Saturday, April 7, 2012

Adieu, au revoir, and fare thee well.

Things have been a bit hectic, and sad, and wonderful and sad again, and busy and, well, just life....
And since it is going to get a lot more "Life" like in the next little while, I am sad to say that My Vickie and I must take a break. 
 But before we go (and My Vickie says, it is just for a few weeks) I wanted to thank my buddy James Dean, who as you can see below, is being "Sat on" by Carly.  (What is with these boxers and their need to sit on you?)
 My Buddy James Dean and his family brought us this beautiful, tasty delight for Easter.  And believe me, it was TTTAAASSSTTTYYY.   We are the luckiest critters alive to have the friends we have.
 And before we go Annie wanted to send a PAW to her family to show them that she is still fine but is anxious for them to return.  (My Vickie says, we now have all our garden dug out so it is ready for planting......Thank You Annie)
A special Easter Wish, I would like to send to my Love Charlotte.  She is the best girlfriend ever.
 And finally before we go we want to send all of our love to Ellie Mae's family.  Miss Ellie went over the bridge this week and we will truly miss her.  She has been coming to Canine Country Club for 10 years and our house is much emptier with out her here.
 Dear Miss Ellie
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Hope you won't forget me.



Sarge said...

Hey my buddy Bert. Wow, I really hate to think of a few weeks without you. I understand...sometimes there are just other things to focus on, but I'm going to really miss you and worry about you and Your Vickie. I hope everything is okay and I'm sending you a bunch of warm Sarge-thoughts. I'll be waiting for you!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, Wow like Sarge I too will miss you while you are busy or away.
I will be vacationing for two weeks as well but will be checking in on all my furbuddies. Hope you and Miss Vickie have a joyous Easter; take care of her.
Hugs, Noreen

Ina in Alaska said...


Later, friend.....

Prancer Pie said...

Nooooooooo! Mommy says she unnerstands, that life is more impawtant than blogging. (we think that's crazy talk) Take care of Vicki and Bert first. Blog later. We'll be waiting anxiously to hear from you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo - to the moon and back.

Murphy said...

Do what ya gotta do buddy. Take care and have a great Easter!

The Cat From Hell said...

We will be waiting for yous when yous gets back!
Sweet Bert. Me is sure we will see you at Gooses!
PS Me will miss Allred! Me sends him my LOVE!

JackDaddy said...

We hope you can come back just as quickly as you can!!

GOOSE said...

How will I spend my days? I'm going to go lay on my bed until you return.
Before I go a big shout out to Annie, way to go girl!

Sagira said...

Could never forget you. Hope you come back soon.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so sorry about your friend, Ellie Mae. Do you think her family would like to have her remembered on Our Rainbow Friends?

We hope you have a relaxing break. Take care.

Jed & Abby

bichonpawz said...

We are sorry to hear about your friend Bert. Also sorry to hear that you and your Vickie will not be around for awhile, but we understand!! Happy Easter to you guys!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh No. Bert and your Vickie we will miss you so much. We wish you a great break, we won't forget you and please don't forget us. Take care all. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Anonymous said...

Bert, you and your Vickie and yes, Allred too will be greatly missed! I will look forward to your eminent return :) Enjoy your blogcation my furiends! I wish you happy times, fun-filled days, and lots of good ol' R&R :)

Happy Easter to all of you! :D

Waggin at ya,

Macintosh Mitch said...

We are so sorry about Miss Ellie.
Have a wonderful break.
Happy Easter, Bert!

Love ya lots,

Mango said...

That was a wonderful happy / sad post. So many great pals you have at canine camp. Enjoy your break.


Finn said...

I hope you have a good break for a couple of weeks. I hope you and your Vicki are doing okay! You will be missed!

Bassetmomma said...

Were going to miss you, but some times life happens! So sorry to hear about Miss Ellie. Happy Easter!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Ellie.

I don't know if I can stand the thought of you being away fur that long. PLEASE hurry back.

Happy Easter to YOU and Your Vickie.

KB said...

We are going to miss you so much. I hope that the coming weeks don't hold too much sadness but just a lot of life.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Miss Ellie.

Take good care of yourselves.

The Army of Four said...

Bert, we totally understand needing to take a break! We're here for you - and will anxiously await your return to the blogosphere!

Charlotte said...

I cann't describe how much I will miss you - but you know that we are always together in our dreams. I'll count the hours until you are back - I'll be waiting for you - forever!
All my love to you and your Vicky! Please come back soon - I love you your Charlotte

GOOSE said...


