Thanks so much! Great to hear from you. As Mary knows, Mighty Joe spirit is still very much with us. I think of great times with him and smile. It's so quiet in the house though. Not ready to let a new poodle into my life yet; when the time is right, it will happen!
Mighty Joe's Facebook page, "Poodle of the Pacific" is still active but not at the level it used to be at. I will continue to post photos of him, links to other great dogs and causes, and whatever else I think of. Someday, he will pass the torch to a new poodle of the pacific, though he will still be presiding over everything! He is still tweeting too, and has sooooo many friends!
To know that this little dog touched the hearts of so many means a lot to me. And I just read a wonderful book, "The art of racing in the rain" that was recommended by 2 friends just after Mighty Joe's passing. The book helped a LOT!
I just noticed that I hadn't posted to remember Mighty Joe on this thread, only on the huddle wall what seems to me like long ago, but which to you, Gerry, might feel like yesterday. Or maybe it feels like long ago to you too.
As I write, Tara's at my side. I still remember the hole during the days after Cleo's passing, every time I glanced toward her favorite spots. I know she enriched my life, as did her little daughter for a too-short two and a half years, and I still have two little holes in my heart. Which didn't go away when I changed the sofa covers, nor when I moved the coffeetable in front of the heating duct (her other favorite).
But Tara's also helped my heart to grow these past two years, with her personality so different from my previous dogs. Initially, I thought I'd wait til the hole healed, only take a few dog things to the shelter first. But that helped me remember how few shelterpoodles there had been when I began searching, and ultimately found Cleo. Well, as luck would have it, this time a puppy mill dump/rescue had just ended, and I found Tara (or she found me).
Edited by: AQUAJANE at: 3/28/2011 (14:00)
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Gerry, I'm sooo sorry! I haven't been active on either Facebook or Spark in a long time and happened to check in today, so I didn't know. Mighty Joe was a special pup. You were blessed with him for almost 16 years. Keep the good memories close at hand. I send you big hugs and Chiyo and Toji send you lots of poodle kisses! Melissa
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Thanks Mary. Yesterday, I photographed some flowers in the yard that he was standing by last week. I'm going to do a couple of posts on FB (my personal acct) and thank everyone and use those photos.
I'll continue to post memories on his FB page. I am celebrating his life!
I'm doing okay except that I don't laugh much ...I am in this high energy mode and I keep cleaning the house and straightening things up and stuff...and I've started eating right and tracking again...so there is some good going on here...
Thanks so much! The silence here is deafening, so I've thrown myself into my work. And I keep looking out the kitchen window hoping to see Mighty Joe frolicking in the yard. Going to take a while. I am thinking of all the great memories!
If you haven't been (and I know some of you are fans), please see Mighty Joe's page, Poodle of the Pacific on Facebook. Gerry.
My eating habits, on the hand, have been fantastic the last 3 days.
Mighty Joe had such an incredible life; he got to live on both coasts, enjoy multiple homes, he had FIVE doggie beds (though he really liked that little rug that looks like a piece of sushi in the kitchen). He was spoiled rotten, hugged to death, and I called him my "comfort and joy". His health went waaay downhill in the last few months, and his quality of life was lacking. We really thought he'd with us a while longer, but we really think he knew something we didn't.
I hope he didn't feel like he was a burden to us. Caring for him became part of my routine. I'm thankful that the bulk of my work is done from home so that I could be here with him.
My husband was a basket case on Saturday. I stayed strong for him and didn't get my big cry until Sunday when I saw all the comments on my facebook page. Mighty Joe also had his very own Facebook fan page "poodle of the pacific" where he received many comments as well. He also had a lot of Twitter friends who have tweeted.
He was loved both "in-person" and physically and I'm so appreciate of all the love. For now, I plan to keep his Twitter account and his Facebook page open so that I can share special memories there.
I'm so sorry I haven't been active in the club lately...going to change that.
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As wrtten by Gerry on facebook
Gerry Wendel Lost my little Mighty Joe yesterday, just 2 days shy of his 16th birthday. What an incredible life he had! Miss him so much. For those of you who are his fans at Poodle of the Pacific, there will be some memories shared over the next few days. Rest in Peace Joey; we love you.
Edited by: DEBBEV at: 2/28/2011 (01:34)
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