Monday, August 29, 2011

The most adorable puppy ever

Grew up into the best companion ever.
He helped us with our schoolwork.
He joined in our games, as any good family member would
He always made us laugh.
He took care of even the smallest family members.
And always made sure our food was safe.
Ho holiday was complete without Thor.
And he always enjoyed a nice piece of cake.
Everyone loved him more than I can express.
And now he's gone. He took ill Thursday, was hospitalized Friday night, and died about 10 minutes ago of multiple organ failure.

It's the first time he's ever made us cry.

Rest in peace, beloved Thor. May 5, 2001-August 29, 2011


114 comments:

gMarie said...

I'm so very sorry. I couldn't read through his posts, my heart is breaking for you. Know we are thinking of you and the boys and wishing we could be there to give hugs and be slobbery tear wipers.

Much love to you all - g and the houndies.

Linda said...

OH NO!! I'm so sorry for your loss. Big [[[[HUGS}}}}} We'll all miss him!

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

so very sad about Thor - I will miss him and Thorsdays I cant imagine how you guys must feel!

KID, MD said...

Oh, Marjie, I'm so sorry to hear. He will be missed.

Pat said...

Sadness,as soon as I saw the puppy picture, I thought 'something happened', I will miss Thorsday posts. My sympathy for your entire family.

STELLA from Down Under said...

To Everyone in Dear Thor's family. That is just so devastating. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please take my deepest sympathy. Thor was loved and cherished all his life, and loved you all right back. Take comfort with each other and the wonderful memories you have. He gave us so much pleasure too. Love and hugs, Carol x

Sue said...

Oh Marjie, I'm so very sorry. We will miss him so much. He was our big gentle friend. After dark tonight, we'll all go into the back yard and have a group howl to guide him across the bridge.
Sue and the Pack

SissySees said...

I looked at the photos. I'm sure the words were beautiful and befitting our gentle-dog giant of a friend. Both fur-girls are pressed close; we're all very sad and so sorry for your loss.

Sarah said...

I am so sorry, Marjie. Hugs to you and your family. What will we do without Thor.

Big Dude said...

I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this news as I know he was a major family member. I know how attached I am to our Sweetie so I can imagine your sadness.

pam said...

Oh NO No No. We are so very sorry. SO sorry. You were well loved and shall be well missed. God Speed Darling Thor!

Bobo, Meja and Mommy

Cathy said...

I am so sorry I will miss Thorsdays. I knew something had happened from the minute i read the first words.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, But I have read your blog for 2 yrs now. I have kept up with Thor and your cooking and sewing. I am Soooo sorry to hear this news. I loved the post on Thor and they kept me coming back.No words can make you feel better, but you had his lifetime of happiness.

Jamie Jacobs
Marietta

Anonymous said...

When I saw the baby picture of Thor I knew something was ary, sincere sympathies for your great loss..we don't have any doggies anymore too sad to let them cross the rainbow bridge, our cats all four of them send their meows of sympathy and I send my prayers for comfort in your great loss..all our luv from our home to yours, mary jane from vancouver washington and entire family too! God's Blessings to you and your!X()

Amy said...

I'm so sorry.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I am crying for your family as I write this, Marjie. I am so very sorry to read this today. Huge HUGS to all of you.

Sewfast said...

Marjie I'm so sorry...I know your heart must be broken and we shall miss the Thorsday posts. Hugs to you...

Anonymous said...

He was such a cool dog!! I loved reading about him and your family. My fave pic is with the guinea pig. Cook up something nice for yourself and your family to celebrate a great dog's life.

Take care

Mango said...

We are crying here too. Thor, a mighty soul with a relentlessly huge heart that touched us all. There are not words.

Mango Momma

Painter Pack said...

I am so sorry to hear of this loss. We did not know Thor, but I can tell he was loved by his family. That is the best gift ever.

Painter Pack

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you Lots of Golden Thoughts n LOVE. Lots of precious photos/memories that Thor will be remembered forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

So sorry to hear about Thor, we knew him through Mango and heard nothing but good about him.

Oskar said...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Thor. We will be saying pawerful prayers for healing your hearts.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Keisha said...

Rest in peace. Good dog.

Asta said...

My heawt is bweaking fow you deew fwiends. Thow was a most wondewful woggie who enwiched youw loves wif he pwesence.I know he was tweasuwed and loved all his life and will stay in youw heawts fuwwevew. the time is nevew long enuff wif ouw tweasowed fwiends
smoochie healing kisses
ASTA

Barbara said...

We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Thor. We know how difficult this is, and our hearts are with you.

barbara, trixie, minnie and jeep

Eileensews said...

