Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday's Critters #298

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Labor Day weekend!!
If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


A sad memory, our Goldie Girl left us on Aug 31, 2014. Even though it has been 5 years, I still miss her. 

5th Anniversary, a tribute to Goldie Girl. 

"A pet is never truly forgotten, until it is no longer remembered." Lacie Petitto



"Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts."


"What a beautiful world it would be...if people had hearts like dogs."


"Animals are like angels, they lift us up when we feel down."



"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply, become a part of us." Helen Keller


"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."



Random rants and in the news, for the critter lovers:

Save a life,  ADOPT, Don't Shop!  

Adopting a dog from a shelter, not only means you are give him/her a happy life but you can free a spot for another rescue dog. I read recently in the news, Delaware is being recognized as the first no-kill state for animal shelters. There are many benefits to adopting a pet from a shelter, they are up to date on their shots, they have been spayed or neutered. Your state may have adoption events, low cost vet clinics and behavioral programs. 

I plan to adopt when hubby and I feel we are at the point of traveling less. Pets can actually be healthy for seniors, they are loyal companions, they increase social and physical activities. They are good for your body and soul.



I will catch up with comments ASAP.
I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !






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63 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dog. I'm sure you miss her every day. I sure miss my old dog Bear.

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  2. Beautiful photos of a beautiful dog. Love the quotes too.

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  3. Hi Eileen!

    Vackra minnen av en älskad vän, jag saknar mina djur så obeskrivligt ibland och det gör fortfarande ont att inse att de är borta. Det blir inga nya djur för mig mera, avskedet är för tungt.

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    I almost start to cry when I see your photos of your lovely dog. We had a white Golden retriver for many years ago, and I still miss him. Lovely images of your dog.

    Happy weekend!

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  5. I remember Goldie well Eileen I lovely dog and yes one never to be forgotten. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Hello Eileen....love the photo's of your Goldie...they are awesome dogs...I still miss my goldie, Amber, who travelled over the rainbow bridge 10 years ago this coming September...she is always remembered as are all my angels who have passed over. lots of hugs to you my dear. thanks for visiting my blog...always love to read your kind comments.
    Cathxx

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of your dog.
    These photos are a wonderful reminder of her.
    Indeed a dog stays in your heart forever.
    We had to miss our Amber on June 14, it also hurts.
    If you want to share my link, I still can't do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. Hari OM
    I heartily applaud your rant - and adore your angel Goldie!!! YAM xx

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  9. Your Goldie Girl was a beauty. I can understand how much you will be missing her.

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  10. How sad. Ciao Goldie Girl. She looks lovely and beautiful. I understand your feeling.
    I agree, adopt, don't shop.

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  11. I still remember Ketty. A bordercollie from my chidlhood. She was pretty good when it came to be my guard. Even if they were working on an other farm in the morning she always seemed to know when I woke up. She came running across the fields to great me good morning :) :)
    But now I am allergic and can´t have pets :(

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  12. Que lindo cachorro e fez poses maravilhosas pra ti! Adorei ver! beijos, tudo de bom e eles são especiais! chica

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  13. ...such a beauty, enjoy your weekend, Eileen.

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  14. Great looking dog. It is perhaps ironic, (some of my friends think so), that despite a lifelong association with nature, and complete devotion to it, I have never had the desire to have an animal in my house.

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  15. What a beautiful dog. It's been a decade for me when my last dog left us and I still miss her.
    Have a lovely day and weekend. Thanks for hosting too.

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  16. Beautiful photos of a wonderful dog. Such a hard loss, even if we know we probably survive them.

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  17. Such a gorgeous pup! Adorable. Great memories!

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  18. Lovely quotes and beautiful photos Eileen. That's good advice about how and where to find a pet too. Happy Weekend.

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  19. Beautiful photos and memories.

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  20. Totally with you on all quotes and the concept of adopt than buy pets! Lovely photos carring the memories of your lost pet and i hope you adopt a dog in future

    Happy weekend

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  21. What a wonderful dog! May you be well and remember her and the happy times you enjoyed together, Eileen!

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  22. I love these photos and I agree with you...it would be nice to get another pet later on. We had Goldens for years and they are the best dogs in the world! Enjoy your day!

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  23. Beautiful photos and memories of Goldie Girl. She is a sweet adorable dog. Happy weekend!

