Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thank You

Gooses Friends.

I find it hard to express my thanks to each of you, there just are not words to truly express my deep gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of love you have shared with me.  Each comment, email, card, plant, flowers, and donations made in Gooses memory to St. Anne's Homeless Shelter has meant so much and touched me deeply.
I miss him so much, but your outpouring of love for him has and is helping me heal.  There are days that I feel so lost but all I have to do is breathe deeply and look at all the cards I have received, smell the fragrance of the flowers and touch the sticks many of you have sent him over the years and my heart smiles.  A friend shared this saying with me from Winne the Poo: "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard".  It's true, I was so lucky and beyond blessed to have shared my life with Goose and for him to share his life with me.  He will forever be my song.
I still feel him with me and I will share with you what happened the other night.  As some of you know Goose was very in tune with me.  Without training he would know when I was slipping in to a coma like state.  Sometimes he would warn me well in advance.  Sometimes when I would not respond to his warnings he would do whatever he could to get my attention or to wake me up.  Including barking, pulling at my hand, put his paws on my chest and push up and down.  He would do anything to get me to respond.  Several nights ago when Bert was staying over my house I was trying to sleep.  I remember dreaming.  I recall seeing Goose, romping, saving sticks, smiling at me.  Then he stopped and came real close to me with that concerned look on his face.  It was then I felt a thump on my chest.  I sort of came to.  The thump on my chest was Bert dropping his ball on me.  Then I realized that my levels were dangerously low, 41 when normal range is 80 to 120.  I was able to drag my self to the kitchen and take some meds and soon my levels returned to normal.  While I know some may find it silly, but I really felt that Goose was still looking out for me and maybe through my dream and his ball crazed buddy, Bert , Goose helped me that night.
Thank you again to each of you.  I am not sure what the future holds as far as Gooses blog, but I do know that I will continue to cruise through Blogville to see what you all are up to.


  1. You're gonna need a therapy dog, lady. Just sayin'...

    Your furiend,


  2. Bert says he will come and stay with you any night you want. We all miss the Goose boy here. So much a part of our days. The lazy boy remains unused in his honor. Love from us to you Miss Michelle.

  3. Emily saw this picture on Facebook and we are sorry that we have been so involved with our lives that we did not know until tonight. We started crying and Abbey Grace left the room, she does not like the tears. She is sitting in the hallway grieving in her own way for our dear friend Michelle. It is so strange how many times I have thought about you in the last 10 days. I even talked to someone about all the money Goose raised for the shelter two days ago. I thought about your birthday which is coming up and that I will always be late giving you a gift. How many lives you and Goose have touched is truly amazing!!!!!!! Goose is correct, God put the two of you together and Goose could not have had a better Mom. I think about all of the Dogs he is with: Pete, Baily, Jake and Kisses (who is probably stilling telling him his place.) Earth is not the same without him, but Heaven is so blessed to have Goose in the communion now. You two changed lives not only with Goose's blog, but everytime you told the story of how you two were joined by God's providence, you witnessed to the loving, beautiful, amazing God that we know.
    My dearest friend we are praying for you and love you deeply and grieve with you the loss of your Beloved.
    All of our love,
    Handi Jo, Jeff, Emily, Sydney, Abbey Grace & Harley James

  4. Thinking of you. I believe that Goose was letting you know, in his own way. I now have tears in my eyes.

  5. We know that Goose will always be with you.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Goose will always be with you and watching over you. I know exactly how you feel.Michelle. I still miss Jazzi and we will always have our memories.
    Take one day at a time and we are all here for you

    Diana and Oreo

  7. Goose will always be with you and watching over you. I know exactly how you feel.Michelle. I still miss Jazzi and we will always have our memories.
    Take one day at a time and we are all here for you

    Diana and Oreo

  8. Sending big hugs and Westie kisses....

  9. Oh! Dear Goose ..... he WILL always be with you and we will always miss him. I do hope we continue to hear from you from time to time. Hugs!!!!!!