I am so sorry.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We did not really know thor except through Mango's good words about him so often. Wish we had visited before. We are so very sorry for your loss. Thor seems to have been a very big part of your family. Hugs to all of you from us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

rottrover said...

Oh Marjie and Family. I'm so sad to lean of Thor's passing. While I'm a fairly new follower, I have come to look forward to Thursdays and have enjoyed seeing Thor's place in your family. You all have many memories of Thor to draw upon in the days to come. I'm so sorry for this huge loss.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Mango sent me.
I'm so sorry to hear about Thor's passing.
He lived his life to the fullest and touched every hearts.
You'll be missed, Thor.
Hugs

Maggie Mae said...

Mango sent me. My mom and me is so very sorry fur your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace Thor.

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and mom

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Thor...we are writing this through our tears...we KNOW you are running at the Bridge like the young beautiful pup you were.

To your family, words can't express our sorrow for your loss.

We will miss hearing of his adventures.

A new and very bright star will be shining in the heavens tonight.

Hugs,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stan and their Mumsie

Benny and Lily said...

Oh my goodness, we are so sad....run free sweet Thor
Benny & Lily

Miriam in KS said...

Rest well dear Thor. You are loved and will be greatly missed. Not just by your family but by those of us here in cyberland.

Marjie, thank you for letting all of us know. Take care and hugs to all of you.

The Thuglets said...

We came over from Mango. We are so very sorry to read of your sudden and sad loss of Thor.

Our thoughts are with you at this awful time.

Thor run free with the wind in your face forever!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Ruger said...

We heard about your sadness from some of our Dogs With Blogs friends. Such difficult times when our beloved fur babies leave us - all too soon, no matter how long they've been with us. :(
It looks like Thor was a bog part of your family's life. You will hold him in your heart forever. :)

Kind regards from Ruger (and Annie his Mumma)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Marjie and family I type this in tears, I am so very, very sorry your/our lives will never be quite the same again. Thor became part of all of us, reading and seeing photos of him.
Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one's soul remains unawakened. He will be missed by all. Take care Diane and Nigel

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Marjie and family, it was so sad to read this - I had tears running down my face for Thor's very special 11 people.

I send big, gentle hugs and much care to you all, Michelle

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our buddy Mango let us know about Thor. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

monica said...

OH NO!!! I am so sorry to hear this, so sorry for your loss!! Starting to read the post, realising your words were in past tense - thinking... oh no... scrolling fast to the end...
Oh Marjie... I am so sad for you and your family... And though 10 years certainly is a grand age to reach for a handsome mastiff like Thor, the grief and pain still is heart breaking... So sorry..

Carol's Critter Corner said...

So sorry Thor has crossed over. May your pain be eased and you find peace.
Carol

Mack said...

We are so very sorry to hear about handsome Thor. Till we meet again big guy.
Sad sugars,
Mack

dogsmom said...

A beautiful tribute, A beautiful soul, A wonderful life, and we are shedding tears for you all.
Until you are together again.

Hugs

HoundDogMom said...

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Thor. We never had the opportunity to meet him, but from Mango says he was the bestest friend. May the stars shine down on you and give you strength. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

I am coming by from our friend Mango's blog. So very sorry about your loss, we can tell that Thor was a wonderful family member and friend and he will be greatly missed. Sending puggy hugs and kisses. xo

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

I've come over from Mango's blog to give you my heartfelt condolences. One doesn't have to follow a blog to know the pain that an owner feels when their beloved companion leaves them... Thor was obviously a very special member of your family. I really am sorry for your loss. I hope that you will be able to receive the comfort and support of your many friends.
With love,
MAXMOM IN SA

altadenahiker said...

Marjie, my heart breaks for all of you. I loved that gentle giant from afar.

lacinitting said...

I am so sorry. We lost our Woody golden retriever to the Rainbow Bridge in Feb. I know he and Thor are tomping around up there healthy and energetic!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss from Mango. I just know that Thor is continuing his good work at Rainbow Bridge. He will always remain perfectly safe in the hearts of all who loved him.

Hugs,
Amber DaWeenie (and family)

hero said...

We came from Mango... so sorry for your loss, God speed. Run Thor! Run over the rainbow bridge.

Licks, hero

Corbin said...

Mango informed me of the passing of your sweet Thor... I am so very sorry and hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Thoughts and prayers,
-Corbin

Grace said...

sending my sincere condolences, we don't even have a dog but I loved checking your blog to see what he was up too! i will miss him too

Reilly / Bree said...

We are so sorry for the loss of such a important and big part of your family. We are sending lots of furry hugs your way.

Sam said...

What a beautiful tribute. We wish we had gotten to know him.

Sam

Bubblesknits said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting vibes your way.

