Farewell Sweet Mr. Mickey

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Yesterday was a sad day for us as we said goodbye to our sweet Mr. Mickey.

His heart condition finally proved too much for him and we had to take him to our vet for a final visit. He was just 12 years old.

Mr. Mickey on rug

He was a dog that loved everyone, I have never had a dog with such a sweet temperament.

Mr. Mickey came into our lives on March 17th, 2019, he was our second senior adoption. We had almost 4 years with this precious dog.

Mr. Mickey when we first got him.

He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure almost 2 years ago and I am thankful for all of the time we had with him.

All weekend long he was coughing and having trouble breathing, we probably should have taken him to an emergency clinic but I kept hoping he would get better. We took these final photos of him before taking him to our vet yesterday afternoon.

Last day with Mickey

Mr. Mickey looks a little scruffy, I couldn’t get him into a groomer for the last couple of months and was trying to do it myself. Obviously, I’m not good at it.

Bob with Mickey

Mr. Mickey and Rusty hit it off right from the beginning and I am so glad they had a little over 2 months together. Rusty followed him everywhere.

Dogs in the sun

We had so much fun spoiling Mr. Mickey, he had his own quilt and pillows.

Mickey with his pillows and quilt

In September we bought a stroller for him so we could go for longer walks. He really enjoyed it.

Dog in stroller

Senior Dogs

Little Rusty is our third senior rescue dog and even though the amount of time you have with a senior dog is limited, the love they give is so heartwarming. There are so many of them that need homes. I’m not sure how soon but I know we will adopt another senior dog as I think Rusty enjoyed being part of a pack.

Goodbye Mr. Mickey

Goodbye my sweet Mickey, you are so missed.

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  1. Carol Percival says:

    Connie, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I do not know how long ago this happened, but I feel for you. I have adopted many dogs and have found homes for others. Just this past weekend a call came out from a shelter here in ANchorage that a complete litter of pups needed fosters for the weekend before they could go out for adoption. Of course, we brought one home and within those few days, we fell in love with her. After having hunting “GUN DOGs” for the past 50 years, this was a real change. TUrned out she is a Great Dane. This will be an interesting journey as she grows and we learn more about her calm and loving nature. Thanks for including dog pix in your posts.

  2. It’s so hard when we have to give up one of our fur babies. I’m so sorry for you but happy for Mickey. You gave him love and cared for him when he was ill. His life was good and that is because of you and your husband.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an adorable dog. I will be going through that in a few months. My Sadie has heart problems, kidney problems, sore joints. But what can you expect, she’s 16.
    I went to a yard sale 8 1/2 years ago; heard the lady say several times “If I knew I could find a good home, I would get rid of her.” Long story short, Sadie went home from that yard sale with me. She has been a treasure.

    1. What a blessing you both are to these senior fur babies. There is something about poodles. I have had 2. My girl Ruby is 13 years old, slowing down, and completely blind. We make all the adjustments she needs. We love her so much. We also have a Corgi, who is a sweetheart. Sending prayers for comfort………..

  4. Connie I am so sorry you lost your beloved Mickey. We lost our wonderful AireGirl, Treacle, last year and she was fourteen. It is the worst bit of having are wonderful fur babies. At least you have Rusty to help heal. Hugs & much Love Susie xxxx

  5. Pauline Robinson says:

    Good-bye Mr. Mickey. You’ve been our friend, too.

  6. Karen M. Roth says:

    Oh, Hun!! I am so sorry to hear this. My Princess Pepper Pud Paws may join him in Heaven sooner than we think. She just had to have 32 teeth removed, and she has Renal Insufficiency. This is a horrid few months for me, and it is not over yet. However, the fun is still happening with my Easter Choir and my crafts. I am also trying to get back into college again. Pray for my biological family, please. Long tragic story to be told.
    Roses for Sweet Mickey. (I tried to leave roses and leaves for Mickey in Character format, but your Spam Protection forbade me to.)

  7. So sorry for your loss. They are our most lovable trusting friend. I too lost my furry friend last Sunday. It has been a long hard time without my Darby. I adopted her from UPAWS 8 years ago, she had been taken out and returned 3 times. I took her and as long as she liked to ride in the car was a good thing. She did not like men and it took awhile for us to work that out,but she was great. I had enough brother-in-laws and nephews who treated her like the queen she was. Eventually she loved them all and really the little ones, the best babysitter ever, and great protector. Darby will be forever loved.

  8. I’m so sorry to just be learning of your loss. As your news letter just came through.There are no words that can convey my heart felt sentiments. We can never replace the sweetness that these beautiful babies bring into our lives.You we’re all Blessed to have each other in these final days. I surely will miss Mr. Mickeys beautiful carefree “smile” as he graces your quilt projects. God be with you, Poor little Rusty – it was his friend too. Hugs

  9. Dear Connie , thank you so much for your post about Mr. Mickey. It was heart warming. He had a special home with you and your husband.
    Rusty will also do well with you. Dotty

  10. My sympathies to you all. I know you guys are real dog people and the loss hurts. Give Rusty a pat for me…I’m sure he’s missing his buddy too!!

  11. I can early see thru my tears to write this…
    Connie I’m so sorry for your loss. But I can tell you you were Mr Mickey’s gain! God bless you and your family for taking in the seniors. I feel the same way. They need us so. In the past 2 years I have lost 4 seniors at the ages 14-15 years old. One was deaf another was blind. Who will love them if we don’t?
    Make sure Rusty isn’t alone for long. They love us, but they need company when we go to the store or doctor. Know that Mickey is running in heaven, and his heart is soaring! Hugs

  12. Patricia Hardy says:

    Our 4 legged babies are so precious. My heart goes out to you for your loss.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. I understand how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet.

    We are going through the same thing with our dog having congestive heart failure. She was diagnosed almost a year ago and so far is hanging on, but her coughing is getting worse. I am dreading the day we have to say our goodbyes.

    I always enjoyed reading about Mickey’s exploits and seeing his cute little face in your blog posts.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. He was a true companion to you, your husband, and then Rusty. It is truly hard to lose a pet. We lost our Sadie a couple of years ago and I still feel a lump in my throat when I look at her picture. May they both run and play together in heaven while they wait for us to join them.