  10. Goose will always be with you,we all miss those that have left us and we never forget them,Hugs for you and Bert,xx Rachel and Speedy

  11. What a heart warming story, you know your lovely Goose is still looking after you.
    Luffs and hugs from us
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. A sign from Goose. He will forever be right by your side♥ Huge hugs to you, Michelle.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Hari OM
    I have no doubt at all in this regard Michelle... I have had far too many experiences of this and similar type and for any of us who deal in the spiritual we must not question the ways and messages of Spirit.

    It is my fervent wish and prayer that you will indeed stay with us in Blogville - I am a prime example of how this can be so without the presence of living animal currently in my life... I am certain beyond all certainty that my angel Jade ensured this!!!

    Please continue to share with us Michelle, as and when.... Hugs (and honourary wags), YAM (aunty) xxx

  14. It's not silly, I know he is still with's endless love forever&ever...and I'm glad he was there that night to protect you....
    easy rider

  15. I absolutely believe he was (and always will) look after you. Sending lots of love and support across the miles.

  16. Sending you all of our love and thinking of you!!

  17. We know he is still with you and he will find ways to show you that all the time - through Bert or others or just little obscure things you see a long the way

  18. this is so heartwarming and i believe it was Goose directing Bert to drop that ball..
    The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be
    gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

  19. We think about you and Goose every day and truly believe he is still with us. We see him in all the beauty that surrounds us. We know that was Goose sending a sign through Bert to help you. The power of love is amazing!

    We hope that you continue the blog as you still have so much to share (and we, so much still to learn.) Your inspiring words have helped us through some dark times.

    We too are blessed for having Goose and you as a part of our lives.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  20. Goose was your angel here on Earth, always keeping you healthy and happy. I don't know why that would change now that he has become an angel in Heaven. I am sure he is watching over you and if need be, will find a way to help you in a time of he did through ball-crazed Bert. Your Goose was a special fellow and we are grateful you shared him with us all these years. I cannot imagine how much you miss him but I hope in time, the pain will fade and be replaced with the love of all the great memories you made together.

  21. WE think Goose will always be there at the times you need him the most, maybe in a different way than before but he will still be connected to your heart. We loved your story and how much a part of it Bert was. They were such good friends, and always will be. Thank you for always being there for us, at our times of hurt, thank you for bringing your family into our lives.
    Stella Rose and Momma

  22. It goes without saying...Goose will always be watching out for you. I know this truly does happen because it has happened to me also with a lot of the dogs that have shared my life in the past.

    We miss Goose so much. Please stay in touch with us.


  23. Dear Goose,
    We thank you for sharing your adventures with all of us. You've always been so positive and we would always be inspired when we read your posts. You have made a very special bond with your Mom and we are sure that you will continue to watch over her and Bert. You are both in our thoughts and our prayers. We will truly miss you. Run free and we will always keep you close to our hearts.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  24. Only the physical bodies perish.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  25. Dear Michelle...what a beautiful memorial to Goose....he was for sure one of a kind.
    I truly know what you mean about Goose watching over you and instructing Bert to wake you. We had similar 'celestial' visits from Milky-Way our first cat. He was very sick at the end too and I truly believe he came back to let us know he was happy and well and thank us for loving him.
    with love cecilia and madi

  26. We have been thinking about you everyday. May the love you shared help you through this impossibly difficult time. Take care of yourself.

  27. we have no doubts that Goose will continue to watch over you..... purrs

  28. Wow, Michelle I think you are absolutely right...Goose was reaching you through Bert. OMD we all miss him so much and I'm sending my love and warm hugs to you. I know it will get easier. Please stay in touch with us. Blogville would not be the same without you. Maybe you'll find another wonderful pooch who needs a good home and you will form a new bond. That would be so lovely. Warm hugs to you from me and my pack.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  29. We don't think that's crazy! We think that Goose is still with you, looking out for you. Love like that doesn't just end one day.