GOOSE said...


Ronnii, Uji, Izzy + Ziggy ( + Momma Tea ) said...

Wee will miss yoo Bert butts wee understands how ifes can gets in da way sometimes. Yoo takes care while yoo is gone an wee will waits fur yor return eagerly

Uji, Izzy & Ziggy
xxx xxx xxx

sprinkles said...

I hope you won't be gone for too long, Bert! I definitely understand the need for a break though. Life gets in the way sometimes and we all need a break.

Take all the time you need, we'll all be here when you get back.

Happy Easter!

Meeka said...

Gonna miss ya. Have a nice break.
Happy Easter.

georgia little pea said...

You always have to make time for Life. Have a great break Bert and Vickie :) x

K9 Katastrophie said...

We will miss you! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Do what you gotta do Bert. Sorry bout your friend Miss Ellie.

Oh, and tell Allred the bunny was delish.

2browndawgs said...

Have a good break. So sorry to hear about Ellie Mae. :(

Winston said...

Take a break and we will be waiting for your return!
We will miss you,
Winston, Chloe, Cecil and Mom Shawn

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I won't furget you but I sure will miss you! Happy Easter!

Catherine said...

Enjoy your break Bert ~ but I hope you come back once you are all rested up! Big hugs!
xo Catherine

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, I will miss you so! But taking a break is a very wise thing to do when life gets too hectic. Now go out there and have some fun...and NO EATING TENNIS BALLS!!!

Sammie and Avalon said...

Oh dear, Bert. We will miss you too - so sorry to hear about Ellie and other probs over there - looks like you had some tasty nomz for Easter! We send you love and hugs xoxoxoxoox
Sammie and Avalon

The Thuglets said...

Bert..we will miss you. We hope you and Miss Vickie have a good break.
we'll be here ready and waiting when you get back!
Have a wonderful Easter
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Patrice and Higgins said...

I am gonna miss you tons!!!


Peggy Frezon said...

We won't forget you! I hope everything goes well while you're away, my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Looking forward to seeing you back.

Angus and Molly said...

Dude...we just get back from our hiatus and now you're off too?....LOL. Totally understand and we'll patiently wait for you to return. Have a nice break!

Mazzie @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan said...

Bert - I'm so sad that you won't be blogging for awhile, but I completely understand and respect your decision. We all have to take care of ourselves and know when its time to slow down a bit. I'm so sorry about your friend Ellie Mae - she was a very beautiful girl. Much love - XXOO - Mazzie

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

I've been keeping up with you through Goose. Tell your mom person we're sorry for y'alls loss.

Also sad to hear about Miss Ellie.

Hope all is going well and your mom person's ulcer is gettin' well.

I'm sure Goose will tell us when y'all are back!

Miss y'all!
Hawk aka BrownDog

RYKER said...

Have a nice break and we look forward to your return!

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

We will miss you and your Vickie, Bert. Be well and come back soon!


Bailey Be Good! said...

How could anyone forget you or Vickie?! It's just not possible!! Please don't worry about all of us -- we will still be here when you get back. We'll be thinking of you when you're gone and will celebrate when you return! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Bailey Be Good! said...

PS... So sorry to hear about Ellie. {{{huggies!}}}

Bigdogzola said...

Awwwww Bert...I've only just got to know your awesomeness...well, we say in France "à la prochaine!" - we'll be looking around for you - thanks we've enjoyed the stories from across the are a super dog with a super blog. Ciao Zola xx

Anonymous said...

Bert and Vickie. I had a treat for you, logged on to see what was going on and found this. So sad so much has happened. Helping a loved one go to The Bridge is hard work, no matter the circumstance. And the other things are also very tough. I hope you are spending time with your mom and also taking lots of time for healing walks. Truly think the world of both of you ;). Godspeed, will see you in 2!! Ps. I'll make more treats when you get back :).

Leann & Polo. Xoxo

klahanie said...

Dear Bert and Vickie,
My dear friends, firstly, I'm so sorry that I have not visited this pawesome and pawsitive site in such a long time. My human, Gary, has been doing some kind of blogging tour of those doing some sort of alphabet challenge and I only just managed to get hold of the computer.
Please have a peaceful time away and life has a habit of becoming a profound reality. See you when you get back and bless you both for all you do here.
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell xx


Enjoy your break.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Just stopping by to say hello, my friend! I hope you're all doing well! Nala and I are thinking of you. :)

Woofs & huggies! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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