  15. So sorry. Remember the good times….. It will take time to heal and I wish you both the best.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And you are so brave, kind hearted and loving to take in senior dogs in their last few years when they think nobody loves them anymore. I
    hope Rusty gets along without him and I know eventually you will get another senior dog.
    Cindy

  17. Linda Pennick says:

    Dear Connie
    I’m so sad to hear Mr Mickey is no longer with you he will always be in your ❤️ Dogs are such precious creatures all with their own personalities, and bring so much joy and happiness.
    I’m sure you will fill that gap with another rescue friend 🌻

    1. Dear Connie,

      So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing all your stories.
      Sincerely,
      Nicole

    2. Sue Satchwill says:

      Connie my heart hurts for your loss. Mr. Mickey was a wonderful dog and brightened up my day whenever I read your post or was shopping your site. I looked forward to seeing your newsletter to see how the dogs were doing, oh, and the patterns also, but do love seeing the dogs. Mr. Mickey was very special. Hope he is able to see my little poodle, I am sure they would run and play together.

  18. Connie,
    I am so very sorry that Mickey is no longer with you. You and your husband are angels here on earth bringing comfort and joy to precious dogs in their final years. Thank you for that.

  19. Lori Gordon says:

    Connie I am so sorry for your loss. You were all so lucky to have had each other and I know gods much you are going to miss him.

  20. Julie Foster says:

    Connie, I am so sad for you. Our dogs are like a family member and it is so hard to say goodbye! I admire that you can adopt senior dogs. I foster for our humane society and I cry like a baby when they leave me and go to their permanent homes.
    My heart cries for you and again, I appreciate that you can save the senior dogs!
    Julie

  21. Sorry to hear the sad news he will wait for you at rainbow bridge

  22. Maxine Turner says:

    Sadden to hear about Mr Mickey’s passing.I know you are going through a difficult time. We love our furry friends so much and will always remember them.

  23. I’m so sorry for your losing sweet little Mickey. He had such a wonderful senior life with you two. I will miss seeing the sweet little guy in your beautiful photos. Little Rusty will miss his buddy. Sending hugs.

  24. Anja from Netherlands says:

    Oh Conny…we’re so sad to read about mr. Mickey is gone. Hopefully the sun will shine so you can clear up your mind.

    1. Sinto muito pela sua perda, sei o quanto dói perder esses animais que nos dá tanto amo.

    2. Jean from London says:

      So very sorry to hear your sad news. Such a loss has touched us all who know of your love and care of dogs. May you and Mr Builder be blessed.

  25. Mary Howland says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. Mr. Mickey gave you so much during these four years and vice versa. I don’t have a pet but became very attached to my good friend’s Irish Springer Spaniel when she had a severe stroke. Her daughter came to live with her and she allowed Paddy to roam throughout the house which enabled him to see and be near all visitors. He was such a lovable dog. He flew 3,000 miles to his new home and is now having fun in the snow rather then sand. I miss both my friend and her dog. May you remember all the cuddles and licks Mr. Mickey gave you.

  26. Kathryn Hanton says:

    The commentary about Mr Mickey alongside the quilting was heart warming. It’s so sad to hear he is no longer able to model for you & show that special kind of love only fur babies know how to give. It’s nice to know that in the future Rusty may have a new friend and another rescue dog will find a good home.

  27. Ruth Darcangelo says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Mr. Mickey! Thank you for loving and caring for him during his senior years when no one else wanted him! You were as much of a blessing to him as he was to you! I pray for the healing of your broken hearts! Blessings to both you and Bob! I know the pain you are feeling right now but he was worth your tears!

  28. Cathy Payne says:

    I’m sorry for your loss of Mr Mickey ❤️ It’s so hard to loose our fur babies ❤️

  29. So sorry for your loss. I have always enjoyed looking at Mr. Mickey pictures. My heart breaks for you because I know how we felt toward the end of last year when we lost both our girls within a week of each other. Ginger Rhodesia was 19.5 and we’d had her 17.5 years and Sadie Louise was 11.5 and we’d had most of her life. Prayers for your peace.

  30. Sue Radkiewicz says:

    Rest in Peace Mr. Mickey. I’m so glad that you were able to give him a great life in his senior years.

  31. So glad Sadie will be waiting for Mr. Mickey over the Rainbow Bridge. I hope it’s not too long before you find another brother for Rusty! Prayers!

  32. Hi Connie, So sorry to hear about Mr Mickey it is very sad. Hope Rusty is doing OK. We have our 50th Anniversary on the 17th March and will toast Mr Mickey with a glass of bubbly I North Queensland where I dare say it is warmer then Iowa. Take care. Regards, Margaret, Esperance,Western Australia.

  33. Christine says:

    Dear Connie & Bob,
    My heart breaks for both of you. Mr. Mickey was not only a part of your lives, but part of all your faithful readers lives including mine. I have enjoyed reading about him & Rusty too. I love all the pictures & what a wonderful tribute to remember him with this post & the precious pictures. I lost my Victory & Zoe during covid & I still ache for them. I commend you for adopting a senior doggie! What wonderful lives they’ve had with your outstanding, loving & sweet care! We will always remember him with tender love!
    Christine

  34. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing our much loved pets is so difficult. How marvelous for Mickey that he was blessed with such a wonderful home in his senior years.,

  35. So sorry for your loss. Mr Mickey was blessed to have a loving home. ❤️ 😢

  36. Fran Rowe says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. An animal is part of the family and I know what a wonderful life you gave him these last few years. It was always refreshing to open up your messages and get updates on what the critters do. My daughter seems to get a lot of those old senior dogs. Right now she has a 17 year old boxer who belonged to a neighbor that died. A couple of years ago when he got bit by the rattle snake I thought it was the end for him, but he keeps pulling through. This poor dog has been thru so much the last few years, he can’t hear, he can hardly walk, now he has a tumor. But he’s big and lovable and what do you do….. you just try to give him the best life you can cause that’s what they deserve. Bless you for being such a good dog mom.

  37. My heart is so heavy! Always know that you were a blessing to Mr. Mickey to give him so much love and such a great life. His last months serving as a role model for Rusty will always live on, as Rusty gets stronger and more confident with his new life in Ankeny. Bless you and your hubby for your furry, unconditional love!

  38. Sue Moore says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Mr. Mickey. I could tell by the way you wrote about him that he was loved very much. I’m sure he asked Rusty to take care of you and your husband and showed Rusty the way around. Thank you for taking in senior dogs. They will be forever grateful! ❤️

  39. My heart goes out to you as you have had to say goodbye to precious Mr. Mickey. You are in my prayers. I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to him.