    Sam and Pippen

  30. I know it was Goose because he looked out for you then and he always matter what. You two were like soul mates.
    I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact he is no longer here on earth with us. But, I do know he is here watching us and making sure we are all okay. It's funny because i catch myself staring out into space thinking about him and remembering such wonderful times here on the blog...and remembering how we met...through Doxies with Moxies and it was a beer comment.
    Please know we are thinking of you and sending many hugs. Also know that Goose will never be forgotten.


  31. Prayers and hugs coming your way!

  32. Goose is looking over you. God has his angels in many forms. We love you

  33. I am lost for words.
    May you find peace in knowing we all miss Goose too.
    XO Cinnamon and Linda & Jeff

  34. We know Goose was and always will be looking out for you.

  35. A good friend if forever, especially the kind with four paws and a wet nose. No one can ever take away as single moment you shared with Goose.

    Good job, Bert!


  36. Hi Y'all!

    I'm so glad to hear you say how helpful in health matters Goose has been. Many of us dogs are very attuned to our humans' health problems. They even have dogs who can sniff and diagnose cancer.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  37. I don't doubt for one minute that Goose will ALWAYS be watching over you like that. Thank God you understood and were able to get your levels back up.
    Sending lots of hugs,
    KZK and the girls

  38. What a beautiful memorial in your house you have created for Goose. I'm sure he loves it. Thankyou for sharing that incredible story with us.

  39. I thought of you and Goose as I gazed at the stars in the desert sky. I remember how very lost I was when K died - I felt has if the breath was knocked out of me every time I realized that she was gone. But, the truth is that she has never really been gone. She's here, in some form, and still fills my heart with love. I imagine that you feel similarly - I love the phrase that Goose will forever be your song. The love you shared with him was beautiful. My eyes fill with tears for you but I also feel so glad that you shared such a love.

    I'm sending you hugs and lots of love.

  40. Word cannot express the heartfelt love I have for you during this difficult time. Higgins and I have been absent from the blogging world for a while and when I read this I cried. Goose will always be there watching over you! Prayers for you my friend.

    Love Higgins and His mom

  41. Anyone who has lost someone can identify with your pain. You have the wonderful memories and photos - and they really ARE beautiful. Goose will always be with you and watching over you just as you watched over him while he was on this earth. The pain dulls over time and the wonderful memories will become predominent.

    Hugs and beautiful thoughts to you.

  42. We think of you daily, and we feel your pain. There is none like it. We just pray that it lessens a little bit, day by day.

    We are glad that you can find joy in something.

    Sending wuzzles and prayers for strength.

    Ruthie and Bella the Rat Terrier (neither of whom writes in our blog;-)

  43. Goose is indeed still watching over you. :) I know both Zeus and Lola have their ways of watching over us, and I do firmly believe they sent Penny to us. I miss them every single moment, and while the tears still flow, I am overwhelmed with joy for all of the happy memories as well. Hugs.

  44. Michelle; there is absolutely nothing silly in what you said about Goose. Goose IS still here and watching over you; not in the physical sense but in the spiritual sense as he does ,and will on ...

    right now he just has a different address; the street is called heaven.

    without making this comment a novel, I can promise you; I've "seen, heard and had visits" from both sauce and dude.

    when you least expect it, or when you need it the most, Goose will let you know he's right here by your side; and he always will be. ♥♥♥ laura

  45. Such a difficult time. Sending lots of hugs
    Lily & Edward

  46. Oh this is so beautiful. I did not know Goose played this role as well. What an incredible bond you two have and will continue to have as he watches over you. Much love at this time and always. I hope you keep blogging as you uplift and inspire.

  47. Michelle,

    We just found out that Goose passed. We are so deeply, truly sorry for your loss. We send you much love. We have loved Goose's wisdom and will carry it forward.

    Bless you both.

    Much love.
    Renee & Tootsie