Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Garden for Remington

Many of you were blogging friends of Remington,
the gentle Newfie.  If you did not know Remington
Click here to visit his blog.  Beth is no longer posting to his blog so Mom volunteered to prepare a post about his

Rem entertained us daily.
Remington and his Beth were FRIENDS to many.
Remington was only 4 years old when he made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge.   He had been blogging for his entire life.
A handful of Rem's furiends put their heads together
to come up with a way to honor Rem and let Beth and 
Mike know how much Rem meant to us.

January 9, 2009-March 4, 2013 

Our original plan was to plant a tree for Remington with the donations from his friends......
BUT lo and behold Beth and Mike
planted a Garden on the side of their house.
This was Remington's favorite spot to play. 
To quote Beth,
"Each year and with each blossom we will think of him...this side of the house was also Remington's favorite place to play catch."
The garden contains 5 butterfly bushes, 2 yellow rose bushes,
1 Rose of Sharon, 1 Hardy Hibiscus, 2 red, 2 yellow climbing rose bushes (at the center trellis) and to the left of the trellis many day lilies

Remington wore many hats....
and promoted many causes.  His favorite was 
We had enough donations to also 
buy books to be donated to a local
school in Honor of Remington.
Beth will take the books to the 
school this fall.

The books selected  won a book award named after
Dr. Seuss (The Geisel Award) which evidently started in 2006
Click on the link below to read about the books and the award

Remington, *My Friend, 
(*Rem's favorite expression)
you will never be forgotten...you touched the hearts
of everyone who knew you.

Run free, chase footballs and catch snowflakes
and most of all keep an eye on the man in the 


  1. Oh how very very beautiful. I just loved that big guy. His love for life and all creatures great and small brought such smiles. I can not look at a full moon and not think of him.

  2. Funny thing. We were out watching the moon tongiht and were thinking about the Rem. Even a half moom is a Remington Moon.
    We loved the garden and hope to see more pictures as the flowers bloom a spread.
    Bert adn My Vickie

  3. They sure created a wonderful tribute to Remington. We can't wait to hear about the book delivery too.

    Millie & Walter

  4. Wonderful tribute to our big furry friend. The garden is beautiful...will be magnificent when it's fully grown.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. We miss Remington
    Benny & Lily

  6. What a lovely, lovely way to commemorate a good soul.

  7. The garden Beth and Mike planted is so beautiful, this is the perfect tribute for our dear friend.
    The books will help many children as they learn to read.
    We think of Remington often especially when there is a full moon or we see his favorite football teams play. Our sweet friend is very much missed.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Georgia and Adam
    and Mama

  8. What a beautiful garden Beth and Mike planted in memory of Remington. We miss *our friend* too. Thank you for this post, Madi.

  9. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

  10. That garden is just beautiful!! Very nice in his memory!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  11. What a beautiful tribute and garden! This post brought tears to our Mom's eyes. What a great woofie he was. Have a wonderful Tuesday to my favorite tuxie. ((Hugs)) from your bestest mancat, Prancer Pie.

  12. That is so lovely. Beth and Mike will get so much pleasure from Remington's garden. We could just imagine him watching the butterflies that will be attracted to the bushes with gentle wonder.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  13. That garden is lovely and what a wonderful way to remember Rem. We miss them in Blogville. The books are a great idea. Thanks for sharing Madi. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. What a lovely garden, we loved Remington and every time we see a full moon, we smile .. Loved yesterdays post. Pip is such a cutie and so funny.. Have a wonderful day Madi and Mom xx0xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  15. The garden is just beautiful and an very lovely way to remember Remington. We are sure each flower that blooms will remind all of the beauty of Remington. Thanks for letting us see the lovely memorial to our pal.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. Oh Madi, what a beautiful post this morning for our furend Remington. Beth and Mike did a fantastic job designing and planting his new memorial garden. We know those plants are going to grow and grow and become the most beautiful plants ever.

    We miss you Rem!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  17. The garden is beautiful. We will never forget OUR FRIEND, Remington....

  18. What a beautiful garden! A lovely way to remember our our great friend Remington!

  19. Remington's Garden is as LOVELY as his heart. It will inspire and serve as a reminder to be kind and gentle to all. THAT was Rem's way.

  20. So so sweet. We miss our friend very much. I love the garden they planted for him. I hope his peeps know we think of him often.

  21. What a sweet way to memorialize his memory.

  22. Thank you for the update. We still miss Remington every day.


  23. Oh we do miss Remington. We were hoping to meet him n his family since they live only 1 state away from us. What a lovely Remington Garden. Remington will be remembered forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  24. This is such a sweet tribute. You brought tears to my eyes.

