Macey has a ticket on the 5:00pm Rainbow Express.
Im typing this now so that I can get through it with her by me instead of while I am missing her.
Since her diagnosis 2 years ago, she has been on 4 meds and some cardiac dog food to keep her Chronic Heart Failure at bay.
Even covered in peanut butter or with my extra add-ins like homemade yogurt, eggs, blueberries and her all time FAV--Zucchini, she hated it.
I know that her brothers Duke and Hank will meet her on the other side and they will all be together again. Macey and Duke were always together before his went on his Rainbow journey.
Im hopeful that they are able to be together again.
I know that the story of how we came to get Macey is on an older post but I love telling it so here goes: My hometown has a radio show on KDOM that is called the Swap Line, you call and say Ive got some old tires to give away, I'll trade for some canning jars...Stuff like that. Well one morning I was in town and my Dad called me from work and said call this number and see if the dog they are giving away is our neighbors. If it is, tell them you will take it and we will help it find a better home..(they kept it tied up) I called, it wasnt the neighbors but it haunted me the 3 1/2 hour drive home so when I got home, I asked Todd and Emma what they thought about it. We decided she was going to move to Wisconsin!! I called my mom, now being back in Wisconsin, asked HER to go visit the dog but I had ONE rule --If the dog jumps on you--Dont take it.
She went, the dog jumped on her, she took it!! My mom is smart!
Now to get Macey back to Wisconsin. My Mom brought her to Todd's Mom, Todd's Mom brought her 75 miles away to my Sister, my Sister's Husband drove her to Wisconsin to a meeting he was going to and I picked her up there. Drove an hour and she was FINALLY HOME!!!
My dream of having a Golden Retriever literally fell into my lap. We were so very happy to have her and she needed a new home, due to a divorce and a new girlfriend who didnt like her.
We were HAPPY to accept the challenge of training and teaching her about her new home!!
Soon after she arrived, we decided to try a litter of Goldendoodles. We had Hank our Labradoodle at this time, he shed a lot and we like the Goldendoodle better for a family dog.
Macey had her first litter about a year after we brought her home and she has been involved in the raising, training, protecting, nurturing and mothering of every single puppy that we have had here. There is not a single puppy that has left here that Macey has not influenced the behavior of in a positive way. What she gave to each of our puppies as far as socialization can not be replicated.
She is a true Matriarch in our Pack!
Macey has been a friend and companion to us since the day she came home.
She is Todd's partner and sidekick. If he is doing a project or chores, she is always right by his side or seeking shade under the 4-wheeler or nearby.
She has a tender heart and seems to know when we are down and need her by our side. She has never let us down.
She had several litters of beautiful puppies for us.
She welcomed our new dogs when they came here.
She is our companion and friend.
She is kind around our family and friends.
She is always on the sideline, here for us when we call.
She will be missed and her memory Cherished forever.
Please enjoy the photos below of Macey with our puppies and our family.
My farm is my favorite place to be. Cant wait to share what's happening here.