  40. My heart goes out to you in your grief. I know Mr. Mickey was loved and lived many happy, loving years. May you Cherish the beautiful memories Mr. Mickey and your loved ones shared.

  41. Connie–

    My heart is breaking for you and Builder Bob, but I am so happy that you and Mr. Mickey were able to have a life together for any time at all. I am also happy that Mr. Mickey lived long enough for Rusty to settle into the family. You fill the lives of older dogs with love. You are a blessing.

  42. Shirley S. says:

    My heart hurts for you. It is so so heart wrenching to say goodbye to a pet. Please take comfort in knowing that you gave Mr. Mickey the best care possible.

  43. Margaret Burnett says:

    Dear Connie:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family (including your other fur-baby) in the loss of your beloved Mr. Mickey! Pets give us so much joy & comfort. You are such a wonderful compassionate lady in adopting senior dogs, who in no time develop an attachment to you & your husband.
    I hope that remembering how much love and comfort you gave your senior dogs is of great comfort to you during this mourning period for your beloved pet.

    With sympathy hugs to you,
    Margaret

  44. Sandra Massey says:

    How very sad that we only have them for such a short time. He was an adorable pup. Am feeling the loss for you and your husband. I’m sure Rusty will help fill the void, so glad you have him.

  45. So sorry for your lose.

  46. Nancy Green says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss of little Mickey! They are our Babies for sure. We are dealing with a 9 yr. old. rescue Yorkie with serious illness right now, and are Happy for each day we have with our little Lucy.
    Thank you for all that you give us sewers,
    Nancy

  47. It’s very difficult. They are like our kids. So sorry.

  48. BarbieGee says:

    Dear Connie, Bob and Rusty,
    I too am so sorry for your loss of Mr Mickey in your daily lives. Just look at all the loving friends he has made because of you. One after another want you to know how much you and your family mean to “them”.

  49. I am so sorry for your loss. As heartbreaking as it is, it’s heartwarming to know he was so well cared for and loved. I wish you all and Rusty the best.

  50. I’m sorry to hear the news about your sweet dog. He was very lucky to have a home with you!

  51. What a wonderful gift you have given sweet little Mr. Mickey. Your love and care provided him with a quality life he likely would not have had. Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers for dealing with the pain of this loss.

  52. So sorry to hear about your fur baby, Mr. Mickey. I lost mine a number of years ago and I have never been able to replace him. Lucy from Canada

  53. Connie, so very sorry for your loss. You and Mr Bob gave him such a good home, I am glad you have Rusty

  54. Madeline Franklin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Mickey was a very special part of your website. I understand your pain , as I lost my girl one year ago. They bring such joy to our lives. Hopefully, Rusty will be able to fill Mr. Mickey shoes, and becomes a special part of your family. My heart goes out to you. Maddie

  55. Dear Connie, Bob and Rusty,
    My sympathy goes out to you all. When you lose a fur baby, it leaves a hole in your heart. Remembering the good times you’ve had with Mr. Mickey will bring much comfort. You are special people.

  56. Connie, Builder Bob & Rusty – I feel your loss and sadness today. May your hearts continue to love one another and sweet Mickey and a future fur baby! Our fur babies make life worthwhile and guide us down our paths. However, all of us will join our fur babies at the Rainbow Bridge one day – no more pain or sorrow only joy!!
    Hugs to each!

  57. Kim from Canada says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our pets imprint on our hearts so easily with unconditional love. Mr. Mickey was so fortunate to have had the joy of being in your family for his latter years. Sending virtual hugs to you and Builder Bob.

  58. I am so sorry for your loss, I feel like we all are sharing this loss with your family. As a member of the group, I saw your post on my email and as I read the sad news with tears in my eyes, I will remember how cute he was in the coach and on the quilts you were making. Sweet Mickey go to the Rainbow Bridge knowing you were loved by your family and also by the group your extended family.

  59. Oh, Connie…I’m so sorry for you and Builder Bob! You were wonderful parents to Mr. Mickey and gave him sunshine to his life. Thank you so much for sharing him with us!

  60. Norma Murphy says:

    Warm thoughts and hugs for you, Connie and Bob. Undoubtedly, Rusty added much to the last few months of Mr. Mickey’s life. Bless him with good health.

  61. I’m so sorry. Pets just never live long enough. I’ve said goodbye to so many and even with how hard that is, I’ll always have more for as long as I can. Micky had a great home!

  62. Michele R says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s never easy when we lose our fur babies, but take comfort in knowing he had the best last years of his life with you.

  63. I am so sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking and so hard to say good bye. He knew he was loved and treasured.

    1. Donna Reeves says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey.

    2. Betty Grosmann says:

      So sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey. They bring so much love and fun in to our homes and leave such a big hole in our hearts when they have to leave. But you’ll have such nice pictures and memories of Mr. Mickey.

  64. So sorry for your loss, he looked like a very friendly and loving dog. He will be missed by you and your husband.

  65. Janice Long says:

    I am so sorry, Connie. Praying for both of you and Rusty as you transition to life without Mr. Mickey. Thank you for sharing your precious fur babies with us.

  66. Sorry for your loss. Mr. Mickey was lucky to have the last 4 years being in a loving home.You are to be commended for adopting a senior dog and taking such good care of him.

  67. Mr Micky was so lucky to have your family as his; and you were so lucky to share his senior years with him. Gone, never forgotten, our fur babies always hold a special place in our hearts ❤️

  68. Sheila B. says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know it will be a sad time for awhile. It was good that you adopted him and he had a good family to care for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I lost my little guy last April from congestive heart failure, he was only 8, and was diagnosed two months before that. So unexpected.

  69. Carol Remmick says:

    It’s never easy to have our fur babies cross the Rainbow Bridge. They steal our hearts with unconditional love. MY heart aches for you and Bob. God Bless both of you

  70. Carol Remmick says:

    It’s never easy to have our fur babies cross the Rainbow Bridge. They steal our hearts with unconditional love. MY heart aches for you and Bob.

  71. Rosemary Carden says:

    So sorry for your loss. Know you gave him so much joy and love. Prayers to you as you morn his loss, but also cherish the memories you will carry.

