Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just to let you know….

I am okay….
Here is what happened….

I wasn’t feeling very well.  I went to see Dr. Mary in this very nice room.  We all talked for awhile.  Hugs and kisses were given and I love you was said many times.  Dr. Mary gave me a shot to make me sleepy.  Beth and Mike hugged me.  I could feel the love and that made me feel safe.  They gave me another shot….
Beth and Mike were crying….
I heard Beth say “I love you, Remington” 
and Mike said 
“I love you….goodnight, Sweet Prince”….
I felt them kiss me and I went to sleep. 

When I woke up I was in this beautiful winter wonderland.  Two Newfoundland’s and a cat came running to me.  It was my kitty sister, Keisha, and the others told me their names were Taylor and Samuel.  I hugged Keisha and told her how happy I was to see her.  The Newfoundland’s said they use to live with Mike and Beth too.  We talked a long time and they explained where I was.  They said this was called Rainbow Bridge.  It is a place we come to wait for our human loved ones to come and get us so we can all be together.  They said most people think the Rainbow Bridge is sunshine and green grass but not everyone knows that there are two parts to the Rainbow Bridge.  One with sunshine and green grass to play in and the other is a beautiful winter wonderland with soft snow to play in.  I can go to either one….it is very nice.  
Keisha said she wanted to go to 
the sunny side and find a 
nice sun puddle to lay in and 
she would be waiting for me 
when I was finished playing in the snow.

Now I bet you are asking how I can be writing this….
I was looking around and this angel appeared.  We talked a long time and I told her all about my family and friends and how worried everyone must be.  I told her about my blog and how I would love to say a final goodbye to everyone.  So she took me to this room and said it was not a standard procedure but she would make an exception this one time….

So my friends, here it is….please know that I AM okay.  I feel GREAT, no pain at all!  I will miss seeing you everyday.  I will remember all the fun we had together.  And to my Sweet Sasha, my girlfriend, never forget how special you are to me.  
AND that I love you….to the moon and back.

My family, I love you 
and will miss you with all of my heart.  
I will miss all of the hugs 
and kisses that made me feel so special.  
I will miss my walks with Bailey 
and playing with Trevor.  
I will miss Mike taking care of me (you always took the time to make sure I was as healthy as I could be), cuddling on the couch every morning and playing games like Toes, toes, I got toes….” And the all time favorite come and get your glove from me 
they were so much fun….
and Beth….what can I say….
I will miss being with you everyday doing what we always do….dancing the polka with you in the morning, having lunch, listening to the radio, feeding the birds, going for long walks, taking our daily drive around town so I could hang my head out the window to see everyone, talking, laughing and playing football, photo shoots and just being together….for it was you who I spent most of my time with….just know I will miss you very much.

I learned so many things during my life….maybe what I learned could help you out sometime….


Always think good thoughts, they make you happy….bad thoughts just make you sad

Be nice to others and smile a lot….don’t hold grudges and frown, it makes for an unhappy life

Be kind to all creatures....for they all need to be loved

Play, dance and do things that bring joy to your life….
you need to make the most of the time you have….
so why not make that time the happiest you can

Relax, don’t worry so much, 
don’t ever go to bed angry,  
always say your prayers and 
trust in God for He takes care of His children.

I hope you will think of me once in awhile and smile…. when you look at a bright full moon or when the snow is falling lightly on the ground OR when the Vikings or Packers are playing a great football game.  Please know that you will be in my thoughts….I will think of you often and yes, my friends, I will be smiling.

I have to go now.  Know that I am at the Rainbow Bridge waiting….take your time….there is no hurry….God will let you know when it’s your time.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your life and know that I love you….

Until we meet again, my friends


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….


The time has come….

This morning God showed us that it was time to say goodbye to our sweet boy.
He will be leaving us this morning.  Prayers for his send off would be appreciated.


Weekend update....

 It was another awesome weekend!

We went to Madison shopping....
I went to TWO stores and
I picked out
TWO new toys!
Both were stuffies....strange....
I haven't been able to play with 
those for a LONG time!

But now I have several and I love
them all!  When I "happen" to 
chew a hole in them Mike or Beth
get a needle and thread out and
make it just like new.  
It is fun to watch!

 GREAT news....
we are suppose to get snow!

Unfortunately the forecast is
Only  9 -11 inches....
I will take what I can get 
this time of the year!

Mr. Ripley found a toy
to play with too....

his toy is called....
(his kitty brother....poor Dudley....)

While I wait for the snow I think
I will just cuddle with
my new toys.

Later -- Remington --
 my lobster is still my favorite....
thanks Sasha!
-- out!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome March....

Welcome March!

Just think the first day 
of Spring will happen
this month....
where did my winter go?

This is a fun weekend as it
is Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday,
March 2!

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer,
poet and cartoonist most widely known for 
his children's books written under the pen name
Dr. Seuss.

We celebrate his birthday each year
by promoting READING!

Reading is awesome!

Looks like I have a new friend....

Don't forget his wise words....

Have a  
weekend, my friends!
(don't you like my new words?)

I know I will!

Later -- Remington --
now where did I put my glasses?
-- out!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sign up....

Now that word is out that
Beth and I are polka stars
the phone has not quit ringing.

We will be giving polka dancing
lessons very soon.

Please call Miss Daisy at
to make sure you get on the list....
(I am certain it will fill up fast....)

This way you will be ready for 
The “New” Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest
April 26-28, 2013

Later -- Remington --
Remember --
Polka Dancers ROCK!
-- out!

My brother, Leonardo, is 
blogging again!
Please stop by and say hi....
He and Grady really know how
to have fun!
The Daily Antics of Leonardo

I bet he knows how to polka too....
probably runs in the family!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I am here today to teach you how 
to play a really cool game!

First you find a toy....

Like this....

Then you find someone to play with....

Tell them you want them to 
throw it WAY up in the air....

Then let the party begin....

And THAT, my friends, 
is how it is done!

Later -- Remington --
one of my favorite indoor games....
-- out!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


 One of my favorite past times is 
bird watching....
some of them are 
so tiny and cute....

and they even take naps....

Later -- Remington --
do you think he needs a blanket?
-- out!