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  24. oh eileen, she is so beautiful!!! i have always loved her name as it is perfect for her and her amazing coat! this is such a nice tribute to goldie and the pictures you have selected to share are a perfect tribute to her life. i can feel how much you loved her...

    the quotes are beautiful as well!!

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  25. Your dog is so very beautiful. What a wonderful companion. I love dogs like that!

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  26. What a sweet Goldie Girl. Lovely tribute
    MB

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  27. you already know how much I love dogs and how I feel about shelters.... Goldie was so beautiful and she will be in your heart until you draw your last breathe, just as all our dogs will be.. if bob and I were not old and going down hill, we would rescue a sibling for Big Boy

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  28. Your sweet girl was beautiful!!!!

    I don't know what I would do without my little ball of fur. He brings joy to our lives EVERY day (even when he is being naughty --- he's so cute about it, you can't get mad at him.)

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  29. Goldie Girl is so beautiful ~ can see why you miss her ~ such a gentle love ~ I know Zoe is wonderful company and gets me out there walking ~ so good for both of us and what beautiful photos of Goldie Girl ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  30. Eileen, nice tribute to Goldie Girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Hello Eileen,
    Your little dog was so beautiful! Sad that it isn't here for five years.
    I loved the quotes about dogs.
    Hugs and have a nice weekend.

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  32. Beautiful creatures bloom under your appreciative eyes, E!

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  33. A wonderful tribute to your wonderful Goldie Girl. Hubby already tearing up when I try to talk about Rex failing. Going to be so hard for him.

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  34. Awwww, this brings tears to my eyes! She was beautiful.

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  35. A beautiful dog. We sure do love and miss our pets!!!

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  36. She was a beauty and so dear to you 💕 I miss my son's lovely Pineapple, a lovely Bearnese Mountain Dog that we lost this spring, not to mention my own ..

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  37. A wonderful post, Eileen! It made me a bit teary! We lost our furry girl nine years ago but I still miss her a lot. I still miss my childhood dog and that was many years ago.

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  38. She was such a sweatie. Beautiful tribute. I love the picture in the snow.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  39. She was a good and a sweet dog. Wonderful shots.

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  40. Great post. Happy Labor day. How do we get your posts? Joined hop.

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  41. Hello, Beautiful post.
    Thanks for sharing beautiful pics of
    Goldie. Prayers.
    Happy Spring.

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  42. So sad that you had to say goodbye to such a beautiful and loving pet.

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  43. Goldie was beautiful! My Flash left us a year ago. I picture him with Benny, and wonder if Benny introduced him to Guppy. Miss my pups!

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  44. She was beautiful...and no, they never leave us. They become a part of us...

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  45. Hello Eileen
    I think it's incredibly beautiful that you place a tribute to Goldie Girl here. Sad moments do not have to be forgotten and I know that like no other.
    Thank you for providing the feedback on the link. For the next week I have a sparrow hawk blog (already on my blog) but I have to go to work again at half past five that Saturday. Linking is then difficult so that will be the following week or you can also link.
    I wish you a very nice new week.
    Greetings, Helma

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  46. I remember your beautiful Goldie very well. She will always be remembered.

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  47. Oh Eileen, has it been 5 years already? Where has the time gone. I know how you are feeling missing your beautiful girl, Goldie. WE never get over missing them, because they are truly a part of our hearts. I loved seeing her pictures, and remembering her this evening. Thank-you for sharing her with us.

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  48. Hi, I loved this post, it was the most interesting. I like your blog, do you want us to follow each other? let me know.

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  49. Awww - beautiful shots of your lovely girl.

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  50. They leave a hole in our hearts, Eileen, that is just never filled...:(jp

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  51. Much ♥ ... some anniversaries are painful and full of love. Hugs in heaven to Goldie Girl. Hope she's playing with my Molly, Lucy, Gracie, Corky, and Murphy...all never far from my heart!!!

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  52. A sweet post on Goldie Girl. We always miss our sweet four legged family don't we? Our Bridgette has been gone for years and I still miss her at times. When we stop traveling we will also get another fur-baby.

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  53. She was such a wonderful dog, this is a beautiful tribute.

    Enjoy your blog break.

    All the best Jan

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  54. Your dog is so nice, great shots!
    Many greetings

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  55. Eileen - Goldie was obviously a very special part of your family. Love the quotes, especially the one from Will Rogers!

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  56. Your Goldie was a beauty! Dogs really can conquer human hearts...
    I wish you a lovely September.

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