  72. I’m so sorry that your Mr. Mickey has gone. Dogs are such a special part of God’s creation. You and your husband were a blessing to him in his final years, and he was a blessing to you both.

  73. I’m so sorry about Mickey. He was so fortunate to be adopted by you. Jack will look out for him since he too is new to the area. We love them like children.

  74. I am sorry that Mr. Micky is no longer with you. My condolences to you. You gave him the best life. You made him fames with your followers. I never met Mr. Micky,but my heart is broken. Rest in peace.

  75. Janet Martin says:

    Dear Connie, Builder Bob and Rusty,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr Mickey’s passing. It is heartbreaking for all of you to say goodbye; we are never ready. You gave Mr Mickey a wonderful life, full of love and caring. You even brought him a sweet companion, Rusty. You don’t know when you will find another rescue, but when the time is right, you will open your hearts and home to a very special one. All of you are in my prayers during this very sad time.
    ❤️🙏,
    Janet

  76. like many other, tears are filling my eyes, and my heart is aching, You and Bob gave Mr. Mickey much love and he had the best years of his life with you. He will be greatly missed.
    lovingly,
    donna

  77. Rose Mary Post says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mr. Mickey! I know how much you loved him and that he will be missed by all of us.

  78. No matter how many times one goes through this process, it never gets any easier. I am so sorry for your loss. Time heals, but it does leave scars. I pray that Rusty can adjust, not just to the loss of his pal, but to a new one when the time comes.

  79. Dawn Nelson says:

    Oh, Connie, I am so very sorry for your loss. You, Bob and Rusty must be lonely today. Poor little Rusty must be wondering where his new friend is.😓 It’s never easy when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. They always take a huge chunk of our hearts with them. Sending my deepest sympathy to you all during your time of grief.

  80. Kate Brown says:

    Always a sad time when you lose a faithful friend. Admire you for taking on the animals you do.

  81. I sit here with tears in my eyes. I have loved the photos , stories, and quilts with your babies on them. I have lost so many rescues, they are so grateful we rescued them they give us an over abundance of love we soak up minute by minute your photos show us. I know you two will find another one to love. God gifts people like you and Bob rescue dogs who need someone to love. They will all be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge, tails wagging, little bodies wiggling, waiting to jump into your arms.
    Peace be with you and Bob.
    EQ

  82. So sorry for your loss, a sad day for sure. Hugs to you and your family.

  83. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Oh Connie, my heart breaks for you. Mr. Mickey was such an important part of your family…he left deep paw prints on your hearts. Rusty will be missing him as well, but I’m so glad you had the two of them together for a bit of time. I am so very sorry.

  84. It always just crushes your heart, no matter how long you have them. At least he knew absolute and total unconditional love and was spoiled for those last few years.

  85. Linda Garcia says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of your constant companion can be very painful. I am glad that you have Rusty to keep you company, but I am sure he will be missing Mr. Mickey too. My heart and prayers are with you at this time.

  86. Connie, I am so sorry for the loss of Mickey.

  87. Doris E Collins says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. No matter how long or short a time we have with our fur babies, they wrap around our hearts and their passing leaves a whole. He was so fortunate to have had you find him and give him such a loving home during his senior years.

  88. It’s never easy to have our fur babies cross that Rainbow Bridge. They instantaneously steal our hearts with such unconditional love, but the paw prints they leave within our heart lasts forever. Our heart aches for all of you

  89. Virginia L Harrison says:

    We sure do get attached to our little creatures. My dog, Chloe who will be 15 this come May is slowing down and I fear the end is getting near. She’s a Blue Healer/Border Collie, that I didn’t think I wanted or needed after my husband passed away, but my neighbor insisted and brought that little puppy to my house when she was only about 4 weeks old….just HOLD Her they said. I said NO, then they just put her in my lap and that was it. They brought her back to me when she was weaned at 6 weeks. For the past 15 years, they have also been my “baby sitter” whenever I travel. When it’s her time to go over the Rainbow Bridge, I to will be looking for an older rescue dog.

  90. Karen Poole says:

    I’m so so sorry! But I truly believe you gave him many more precious love filled years than he would have had if you hadn’t adopted him. Every dog deserves such great love, affection, closeness and family! You do such a service adopting senior dogs! Hugs of comfort sent your way.

  91. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt heavy when I read Good Bye Mr. Mickey. It is never easy to say good bye. He was so loved and was given a loving and happy home. We give our love and our babies return the love. I wish you and Bob Peace and love.

  92. Barb Yoder says:

    It is so hard to lose such a treasured part of your family. There is nothing better than the love of a pet — and now, Mr. Mickey is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks for all the joy you bring to me with your column — Best wishes to you and your family!

  93. Elizabeth Rodgers says:

    I am so sorry for you both. Please hold Rusty extra tight, he will miss his best friend so much.

    1. My heart goes out to you and hubby. They are family and it’s not an easy loss.
      I will miss seeing his photos –
      You have some wonderful memories.

  94. So Sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a cutie. Been there before. You’ll never forget such a beautiful fur baby.

  95. I’m so very sorry for your loss. These animals come into our lives for a reason, and it’s our privilege to care for them for whatever time they have left. A little piece of their loving spirit stays with us forever.

  96. My heart goes out to you and your family as you deal with the loss of a beloved member of your household. Whether we get them as puppies and kittens or as adult adoptions, animals very quickly take over our hearts and our homes, and as hard as it is to let them go, we are enriched by having had them in our lives. We especially miss those that have had chronic health conditions as they have often needed extra attention, care and love. My prayers are with you as you, Builder Bob and Rusty mourn. Peace be with you, Mr. Mickey, as you cross over the Rainbow Bridge.

  97. Suzanne Leone says:

    Thank you for sharing all about Mickey, sending hugs!

  98. So sorry to hear this – I know he is with precious Miss Sadie and many others that have gone before. Such a lovely little soul. Thanks for sharing him with us all these short years. God Speed Mr. Mickey and thank you.

  99. Fran Jacklin says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  100. Priscilla says:

    Connie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey. I know it hurts to say goodbye. He was so lucky to be adopted by you and Bob. You both gave him a sweet, loving home. I truly believe there is a Rainbow Bridge and I’m sure that all the animals that got there before Mr. Mickey are welcoming him and they are playing together. I’m sending you hugs and prayers.
    Priscilla

  101. I can’t stop crying, I’m so sad for you. I know how sad it is to let our fur babies go. I had to do it 5 year ago and I’m stall missing my boy so very much. Mr. Mickey is now running around with all the other fur babies over the Rainbow Bridge. Hold on to your other boy, time goes so fast.

