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Friday, February 19, 2010


Soon after I hit my "Publish" button for today's post, I heard of the crossing of my dear friend.
So I have two posts today, prioritising this one... to bid a really sad farewell to our Scottish buddy...

I really adored you, little one!
Run free across that rainbow bridge, buddy!
Soon we will be together - sharing our eternal memories over a bottle of serious malt.


Dear Gail...

Thank you for sharing your dear little red-coated lad with us.
He was and will continue to be

He brightened up our day like you will never know! We are truly going to miss him.
With love from


Please would you go an share some of your love with our little buddy


GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

All we can say is *Hugs*

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh no! We just came to find out how Max is doing, and this is what we learn. This is too much. Too sad. All at once. Moma is filling up with tears again. And again.

Thank you for this tribute. We'll head over to let Gail know how sad we are. Right now.

Hope you are doing okay .... we'll try to get back soon.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

We were saddened t read about Hamish, even though we did not know him. We stopped by his blog to pay our respects.

Mommyof2girlz said...

I am so sorry for your loss of such a sweet friend.

Mrs. JP said...

so sad. condolences.

Mango said...

We are all crying here not just for Hamish, but for Max telling him that they would be together soon. That picture of them together is just wonderful. Glad Max got to go on the big tour before Hamish crossed over.

Mango Momma

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

This just breaks our hearts - we'll miss him so. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gail.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Priscilla said...

Hi Maxx.

I've gone to send my condolences to Hamish.

What a terrible terrible year 2010 has been :(

Martha and Bailey said...

When Hamish posted that picture so recently I remember commenting it had made me cry. You understand why and you understand why I have just cried again.
So very hard to understand this blog bond we all seem to have and how we connect with one another.
We will miss Hamish so very much and of course we are sending love in abundance to you all.

ScrapsofMe said...

I am sending soft woofie kisses to you and singing the saddest arrooooo for Hamish.


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Sad to hear about your friend. We went over to pay our respects.

Sam & June

Twinkietinydog said...

Oh, Max. We will all be together soon. Don't be sad for Hamish, just his family who will miss him. They are lucky they got to say their proper goodbyes too.
Cheers for Hamish who we shall see again, all of us

Sallie said...

You are a good friend.


Sallie and Dawn

Jake of Florida said...

Those words of Max to Hamish... they say it all. Especially since we can't see for the tears.

Those sweet furry guys -- they mean so much to us; how unkind that their lives are so short and that sometimes they leave us with such a shock.

We know this has to be especially hard for you -- so we hope our love and warm thoughts help a bit.

With love,

Jake and Just Harry -- Joan

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Oh Max and Ms. Caryl,
We are so saddened. It has been a sad week of remembrance of friends lost. We have visited Hamish's blog and left our thoughts with Ms. Gail. It was so very thoughtful and kind of you to share this sad news, especially with your own situation. We will hold Ms. Gail and her most beloved Hamish in our prayers along with those for you and your most cherished Max Dog.

Sam said...

Oh, no... heading over there now.


kissa-bull said...

oh will the tears ever stop flowing this 2010??
we are so vewy sowy to hear about your furryens
we'll headd right over to send our sad pibble sniffles his way
our heart is so tired of all this sadness
sad woofs and feel better sugars
the houston pittie pack
be on the look out sweet maxx for your houston pibble tour tomorrow
we'll be showing you alittle of our pibble world

Mr Koda MD said...

Snuggles and Hugs for Gail!



sprinkles said...

So sad! I visited Hamish's blog shortly after you mentioned he and Wilf weren't doing so well. Unfortunately I haven't been back since.

I will give his family my condolences. No matter how long you have a pet, it's never long enough.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur your special post fur Hamish -

We had just finished pulling together my Saturday post when we saw the news in our GR -

We went right bakhk to our post and added something fur him -

We've only recently met him which made us all the sadder about his khrossing -

Once again, your wisdom shines through


Josie said...

Thanks MaxDog, heading right over...
Love you,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We didn't know Hamish but we are sorry for the loss of your friend. He was sure handsome and loved. Purrs and tail wags.

houndstooth said...

We were very sad to read that this morning, too! We feel so badly for Miss Gail as she must miss him terribly!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Max - am so sorry I've not come visiting for ages!! Hsin-Yi was away overseas at this Ian Dunbar conference and then when she came back, our Google Reader was on 164 and when it gets like that, she just becomes like an ostrich and tries to hide from it and pretend it isn't there...and now our Google Reader is on 241 - aaaarrrggghh!! So I have forced her to sit down and help me visit some friends otherwise it's going to be the dreaded "Mark all as read" button!!

I was just coming over to check how you were and then saw about Hamish! I can't believe it! It's all happened so suddenly and quickly! We have already been over to Hamish's blog to leave some slobbers but oh, how awful!!

I am going to catch up on your posts now but I hope you are still feeling OK and doing well!

Honey the Great Dane

Harry Spotter said...

Hi Max, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. We are still purring and praying for you and will some more prayers for your friend.

Tessa the Maltese said...

Thanks for the info Max, you are a good friend.

We are headed over now.

Hugs, Tessa

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so sad to see more doggied go to the Bridge and to know that hearts are breaking.
My heart is breaking too, from all this sadness.
We will light a candle and share some love with his family, and pray hearts will heal

Jacqueline said...

So sorry for the loss of your adorable buddy, Hamish.

KK said...

That is sad. Heading over to share some love.

Asta said...

My heawt keeps bweaking deew Max..I think the wainbow bwidge will soon have all my bestest fwiends
sad sad smoochie kisses

ocmist said...

We just met your dear friend, Hamish on your World Tour and saw what a great friend that he has been to you, so we are so sorry for your loss. We will go and send our condolences to his Mom as soon as we leave here.

Just goes to show that we never know exactly when the Rainbow Bridge will move over our house and call us, so we need to do our best to give our best to all around us all the time, and not waste time with grumbles and grouchies. (Unless someone bumps our ouchies, and then it is a "Be CAREFULL warning...) OC

Mochi and Mommy said...

I didn't know Hamish, but I wish I did. We are sorry for the loss of your furiend.

Mochi & Mommy