that it must have been so difficult. You'll really miss your special boy, and I will miss him too. His posts were always full of fun and great for a laugh! I'm not sure if he knew I checked on his blog often, but I left a comment usually because it made me happy too!
Life will be strange for you both now without your fantastic friend. It was unfair that he had to die so soon in his life, but it was the only thing that could take him away from his pain of the tumour.
I hope you are all fine and recovered, and maybe find a new furry friend soon!
Best wishes for the future,
Pippa :) wuf

Kelli said...

Hi Beth.. I thought of Remington tonight and how I hadn't checked in in a while.. life had taken me away from blog surfing, little one with an ear infection etc.. but tonight I popped over and am now crying with you. :/ Both sad and happy tears.. sad b/c I have been there and know how it feels, for your loss, and happy ones for Remington b/c not only is he no longer in pain, but b/c he got to live his life with you, and through the blog you shared with all of us, we could see what it means to truly love and care for man's best friend. The story about the snow, and 1-2-3-4 (one of my fav songs) and the Rainbow Bridge.. *sniff* What a beautiful tribute post that he wrote for us. He was an amazing and special guy and I loved visiting his page. I will miss getting to share in his daily antics. I hope if you ever let another Newfie own you, that you will share that love with us too. Hugs and Prayers,
Kelli
xoxoxo

Patrice and Higgins said...

I missed seeing you and have not seen any new posts so I came looking to see what was going on. I am so sorry for your loss. Remington, you were amazing and will be missed! Hugs and paws, Higgins.

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Bailey said...

Was thinking of you and wanted to stop by and drop off some woofs & huggies. <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Kasia - Toro said...
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