  102. Rosalie Knoll says:

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful journey of Mr. Mickey. I pray your heartache eases and you will be able to open your hearts and lives to another rescue dog. We lost our Lady girl a couple of years ago to significant diabetes (we did not know dogs could suffer diabetes even though we fed her all the right foods in the correct proportions) and later found our Buddy, male dog, at a rescue and he is a joy in our lives. I hope Mr. Mickey will find our Lady in heaven and enjoy running and playing in the grass.

  103. Connie Griffin says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your fur baby. They sure know how to make a place in our hearts.

  104. Hugs to you and Bob for the loss of your Mr. Mickey. My grandparents had a terrier named Mickey. I enjoyed seeing pictures of your Mr. Mickey. You gave him a wonderful life. It’s wonderful that you will rescue another dog in the future as a companion for Rusty.

  105. Dear Connie and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. It is never an easy decision. I enjoyed all of Mr. Mickey’s adventures and will miss reading about him. Take care.
    Sending hugs.

  106. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. I’m crying with you. I have a 16 yo cat that’s day to day so expect this sometime soon too. It’s never easy to lose a family member. So glad you have good pictures and memories and Rusty to help fill the void. RIP, Mr. Mickey. 😢

  107. Cathy Pourhassanian says:

    Connie,
    So very sad to hear about Mr Mickey. It’s hard when we lose a pet that we have loved so much. Our furry friends become a part of us. I commend you and builder Bob for being such good hearted care takers to the furry friends that need it so much. May your hearts heal quickly but never forget.

  108. I am so so sorry for your loss. All of us will miss Mr. Mickey.

  109. Phyllis Tomchuk says:

    Oh Connie and Bob, So sorry to hear your Mr Mickey has gone. It is so hard to deal with when this happens. Losing our little Buddy in September, and now I have lost my husband, He passed on Feb 5th. A very quiet empty house here. They told me they spread Buddies Ashes in a peach orchard near by. . May God Bless Mr Mickey and you and Bob. Take care my friend, hugs.

  110. Sharon Sauser says:

    Oh Connie! I am so sorry for you and Builder Bob. Our pets are family members, and when they pass on, it is just heart breaking.

  111. Bonnie Wilson says:

    So sad to lose a dear furry friend. My heart and eyes cry for your loss and Prayers that Rusty can be there for your comfort and you for his.

  112. I am so sorry for your loss.

  113. Susan Welch says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this. I loved reading about him. Hold on to your lovely memories. XX

  114. So sorry for your loss. He was so fortunate to have you in his life and him in yours.
    Carole
    Calgary, Alberta

  115. I know how hard it is to lose a furry family member. I lost our guy cat, Tugger (13) in October. By the end of November after a detailed search, I found Rosie, a rescue kitten fostered by an awesome woman. Rosie is such a delight, rescued from abandonment in an empty building. Thank you for giving Mr. Mickey a wonderful life

  116. I am so sorry for your loss and how heavy your hearts must be.
    Thank-you for sharing Mr. Mickey with us. It was always a delight to read about him and see his pictures. Take good care.

  117. Nicola Evans says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Mr Mickey😢 Thank you for sharing him with all of us!

  118. Thanks for the sweet walk down memory lane with Mr. Mickey. I’m sorry for your loss. Our pets fill a certain part of our hearts.

  119. Dear Connie and Builder Bob, your hearts will feel so empty, but darling Mr Mickey had all your love and care with you both, and some special time with Rusty. The decision is not easy, but you had the strength, the love, to make the decision. Darling Mr Mickey, walk tall, fly over the Rainbow Bridge, and in time others will join you where the stars always shine. XXXX

  120. So sorry for your loss
    And thank you for loving him enough to let him go
    💕🙏

  121. Is so hard to lose a furry friend. Love the picture of him in his stroller. He looked so happy to be outside and enjoying the ride. He is now at peace. Both of you were so good to him.

  122. Karen Miller says:

    Dear Connie and Bob and Rusty,
    You have my sincere sympathy on the loss of Mr. Mackey. What a sweet little guy and so lucky to have been adopted by such caring people. It is so hard to let our pets go but rest assured that they appreciate their people so very much. Blessings and good thoughts.
    Karen M.

  123. I understand how sad you must be. We also adopt seniors. We have had several Westies and when the time came it was so hard. I truly think this is one thing God got wrong! Dogs should live as long as we do because it’s just so hard to say goodbye. May your heart heal soon.

  124. Linda Falardeau says:

    So sorry for your loss of Mr. Micky. He was lucky to have found you. You gave him a wonderful 4 yrs. and I’m sure it was the same for you. I know it’s painful to say goodbye to such a loving fur baby.

  125. Noelle Grimbert says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Connie. I know that feeling so much. He is in a better world, not suffering anymore. Best regards from across the ocean.

  126. Linda thomas says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of me mickey’s passing I to have a fur baby we ith same problem he is 11-13 years old and a rescue that had a horrible previous life but he is happy now since we got him 5 years ago but I know his time is coming soon we keep trying different things to help him but we know what’s coming which still won’t make it easy just remember him and know that you gave him your heart he will be missed love rusty even more now thank you for letting people know prayers for you and builder bob and rusty

  127. Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your adorable and beloved, Mr. Mickey. He was a very lucky dog to have you as his mama. The love you have for him came through in every one of your posts, and I always enjoyed reading about him. Mr. Mickey will live in your heart forever. Rest in peace, sweet Mr. Mickey. You have many fans who deeply miss you.

  128. So sorry for your loss, our pets become family and it’s hard to lose them. God bless you for loving these senior dogs and taking such good care of them. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  129. Connie, Bob and Rusty I sorry your time with Mr. Mickey was so short. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  130. Cheryl D. Schalk says:

    Connie, So sorry for your loss. Mr Mickey is at the rainbow bridge having a blast. Hugs!
    Cheryl

  131. Linda Black says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mr. Mickey. He will be in your heart forever.

  132. Connie. My heart goes out to all of you, including poor Rusty.The loss I know is heartbreaking. How nice it is to have such memories and photos of him.