Claire S. said...

Oh Marjie - I'm so sorry ! He touched all of us and we'll miss him. ***Hugs to you all***

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

Marjie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Words are just not adequate to express my sympathy for you all. Barbara

Pam said...

Oh Marjie... my heart is broken for you all. I feel like I knew Thor even though we never met - he touched my heart. I am so, very, very sorry. xoxo

Susan said...

So sorry about your beautiful boy!!!

Kathy R said...

So, so sorry.

gypsyknits said...

Gretchen Greer and Miss Sissy sent us. We're so sorry to hear of Thor's passing. Many many ((hugs))Mr. Bettis sends a paw shake and a big slobbery kiss.

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry...beyond words can express. I can barely type through the tears...big hugs and he will be missed all around the world because he has touched all our lives. Big hugs!

Anette said...

I am so so sorry for your loss! Thor has made me smile so many Thorsdays! Your house will be empty without him!

Annette, CA said...

Oh Marjie I am so sorry! There will always be a little piece of Thor in our hearts.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We read about Thor on Mango's blog and wanted to stop by and pay our respects. He was clearly an outstanding character and a very special soul.

The Poupounette Gang
in France

Anonymous said...

i just cannot believe it. I am so sorry, and absolutely heartbroken for all of you. Thor was a lamb of a dog, and i love reading about him. Like Chan wrote in her blog post today, thursdays will forever be known as thorsday.
~Jessica, aka Veedogknitter

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are so very sad to learn of Thor's passing. He was such a gentleman and a scholar and we loved him from afar. Condolences to the family; he will be greatly missed.

Jed & Abby

Anne in swON said...

Oh, Marjie, my heart is breaking for you and Thor's boys and girls. Please know that he spread such joy and will be sorely missed. This is one post I didn't want to read. Thor gave all he had to give and touched the depths of my soul.
Anne

The Island Cats said...

Mango told us about Thor. Even though we didn't know him, we are so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help you through this sad time.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We only knew Thor from Mango's many comments about him, but he will be greatly missed. We'll light a candle for him.

-Fiona and Family

tamilyn said...

I'm so sorry Marjie. What a loss. But as evidenced by all your photos and posts-that dog was loved to death and had the most wonderful life possible with your family.
God Speed Thor.

StarSpry said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful dog and I'm glad you have such happy memories of him.

~~louise~~ said...

Thor gone? My heart is filled with sadness for you and your loving family Marjie. He will truly be missed by all who loved him unconditionally and by those of us who wished one day to meet him.

I'm so sorry for you and yours...

Ettel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Thor.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I'm so very sorry you lost your boy! They are with us for far too short of a time but they leave such huge footprints on our hearts!

MJ's doghouse said...

rest in peace Thor....i am sure you will be greatly missed by everyone......happy trails ahead..

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God - we have been away and only just got back recently so haven't been keeping up with blog friends - and we were devastated when we heard about Thor!!!!! We are going to miss him so much - and the wonderful Thorsdays. I can't imagine what you must all be feeling. He was the most wonderful friend and family - and the most majestic dog and ambassador for giant doggies everywhere. We will be thinking of you all from far away -

Hsin-Yi & Slobbers from Honey the Great Dane

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. I'm so sorry.

Mr. Pip said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, beautiful Thor.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh Margie, I just welled up when I read this. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Through you pictures, stories and words, we have all fallen in love with Thor and I feel a loss in my heart. I will keep Thor, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you, I know how bad you are hurting.

Chris said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Thor. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Thank you for taking the time out to stop by at Fabric, Food and Fido to wish Lily well.
Chris

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We are very sorry that your handsome Thor has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. RIP Thor and run free.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

The Blonde Duck said...

Can you e-mail me your address? I have a sussy for you!

Debbie Fox said...

Oh I am so sorry...I checked on Thor almost every day on your blog. I am heartbroken for you. You were very blessed to have wonderful Thor as a part of your family, and he was very blessed to have you all as his family, and I'm sure he loved you very much. My thoughts and tears are with you.

Naptime Seamstress said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read of Thor's passing. I will miss reading about him and seeing his pictures.

joolzmac said...

Thor was one lucky dog to have a family who loved him so much.
A dog that size would scare the hell out of me, but he was such a sweetie. I am sorry for your loss.

Joolz

Pam said...

Oh Marjie, I am so sorry. I am just now reading this. I am sitting here in school with tears in my eyes. I will miss him so much.

Abby said...

My heart is with you.

Melynda said...

What a wonderful tribute, good-bye Thor.

gemma said...

Oh No. My heart aches for your loss, for mine too. I loved Thor from afar and now -- he made me cry too.

grace said...

ah, marjie. my heart is broken in half for you and your family--my sincerest condolences!

