Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Story of Our Red Lobster

OK.  So last year when our brother Gizmo was so sick with his osteosarcoma, our buddy Bert sent a care package to Gizmo and to our peeps.  It was only a couple of weeks between the time that we learned of Gizmo's diagnosis and his request to go to the Bridge.  

OMD! OMD!  I smell BERT!!!

Get away from me woman!  This lobster is MINE!!!
Unfortunately Gizmo went to the Bridge before the package arrived from Bert.  See the box?  It arrived on the 19th and Gizmo left on the 17th.  

Well, since Ruby can't read, she took one sniff of the package and thought it said, "HOT BLONDE, HOT BLONDE, HOT BLONDE!!"  She was absolutely 100% sure that Bert had sent the box to her!!

OH, he is SO HOT!!

We were never, ever allowed to have stuffies - ever - because me and Gizmo did a lot of THIS when we were young:

But me and Ruby both love our red lobster SO MUCH and Ruby even lets me carry it around or show it to Mom when she comes home from work.  

Lobster - October

Lobster - April

Lobster - today

The Red Lobster is kind of the worse for wear, but he is still with us.  Mom loves the Red Lobster almost as much as we do because to her it is a symbol of the kindness and support of Blogville during a very sad time in our family's life.  

Thank you Bert.


Gizmo von Weiller  4 December 2004 - 17 October 2011

We miss him every day.



Dexter said...

That lobster is a really important stuffie and I am so happy to see that you are keeping it close as a reminder of Gizmo.


How Sam Sees It said...

He sure looks like a good pup, I'm sure you are still feeling the love that came with that lobster!


Kari in Alaska said...

My pups have never out grown the destroy all stuffies thing

Stop on by for a visit

Millie and Walter said...

How great that your lobster is still with you. Blogville really is a great place to hang out.

Cindy & Millie

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

What a lovely reminder of a sweet dog--the pups must know how special it is and hence they resist the urge to tear it to smithereens.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Well my furends this post has taken me through a BUNCH of emotions.
What a lovely thingy fur Bert to do.. and how wonderful fur you to have such a tribute to our Dear Gizmo.
Blogville... there is NO PLACE like BLOGVILLE.

bettyj said...

Such a sweet post. I just gave Dasko an extra hug.

What Remains Now said...

What a sweet rememberance.

Jo's World said...

Gizmo was such a beautiful dog! Its nice that Bart and Ruby recognize the meaning of the Red Lobster. Stella doesn't tear up her stuffees, only one, we think she just didn't like him!

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

The Life of Riley said...

That is a very special lobster!

Nanük said...

Aw, that's a great post! Um...what do lobsters taste like? They certainly look nummy. Play bows,


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think its been taken such good care of because it's a gift from the heart--The best kind!!

Dachshund Nola said...

What a special toy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

That is for sure one important stuffie. We like the look of the destuffed room
Benny & Lily

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

We miss Gizmo so much too! (hugs)

Love the stuffie guts in the living room with the "innocent" rotten on the sofa...

GOOSE said...

First Bert wants you to check your SPAM folder for his comment.
That Bert is a super wonderful guy. That Lobster is super special.

houndstooth said...

What a great post! We have one of those anniversaries this week, too. *sigh*


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We're sure Gizmo is happy you love his lobster.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Ryker said...

What a touching post. Red lobster is a wonderful gift from a stand up dog. I'm sure Gizmo approves.

Unknown said...

A beautiful post! We miss Gizmo a lot and we sometimes wonder whether he knows our Laura over the Bridge or both of them are already friends.

The red lobster is beautiful and precious.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a very special lobster! Take very good care of him so he sticks around for a long time. That was supernice of Bert!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

FiveSibesMom said...

Awww...that is such a special lobster and it looks like Ruby knows just how special it is too...and how kind and thoughtful and special Bert is for sending it!

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys are taking very good care of your lobster. Maybe you can name him....GIZMO!

rottrover said...

Here is Bert and His Vickie's sweet comment which went to our e-mail, but didn't post:

OH Gee, this brings a tear to our eyes. My Vickie is sniffling and teary. We thing Gizmo is really glad that you and Rubby are taking such good care of Red Lobster.
And Ruby girl, just between you and me. (Thanks for calling me a Hot Blonde")
Much Love
Bert and My Vickie

K9 Katastrophie said...

We miss you Gizmo. What a cute lobster!



We hope you enjoy your red lobster. It looks like a fun stuffie.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think you two must have a very special bond with that red lobster to keep it so nicely. What a wonderful and special way to remember Gizmo.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Boston Lady said...

Oh Gizmo was such a beautiful dog. And I'm sure his spirit matched his outer beauty. I love the story of the lobster and can understand the sentiment behind it. Sometimes it is just a simple thing that will stay with us and the fact that the lobster still exists means he is special to everyone in the family. Ann

P.S. I can relate to that scene of destruction!

jen said...

Awww, what a great post! Sounds like you know that is very one special lobster:)

White Dog Blog said...

Gizmo loves the red lobster as much as you all do, we are certain. It is a special reminder of so many important things to never forget...your incredible Warrior, the bonds of friendship in our community, the little icons that hold huge memories that we can hold and cuddle... and the love that has no limits of then or now, here or beyond. Gizmo will never be forgotten.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy All, what a wonderful post. We can't believe it's been a year since Gizmo passed to the bridge. We LOVE the fact you have kept the red lobster and enjoyed him so much. What a lovely gift from Bert. Gentle hugs to you all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

2browndawgs said...

It is sweet that the lobster became a favored play toy. Miss you Gizmo.

Bassetmomma said...

That is so great that Bart and Ruby have not destroyed the red lobster that was meant for Gizmo. I'm sure Gizmo loves to watch down over them having fun with the stuffie. He looked like such a sweet boy!:)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh that is such a lovely post. How wonderful that you still have Red Lobster to bring back memories of Gizmo.

Tucker said...

We miss Gizmo too. DO you knows that I have a stuffy still from when I was just a baby at 6 months and I had newmonia? It's my bunny and I treat it likes my security blanky... I bet lobster is like that for you guys cause it helped you in a difficult time like my bunny did.

woof - Tucker

Sweet William The Scot said...

You have kept that stuffie a long long time. The memory of Gizmo will be with you forever.
Sweet William The Scot

Marjie said...

I'm glad Gizmo's lobster is still with you. And I'm sure your Momma's glad you guys love it so (and have not shredded it).

Alfie said...

aw, that lobster has a special meaning behind it! Every time you play with it, you are playing with Gizmo in spirit :)

I have a stuffed ginger sheep!

Anonymous said...

OH MY DAWG! What a great story in pictures. It's funny, isn't it, why sometimes we want to de-stuff the stuffed ones, and not de-stuff some other stuffed ones.

They know Gizmo lives in the stuffed ones. The lobster kind.


Arooo, Stuart

Leslie said...

What a beautiful reminder of your Gizmo. And isn't it amazing how dogs seem to know when something is important?

Beautiful pictures all.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful red lobster history...thank you for sharing. Lobster has appeared in many of your photos so it was very nice to learn his life story. (Lucky lobster avoided the de-stuffing activities!) Gizmo will live in your hearts forever.

Anonymous said...

Awww what a very special lobster. How wonderful :)

Waggin at ya,