    1. Sandy Heinrich says:

      My heart also goes our to you all. Having to say goodbye to a treasured pet/companion is one of the hardest things we have to do. I’ve enjoyed reading about Mr. Mickey. He was loved by many.

      Sandy

  133. Oh Connie, My heart is breaking too upon hearing about Mr. Mickey. By sharing him with us through your writings, we all got to love your special boy. Asking for the angels to surround you and your family to help lessen the pain your going through. 🙏

  134. Glenda B. says:

    Dear Connie
    “A dog loves you more than it loves itself”. By Anonymous
    You and your husband are the most caring people when it comes to animals. Any dog old or young is blessed to be adopted by you two.
    Thank you for posting your stories and pictures of your 4 legged companions, today must have been a hard day to do so.
    I hope that Mr. Mickey is reunited with Sadie.
    Sincerely Glenda B. From Canada 🇨🇦

  135. Karen Benitez says:

    Dear Connie – my heart is breaking for you, your hubby and little Rusty. I’m glad you had a couple of good years with Mickey. You made his senior years happy ones. We have lost dogs over the past couple of years due to cancer and another to diabetes/Cushing’s and with each a part of my heart goes with them. Love and prayers for comfort ❤️😢🙏

  136. Liz Rivera says:

    I know what your heart is feeling, I just lost my little old lady, Chappy. I am glad you talked about old rescue dogs. I have been thinking about it also. I still have two dogs but when that time comes I would still want to rescue another.
    You are very special and all your knowledge that you bestow to us is very appreciated.

  137. Glendel H says:

    Bless you for adopting a senior. I have had fosters and rescues for 30 years and each are so precious. So so sorry for your loss and thanks again for your care.

  138. So sorry about your loss. It was very kind to adopt a senior dog and give him a great life for his waning years. Hopefully the memories will ease the pain over time.

  139. Dear Connie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Mickey. If you get a chance read the poem Rainbow Bridge. This helped my daughter immensely when she lost her Bailey. Thinking of you and Bob.
    Sue Knarr

  140. There is no more a constant and loyal friend than our fur family. He will always live on in your heart. Hugs

  141. Diana F. Barnes says:

    So sorry to hear of Mickeys passing.

  142. Vicki in MN says:

    Hugs to you Connie, so sorry for your loss of such a sweetie.

  143. Delona Warmink says:

    Connie
    I am so sorry about Mr Mickey. The love they give us is unconditional. I pray that Rusty is doing well. Mr Mickey will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family..

  144. Barb Applegate says:

    It was so nice that Mr. Micky could give you so many memories and fun in a short time. I have enjoyed reading about and following your puppies’ adventures. I know he will be missed by you, builder bob, and Rusty, prayers for all of you for your heart to heal from your loss.

  145. Sending my heartfelt condolences. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our fur-babies. R.I.P. Mr Mickey. 💔💔

  146. Connie, I read your post yesterday and was praying this would not be the outcome. I have tears running down my face, heartbroken for you. So very sorry, know exactly how you feel, Mr. Mickey has taken a part of your heart. If only our fur-babies could live forever <3

  147. Darlene George says:

    Dear Connie and Bob, I’m so sorry for your loss from Mr. Mickey. It breaks my heart.

  148. Fran Connelly says:

    I am so sorry about your loss. My heart breaks for you, Bob and Rusty. I started to cry as I read your post. I know how you feel as I have lost 3 dogs and 3 cats. They are part of the family and leave a big hole in our hearts. Thanks for taking surch good care of our senior fur babies. You a good heart for them.

  149. Dear Connie, I am so, so sorry for the loss of your precious Mr. Mickey. If I could talk to him, I know he would tell me how very much he loves you and how grateful he is for the wonderful retirement life you gave him. It’s a painful job we are called to, when we take in senior dogs, for our time with them is much shorter than it is with puppies. But, for that same reason, we love them 10 times more because of the love and gratitude they show us. Thank you for your selflessness in giving old dogs a place of love, warmth and comfort. You will be in my thoughts over the next while as you grieve for Mr. Mickey. Sending you healing wishes, Ronnie (who knows the cost of giving senior dogs a home)

    1. Andrea M. says:

      So sorry and sad to hear of Mr. Mickey’s passing. We, too, had a dear furbaby with congestive heart failure so knew what you were dealing with as soon as you mentioned coughing and breathing difficulties. You and Bob gave him a loving life and he felt the love I am sure. Sending hugs to you both as well as Rusty!

  150. You and your husband gave Mr. Mickey the best life he could ever could imagine. He is now in doggie heaven enjoying his second life. Hold his memories close to your heart. Rusty is going to miss his friend! God bless.

  151. So sorry for your loss. Mr. Mickey was a lucky dog to spend his last 4 years with you and Bob.

  152. Sending warm thoughts your way as you move through this loss of a much loved friend. So many wonderful memories of him to cherish!

  153. Mary Anne says:

    I know how hard it was for you to say goodbye to such a sweet, loving member of your family. I hope the memories of those years you had together bring you comfort. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
    Mary Anne

  154. Jan in NE IA says:

    Please accept my sincere deep sympathy on the loss of your dear friend, Mr. Mackey. I pray the good Lord comforts you during your grief.

    1. Jan from NE IA says:

      I’m sorry. What an awful time for Spellchecker to mess up. Mr. Mickey, of course, not Mackey.

  155. He and Sadie are once again joined and having a grand time in Heaven. He will be missed by his many fans.

  156. ((Hugs)) to you. You’re a special family to take in the senior dogs. My senior went over the rainbow bridge last year.

  157. Judy Laflin says:

    So sorry about Mr. Mickey. We have lost numerous fur babies over the years and each is sorely missed. Shedding tears over your loss.

  158. Deborah Robinson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our fur baby’s fill our heart with so much love and joy. One day you’ll see him again and he’ll be ready for his walks.

  159. Vickie Antepenko says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Connie. He was such a cutie and I always looked forward to pictures and updates on them both. My heart goes out to you. My eyes are burning and I’m writing this with a big lump in my throat.