  25. Oh, Madi, this makes our human cry. It's a beautiful memorial.

  26. That's just wonderful - what a nice idea - I hope I can find some hankies for mom... Have a wonderful tuesday, Madi&Mom and thanks for this touching and great post.

  27. What a sweet tribute, madi.

  28. I miss him still, the garden is perfect. i hope when it is full grown we can see it again

  29. I love the garden. The best tribute to Remington!!!!
    Madi, I miss you, but I´m very very busy.
    Love you sweetie!

  30. What wonderful tributes to a very special guy!

  31. What a wonderful and beautiful way to share love for Remington!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  32. What a very beautiful memorial garden and post. I love all the beautiful flowers and yellow roses are mums favourite flowers ever. Hugs GJ x

  33. The memorial garden is such a beautiful idea.
    Just perfect.

  34. we dinna noe remington veree long, but wuz honored ta be abe bull ta call him friend earlier thiz yeer...way happee hiz mom wuz abe bull to puts thiz garden in for him from all hiz buddeez.... him iz one total lee awesum newfie !! XOXO

  35. Honestly Madi, that made our whiskers weepy wet. We loved that big guy too and hismgarden is such a beautiful tribute.

  36. I did not know Remmington but just popped over to his blog now. What a lovely boy he was and how sad he went to the bridge so young. His memorial garden is beautiful and such a nice way to remember him.

  37. Remington may be over the Rainbow Bridge but his many many furriends here remember him often...He touched so many in the short time he had to share with us...His Garden is lovely and a fitting tribute to a beautiful soul

  38. What a beautiful tribute to our dear, dear friend and Leo's brother. Remington was such an integral part of our day with his blogging, sense of humor, and love of football, snow, and life. He will be missed, yet remembered throughout the year as his garden grows and changes with the seasons. All our love to Mike, Beth, and their newest addition, Gray.

  39. There could not be a more extraordinary way to memorialize Rem than by that garden. Each year it will grow and mature and leave a mark on his pawrents heart. He will never be forgotten but will live on through each thing that thrives in his garden and help ease the loss by his pawrents tending to it each season. A very special spot for a very special dog.

    *hugs and purrs*
    your BFF

  40. What a heart felt, wonderful tribute. Tho bitter sweet to have read this, he captured our hearts, and his memory will be here within the pages of your journal.

  41. This is a wonderful post and very sad. Remington was such a great and dear dog. I am so glad they have that garden.

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note about Simba. I truly appreciate it.

  42. Oh that is so wonderful to have a garden for Remington. That is just the best. Sorry we are so late but of course we have another really sick cat and had to rush her to the vet. She had a very high temp and is having trouble breathing but she had lots of shots and fluids.
    We hope you have a good evening.

  43. Oh, what a wonderfuls post! That is just the most beautifuls garden, I'm sure Sweet Remington is lookin' down from the Bridge waggin' and slobberin' and just as happy as can be at the beautiful sight.
    Tell his Moms it is beautifuls, and give her some {{{hugs}}}}

  44. Wow, this is so wonderful! My whole pack loved Remington very much and the garden is lovely. I always think of my furiend at the full moon. Books are such great ways to celebrate his life. Thanks for the sweet post, Madi!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  45. Thanks to you and JackDaddy for helping make this beautiful memory possible...
    And thanks to Beth and Mike for sharing Remington with us!

  46. Dear Madi & Mom,

    What a wonderful tribute to Remington! The garden is absolutely beautiful, and the books being donated to the local school will bring smiles to the faces of many children - just as Remington brought smiles to our faces each day with his blog.

    I'm positive that Remington is a very happy puppy tonight as he is watching over all this from the Rainbow Bridge.

    Great job, everyone!

    Jack's friend,

  47. What a beautiful way to pay tribute to such a wonderful woofie.

  48. The garden is so lovely! Mommy thinks that his pawrents will be comforted spending time there, remembering their Special Boy.

  49. That is such a beautiful tribute to my love. It made Mommy cry but in a good way. Beth and Mike have a new baby Newfie named Grayson. He is so sweet looking and looks very much like Remington. I know Remington sent him to them, so they wouldn't miss him so much. Sunday is a special "super" moon and I will be doing a post for my Sweety since I know he is part of what makes it special

    Loveys Sasha

  50. Beautiful tribute to our dear Remmy!
    Kisses and hugs

  51. This is so sweet! Love that they made that garden! I still think of Remington often - especially when I am out on my moonlit hikes with Blueberry.

    I didn't know Remington for very long - but he was one of those dogs that I will never forget. Thanks for doing this Madi - you and your human are so very special!


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