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Memories of Alex
Two weeks ago today, I lost the furry love of my life. It's taken me this long to write his memorial, because I thought if I wrote it, then it must be true that he is really gone.

Our dear boy, Alex (aka) Mootsie, a rescued golden retriever, scrawny and barely a two year old pup, was believed to be almost 17 years old at the time we sent him on his way to the Bridge. A long and happy life he had with us, but as a rescued dog, we'll never know how life began for our sweetheart. A scared stray, sitting in his own filth, we pulled him from a local pound just hours away from being put down. That wonderful day Alex joined our family...changed my life forever. He was that special dog you find once in a lifetime. My heart is completely broken and I know life will never be the same without my Mootsie. Many years ago, I made him promise he could never leave me... and he honored that wish for as long as he could. On October 23, we knew we had to release him from the many issues that come with age and lovingly, we made that awful decision to let him go. Although, I still look for him at every corner in the house...wishing and hoping that maybe he would still be here!

Alex you were such a good boy...so loving, caring and compassionate. You were always there for me when I was sad and the first one there to celebrate the happy times. You were our first real rescued golden... you amazingly outlived all the others. Your spirit was so strong and in your younger days, so were you. Our vets always told us you had the heart of an athlete! It wasn't until the last few months your ability to walk became a major challenge, your eyesight failing you, and a slow growing cancer was discovered. We did everything we could to help you overcome these challenges. You became thin and frail although never turning down a home cooked meal! In fact, your most favorite food on the planet was Costco's rotisserie chicken and before you went to Heaven, Dad brought home a chicken and sat on the floor while hand feeding you...where you almost ate the whole thing! You were happy my boy!

I am thankful for each and every day that Alex shared his life with us. I thank God for sending this amazing boy our way. We were truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to love and care for him and more importantly, to receive such unconditional love in return.

Rest well my boy. We love and miss you so very, very much! No longer am I afraid to die because I know one day we will be reunited..never to part again! Till then, watch over us Mootsie and give our love to Bentley, Kelsey, Sidney, Tate, Max and Kiera, also waiting at the Bridge. We love and miss them so much too... !

All our love,

Mom & Dad... and, Jackie, Lexi, Samantha, Sebastian, Simon & Isabelle

* Many thanks to all of you who helped with Alex's care in his last months. Our vets, friends and family...with a special thanks to Aunt Mary!


Ryan Cabrera - "I Will Remember You" Lyrics

Eight (15) years later, time goes by fast
Got my memories and they will last
I try to keep it simple 'cuz I hate goodbyes
I try to keep it simple by telling myself that

I, I will remember you and all of the things that we've gone through
There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so
We're not together, I will remember you

I will remember you

We're a picture in my mind
And when I wanna find you, I just close my eyes
You'll never be that far from me so don't say goodbye 'cuz
You'll never be that far from me, I'm telling myself that

I, I will remember you and all of the things that we've gone through
There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so
We're not together, I will remember you

You were there when I needed a friend
Thank you, thank you
I never told you how much that meant
God, thank you, thank you

I will remember you and all of the things that we've gone through
There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so

I, I will remember you and all of the things that we've gone through
There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so
We're not together, I will remember
We're not together, I will remember you

Oh, I will remember you

Please also visit Bentley, Kelsey, Kiera, Maxie, Samantha, Sebastian, Sidney and Tate.



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