  160. dear connie and family ,
    there is such sadness and heartbreak,,but also the love and memories of mr mickey, i have tears again today, and i know full well about congestive heart failure both in my dog and cat and hoping they would get better each time , i felt i was right there with you, but in spirit, ,,i applaud you for senior rescues, they have nothing but love, love, love to give ,, you have a big heart connie,, thank you for caring for the rescues,,mr mickey is looking down upon you and also saying thank you for all you have given to me..animals makes one’s life so much more meaningful..so much for my thoughts, god bless you connie and family

  161. Connie and Bob,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Mickey looked like such a sweet puppy, it’s never easy to lose our sweet fur babies, they are an extended part of our families. So glad you have Rusty to bring you comfort during this time! Sending loving thoughts and prayers.

  162. Dear Connie and Bob,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Mr Mickey. He was truly loved and a real part of your family. I feel the pain with you and suffered the loss of our dear sweet 13 year old yellow lab, Cody, just last year. The memories and joy and laughter they give us are a precious memory. Bless you both and little Rusty too. Hugs!

  163. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing pictures of your little furry family member.
    Thanks for sharing.

  164. carol thomas says:

    So very sorry. Warm hugs. You two gave him a special life with so much love.

  165. Diana Harrison says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our furry family 😢

  166. I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Mickey’s passing. He was so lucky to spend his final years with you and Bob.

  167. Connie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May Rusty now bring you much joy as you care for him! Remember Mr. Mickey well!

  168. I’m sorry for what you’re going through. Our pets really latch onto our hearts so it’s very sad to have to say goodbye. When we decide to have pets, we take on the responsibility of doing what’s best for them and that means making these difficult decisions but they do so much for us & it’s only right to not let them suffer. You were a gentle and loving human to Mr. Mickey❤️

  169. Dear Connie and Bob,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mr. Mickey has crossed the rainbow bridge and I am sure you will see him again. You are so loving to adopt a senior pet knowing that the end is closer and is the hardest time in the relationship.
    Love,
    Ginny

  170. Patti Ziegler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our animals are a part of our families and it’s not easy when we have to say goodbye. Time helps to heal broken hearts. Take care.

  171. So very sorry for your loss.

  172. I’m so sorry to hear this, but please know that Mr. Mickey is in a place now where he can run around again. You gave him so much love in his later years, he surely gave all that love and more back to you.

  173. I am sorry to hear of Mr. Mickey’s death. You and your husband were great companions to Mr. Mickey and he was a joy to you both. I know you will miss him but remember you gave him a wonderful life for the time you had with one another.

    1. Christina says:

      Prayers for peace and comfort!

    2. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the pictures.

  174. So very sorry for you loss. Such a sweet boy, Mr. Mickey! His last four years were filled with love, snuggles, walks and a new brother. You made such a difference in his life and you provided him with truly golden years. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  175. Leslie Schofield says:

    You are a beautiful example of how to love a dog. Thank you for loving him to the end. I am so sorry. He was one blessed dog because he knew how much you loved him.

    1. Sally King says:

      Thank you for sharing the love you have.

  176. Sorry for your loss of sweet Mickey!! Your are the best fur baby parents out there!!

  177. Connie and Bob,
    I’m so sorry to read this. Mickey was a lucky boy to live with so much love these last few years. I believe you for sure how sweet he was. I had never had a poodle before adopting my miniature four years ago and the sweetness of this breed is incredible. We never have them long enough, but you did everything you could. Hug Rusty and take comfort in the knowledge that Mr. Mickey knew he was loved and appreciated and he returned that love.

  178. Donna Daeke says:

    So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to loose a fur baby. You are so amazing to adopt a senior dog.

  179. shirley Pendergraft says:

    Sorry for you loss. Mr Builder and you are such loving and carring “parents” I am sure that Rusty will soon have a great companion.

  180. Robin Speicher says:

    So sorry. I have tears in my eyes as I know how hard it is to lose such a precious pet. I have lost 5 dogs and over 10 cats. Just last Sept. my best companion of all my 18 year old
    Maine Coon cat Simon.I still can not stop crying. I am so glad you have Rusty. Bless you for all the love you and Bob gave Mr. Mickey 🙂

  181. So sorry for your loss, I always loved the pictures you would sent of Mr. Mickey on your beautiful projects.

  182. So so sad to hear of Mr. Mickey’s loss. I feel your pain. But you gave him such a happy and loving life and that is such a blessing to our senior furry friends. He had a good life and knew he was loved. Sending hugs to you and your husband Bob.

  183. I am so sorry that you have lost your sweet furbaby…He was so lucky to be so loved…

  184. I am so sorry for your loss. It brought tears to my eyes as I know that our pups are only with us for a short amount of time.
    Peggy Wichmann

  185. So sorry for your loss. Our pet family gives us unconditional love that we need and they can sense it because of their love for us.

  186. Very sorry for the loss of Mr. Mickey. I sure fell in love with him over the years! You are an awesome loving person to adopt a senior dog and giving unconditional love for the time they have. My prayers are with you.

  187. Losing part of your family is so difficult, no matter what the circumstances! But just remember the wonderful times you enjoyed together!

  188. It’s heartbreaking to say goodbye to a faithful, beloved pet that gave his all and added so much love and joy to your hearts and homes.
    The picture of your husband embracing Mr Mickey made me cry, it brings back memories of losing my own dog before I graduated High School. It’s a bittersweet memory of him so many years ago, but I’m so thankful he was in our lives, his antics enriched our family so much. Praying God heals both of your hearts and for Rusty because he’ll continue looking for him for a while. Praying for your new rescue and that Rusty will bond with him well. God bless you for having such a heart for these Senior dogs.

  189. Mr. Mickey will be missed, not only by you and Bob, but also by all of us who read your posts. Our fur babies bring us so much joy! Take care and know that all of us feel your loss.

  190. So sorry for your loss. So hard to say goodbye and they live in your heart forever.

  191. cheryl trumble says:

    Thank you for your love and kindness to Mr. Mickey and your devotion to adopt older dogs. You are a special couple and so happy that Mr. Mickey got to understand what
    your love meant for him.

  192. Holly Grande says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I adopted a senior dog. Ringo was with me for 6 years. Still not sure about going through that again. Prayers being sent your way.

  193. Chris Smith says:

    Connie, so very sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey, he will be missed by many of us! Sending hugs!

  194. I’ll sure miss Mr. Mickey stories and pictures. He was such a good quilt model so photogenic. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  195. Mr. Mickey couldn’t have had a better home. I’m so sorry for you, Bob and Rusty.

