Saturday, October 29, 2011

Good night, sweet girl

It's Saturday so today's post should have featured a dog in need of rescue. Instead it will feature a dog that was rescued almost 16 years ago. One who had a long and wonderful life with my mom and dad and made her journey to the Bridge yesterday.

Misty and her "fuzzy fur feet"

Dad found Misty being given away in a box at a local park almost 16 years ago. The story goes that the person giving the pups away was just going to leave Misty there in the box if he didn't take her (at least that's what he told mom when she asked him if he was insane upon bringing her home.)

Misty, as a puppy, meets Sam...
and Beau...
and Tommy.
Misty was a good girl. She never really learned how to play but she loved her afternoon walks. 

I've never seen a dog so in love with being outside...
or with her cat, Snowflake.
Run free now, Misty.
Dad's waiting to walk you at the Bridge.

Rest in peace, sweet girl. You will be missed.


  1. What a nice memorial to Misty. Run free!

  2. That is a wonderful post for her.  Thinking of you all today.

  3. Oh, Misty :(

    Lovely pictures. It looks like she had a wonderful life.

  4. Beautiful memories of Misty... sending hugs your way.

  5. Run free pretty Misty..
    Beautiful tribute, sorry for your loss. Your Mom, and your family, are in my prayers.

  6. I'm sorry, Leslie!  Beautiful photos and story of a beautiful girl.  What a good, long, loved life, and what joy she'll have in meeting up with your Dad!

  7. Lovely story of Misty.  Wasn't it lucky your Dad took her home.  And she looks like she knew it.  I hope they've had a great reunion by now.  They're never with us long enough.

  8. What a wonderful dog and a wonderful life!  Misty, it's dogs like you that make life worthwhile to humans.  

  9. Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts. Usually I try to respond to comments individually but I'm having a bit of trouble finding the words this time.  

    Misty really had a wonderful life and, while we will miss her, our sadness is tempered in knowing she never knew suffering or pain, she was never hungry or afraid and she was always well-fed and well-loved.  There's not much more we can ask for than to know a beloved friend knew she was loved all the long days of her life.

  10. What a lovely tribute, and a wonderful life. :) So sorry for your family's loss.

  11. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. And yes, it's never long enough. Thanks for sharing your memories of Misty with us.