Friday, August 7, 2015

Forever in Concrete


On Friday as we finish the final touches on our new shelter, Lantern House (formally St. Anne's Homeless Shelter), our director saved a small section of walkway to be done last.  The reason is she wanted all of the employees to put our hand print and initials in the concrete.  As we finished putting our hand print and initials in the concrete someone said, "What about Goose?"  I got a tear in my eye thinking how much I wanted him here to see the new shelter and Pet Area that really he was so much apart of.  Then all of my fellow employees agreed that Goose should be apart of this concrete moment.  So Justine drew a dog paw like a child would and wrote his name under it. 

I don't mind telling you that I had to walk away because I just broke down.  Yes out of heartbreak because my Goosie is not with me, but also because of the love of my fellow employees in thinking that Goose is/was just as much apart of making our new shelter a reality.

Love and miss you Goose and thank you for touching so many lives.  IN part because of you those in need and their pets have a safe, warm, place to call home while they get back on their feet and paws.  As my BEAUTIFUL friend said to me today, "He has cemented himself in so many lives."



  1. He certainly has and will always be remembered with love.

  2. This is precious! He was loved so _very_ much by so many!

    So sad that he is gone, but his love will be in your heart, always:-)

    Bella Snugglebutt & Ruthie (neither of whom writes in our blog;-)

  3. That goes way beyond beautiful. Writing through leaky eyes...

  4. So sweet of them to include precious Goose! I don't blame you for tearing up. Our mom does too when she thinks of her pup before us. Bless you Michele.

  5. Hari OM
    Misty eyed here too... that is just the best honour of Love manifest... Blessings and hugs, YAM xx

  6. Ah Goosey, we miss and love you too. That is so nice that you were remembered for all your great work by those special people who have helped make Lantern House a reality.

  7. That gesture would bring a tear to our eyes too. What a beautiful testament to the love they had for Goose - he touched so many.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  8. Goose, mom talked about you yesterday to her class - about the importance of keeping families together during difficult times. And that means pets, too! Bless YOU!

    -Ruby and Otto

    1. I agree. Was just thinking that in a couple weeks, it will be the tenth anniversary of Katrina. One of the world's low points as far as leaving animals behind. I cried and cried and cried for all of the animals that were left behind in New Orleans. People need to learn to plan for their animals, too:-)

  9. Oh this got us teared up, how special and perfect for Goose.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. Yup, tears in our eyes too. What a beautiful gesture to remember an amazing furend!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. this is the perfect memorial to Goose and what a wonderful place for the pets .. i like the new name.

  12. that was so wonderful and I love it that Goose left his pawprints on this place... he is in my heart forever and ever too...
    easy rider

  13. he will always have a special place in so many of our hearts

  14. That made me teary as well. What a lovely gesture in honour of a wonderful dog and dog mom. Hugs.

  15. Goose has definitely cemented his LOVE in many a heart.
    What a tribute to you both,

  16. Goose is there in spirit for sure.

  17. That's so touching and wonderful. I have a big lump in my throat for that wonderful dog named Goose. He is loved by so many...

  18. It was the only right thing to do too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. So touching. Goose touched so many lives!

  20. Goose has indeed cemented his heart and his love in all of us! Very, very touching!!

  21. He certainly has impacted so many lives and that made him so special and we all miss Goose!!


  22. I think of Goose often. I would have cried to when his name was included.

    We lost our Scout on July 15th to cancer.

  23. Oh my goodness what a special day for all.
    Yes indeed Goose has cemented himself in all the hearts who knew him.
    Hugs madi and mom

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