  196. Kathy Jones says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Connie! My heart breaks for you & Bob. We don’t have dogs anymore (since moving to town) just cats & they are our babies since my husband & I don’t have any children. We had to say goodbye to our older cat Lacey last year so I know what you’re going thru. We had her for 12 years. They love you like no other. It’s so wonderful that you adopt senior dogs…I really believe it extends their life when they are in a loving home. Hugs & prayers to you both…❤️❤️

  197. Sherri L Huston says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. The unconditional love of our furry friends is like no other. I would do it again in a minute! <3<3

  198. Pam Kober says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know that you and your husband are special people to have taken care/loved Mr. Mickey. Prayers for your recovery. I know how if feels, I to have had many dogs cross over to Rainbow Bridge.

  199. So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose them.

  200. So very sorry for your loss. I loved reading about Mr Mickey and seeing his pictures. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  201. I am so sorry for your loss. I can see you gave him THE best life he could ever have ever imagined. My heart and prayers go to you and your family. God bless you and your husband for wanting to adopt more senior dogs in the future. Thank you for sharing Mr Mickey with us, he will be missed.

  202. So sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

  203. christine elledge says:

    it is an act of great love that we do not allow them to suffer. I send you hugs

  204. vicki gasorski says:

    My heart breaks for you. I never met you or Mr. Mickey but have enjoyed your blogs for a good while now. I love your cute projects and reading about Mr. Mickey and, now, Rusty. I’m so sorry for your loss but you know he had a wonderful life. And, my Chip has several quilts and pillows too. So sorry for the loss of such a sweetie. Big Hugs!!

  205. Sorry to hear about Mickey, hugs to you and Bob!

  206. Sandy Blankenship says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. We are experiencing the same issues with our baby Bella. She has been battling CHF for about 2.5 years and is on the last leg of her journey too. It is heartbreaking but the joy she brought into our lives over the last 11 years is worth it. Saying goodbye is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and bless you for loving our seniors.

  207. So sorry to hear your sad news. Mr Mickey was very lucky to have such lovely caring people looking after him.

  208. Karla Rhodes says:

    As I write this I have tear in my eyes. It so hard for us to lose a precious pet. You gave him a good life. I believe you will see your Mickey again at the rainbow bridge. He is at peace now.

  209. Vicki Waldo says:

    I am so sorry. I know Mickey had the best life possible because you loved him so much. RIP Mr Mickey, you will be missed by so many

  210. I shed some tears this morning with this news. My condolences! It’s been over 2 years now since we had to say the same goodbye to our 19 year old cat. It’s never easy for us, but I’m sure those fur babies knew they were loved.

  211. Ellen Hutchinson says:

    Oh Connie, I am so sorry. I am crying with you. Are you no harm for babies give way more than they receive. All the best to you and builder Bob as you grieve this process. Ellen in MEMPHIS

  212. Linda Crump says:

    Oh Connie how sad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Builder Bob. As a dog owner I know just how much they are part of the family and their loss is felt deeply. You gave Mr Mickey so much love in the few years you had with him and he was obviously very happy. Take comfort from that and also remembering all the happy moments which you captured on camera.

  213. Sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. Our four legged family members are the best givers of love and compassion. Hugs to you.

  214. Love and prayers for you, Connie, Builder Bob and sweet Rusty! 😘
    Our sweet fur babies take over our hearts and it is so sad when we must let them go!
    🧡🧡🙏🏻🙏🏻

    1. Such a sweet dog that gave you so much love. Our family is a dog family and so we truly understand the loss. Glad that Rusty came into your life and will help you get through this hard time. God Bless.

      1. Polly Blank says:

        I agree that Rusty was sent to help you over this time. Hugs.

  215. Deepest sympathy in your loss of Mr Mickey.
    He was greeted by his friends as he crossed the rainbow bridge.
    I always enjoyed seeing his happy face
    God Bless you for adopting senior pups.
    Hugs

    1. Connie I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Over my many years of owning a dog I have lost 3 and it doesn’t get any easier to lose one. I now have a cat and dread when her time comes. They are part of the family. Hope your family gets over this very soon.

  216. It’s 6 in the morning here in California and I have tears in my eyes as I read this. I know your hearts are hurting, sending a big hug to you and Bob.

    1. Linda Jennings says:

      Connie and Bob, so, so sorry for your loss. Mr. Mickey was such a sweet dog. An he was so good with Rusty. You two are such great people taking in senior dogs. I sat here crying it’s so hard losing your fur baby.

  217. My sincerest condolences. I hope Rusty doesn’t miss his buddy to much.

  218. Mary Ann Doughty says:

    SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FURBABY, MR. MICKEY!

  219. Breaks my heart when we lose a furrever friend, but the joy and happiness they bring us are so special I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Blessings and prayers.

  220. Helen Bowie says:

    Awe, I feel so sad. It will take awhile to get over his loss. You and your hubby are awesome people for adopting senior dogs. Take care.

  221. Glenda Hyde says:

    So sorry for your loss . Prayers for your healing process.

  222. So very sorry. Thank you for rescuing him and giving him the best, most loved, last years.

  223. So very sorry…..it’s never easy to say goodbye to our “forever” friends.

  224. Oh Connie! My heart breaks for you and Bob. It’s so hard to let them go. You and Bob gave him such a wonderful home and took such good care of him. I’ll be praying for you both.

  225. I am so so sorry for your loss. You are one in a million to take in a senior dog. He was beautiful. My thoughts are with you both.

  226. Angie Peele says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Mickey’s passing. It is so hard to lose our fur babies. They are our heart. I’m sure Rusty is going to miss him too.

  227. Patti Lawn says:

    So sorry for your loss. They steal your heart!

  228. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh do sad. He was well loved by you two and everyone on line. Sending love.
    Carla from Arizona

    1. Mr Micky, you will be thought of and missed. Thanks for being part of our world.
      Many hugs to you Connie and Bob and Rusty too.
      Thanks for sharing.

  229. So sorry for your loss of Mr. Mickey. Animals truly are a part of the family and when we lose them we grieve like losing a member of the family. HUGS!!!

  230. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Mickey can now run free with all the other dogs who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge. I sent three along their way and it never gets easier.
    Sending you a huge hug.

  231. I am so, so sorry you have lost Mr. Mickey! I’m crying like he was my own, but I am happy he is no longer in distress. God rest his soul.

  232. So sorry for your loss. I’ve been there many times. Our furry friends fill our lives with love.