Kitty M said...

Oh Marjie noooo :-( I am so terribly sorry for you all - I am sitting in bed Saturday morning reading this and crying along with you. What a shame, such sad news but so lovely that he shared a fabulous home and family with you for all those years. It is strange not having a pet in the house - we hope to have Alfie back from France before the end of September - you must share him with us from afar. Big hugs and kisses to you all xxx :-( :-(

Tins and Treasures said...

Dear Marjie,
My heart is breaking for you and your family. This is a wonderful tribute to your furry friend.

Take care ~Natalie

knittingitout said...

There is nothing better than the love of a dog and nothing worse than saying goodbye to it.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So very sorry to read this. Although we didn't know your handsome Thor, we have been through the loss of loved furries and know how hard it is when they leave. Soft purrs and tail wags.

altadenahiker said...

Just checking in again to say hi and send you warm wishes.

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, I am so sorry to read about Thor. Oh, he sounded like the best dog. Many purrs and licks - Kitikata-san

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Oh my gosh! I am so very sorry for your great loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thor will be missed.

Nichole said...

Oh my gosh... I've been so bad with blog reading and had absolutely NO idea. I'm just now catching up and Mr. Thor has made me cry so much that Zeus is sitting next to me licking tears from my face as they fall..... I just can't believe it and am so, so, so sorry... Much love and hugs to all. xoxo

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so very sorry to learn that Thor is gone. We meet him at Mango Minister and while we didn't get to visit your blog much we thought of him very fondly. ~Artemisia, Fenris, Socks, Scylla & our Mom Alasandra

Washington Mom said...

Been following your blog for years. Baked lots of your breads, ice cream and recipes, but I don't think I've ever made a posting until now. So sad for your family with the recent loss of your four-legged family member. Your Thor posts always made me smile, but tonight I have tears.

Debbie Cook said...

Oh no!! I totally missed this sad news until I was trying to catch up today. Thor was so obviously and completely well-loved by his family, and friends from around the world, and will be missed so much.

Goodbye Thor, RIP. I bet in heaven you're getting a taste of licking some dinner plates. :-)

Laura said...

oh no!! no no I'm so so sorry Marjie! I can't believe Thor is gone. I'm heartbroken for your family.

Tucker said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Thor. Big dogs take up a lot of heart space,

woof - Tucker

lostpastremembered said...

I am wordless. take care... he is in a perfect heaven where all great animal spirits go when their time is up with us.

I have always treasured an Indian legend that said at one point the world split, and there began a great chasm between animals and man. As the chasm grew, one animal jumped to the human side... the dog. This is where he has remained.

My heart goes out to you.

Tatersmama said...

Rest In Peace, dear Thor!
Oh Marjie, my heart is simply breaking for you and your family, and you have my deepest sympathy... {{{hugs}}}

violett said...

Oh my God, I read it until now!
I'm so sorry. Feels like you hold them all. Thor was a wonderful, dear friend for you. We are all very sad. We know that he will always live on in your memory.
sad greetings
Purple with Mishka and Hoover

I also had one death. My mother has died. I had much to do. At 2.9. she was buried. And tomorrow I fly three weeks in your country to the West Coast to an old single aunt.

Anonymous said...

OHH i'm so sorry, nothing compares to the love of a special dog, and nothing compares to the loss of one either! Hugs from a lurker who loved your dog too! Mechelle

Tobi said...

Marjie,
I am just now getting around to finishing the post about Thor. I started crying after the puppy picture when I first tried to read it. I have never met you or Thor, but I've been reading your blog for a couple of years and I loved Thorsday blog posts. I want to say something comforting and encouraging but I can't because I am just thinking about your loss.

Hugs and kisses from me and Bluebonnet and Clementine

Gnat said...

I missed this post! I'm so very sorry about Thor! He was such a handsome pup! He will be missed by many!

Love,
Gnat, Abby and Jackjack!

oliemommy said...

You and your family gave Thor the best loving home a dog could ask for.
He knew he was loved and he returned it to you. Hugs to all the family.
Sherry from Iowa

A.Marie said...

I have been absent from bloggy world for some time now, and I totally missed this post! I am so sorry for your loss......I always enjoyed Thorsdays and reading about Thor.

Big Hug ((((()))))from me to you!

ra husky said...

Soft husky wooooos,

RA

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Marjie,
I am still in Idaho visiting with the grand kids but you have been on my mind for the past few days and after reading your latest post I realize why. For some reason I thought the anniversary was next week so I did a quick visit to your blog and realize I missed it.

My thoughts are with you and yours. " See" you when I return:) I know Thor is sending his light and love your way. Louise