Monday, September 15, 2014

Zack Friends.....Forever: Dog Daze

When I discovered pet blogs in 2008, it opened
an entirely new world for me. The first pet blogger I met was Ms. Kit from Dog  Daze
and her Beautiful Labradors, 
This is the header for their blog.

Buddy the black knight,
Sassy...well Sassy is just Sassy 
Zack the patriarch of the family

Ms. Kit from Dog Daze was my blog mentor. 
She gently encourage me to try blogging and was always there to help me....
Today I was humbled when Ms. Kit asked me to help her on this difficult day at Dog Daze.
Ms. Kit sent me what she wanted to post
but could not. 
Dear Friends,
Today we made the most compassionate, and most difficult decision a pet owner ever has to make. We allowed our vet to help Zack peacefully cross the Rainbow Bridge, while I held him in my arms. 
Run free, sweet boy, and thank you for being our wonderful companion for 13 years.
Our hearts are broken.
David and Kit, Buddy and Sassy.

REST In Peace Handsome Friend
Dog Daze rescued Zack when he was 2...that was the 
first day of the best 13 years of his life...

Adorable Lab smile that could light a room
Constant companion to his Pack 
King of his Hill

You and your pack made me laugh for 3 years.
I loved reading about your cross country journeys in your 
RV aka hair mobile...according to Ms. Kit.

Run free and I hope there are a ton of tennis balls over 
The Rainbow Bridge.

They don't blog anymore...please feel free
to leave loving words of comfort here on our blog.
This post will be up until Wednesday.

This post comes with loving and healing
hugs from your Best Feline Friend Furever,
Madi(son) D. Diva Cougar Cat and Mom


  1. We are so sorry to read about zack but can tell that he was loved by his family much, I am sure he lived in heaven here on earth.
    stella rose

  2. God's speed to you Zack and HIS strength to your family during this difficult time
    ...with sincere sympathy from boomer, dai$y, tuna; and dude and sauce too


  3. Thank you for making this post for us during this most difficult time.
    You are a dear friend...

  4. I (Frankie Furter) KNEW and LOVED Zack and Sassy and Buddy. I am SO very much SORRY to hear that Zack was ready to make the Journey to the Bridge. He was a GRRRREAT guy. He will be MISSED.
    Run Free and FAST dear FUREND... til we meet again.

  5. Thank you Madi and Miss Cecilia fur putting up the info. about Zack... and fur allowing us to leave our words of comfort HERE on your blog.

  6. It always makes us sad when one of us has to go to the Bridge. But we're happy Zack found his forever family and had a wonderful life.

  7. I am sorry to hear about your friend Zack. Me and mum send our purrs and condolences to his family.

  8. we are so sorry to hear about your friend Zack, we send lots of prayers to his family as we know just how much they must be hurting. However long their time is here with us is never long enough
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Angel Greta


  9. "No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we wish-consciously or unconsciously- that we were as innocent as they are, and they make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown."
    Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

  10. Sorry for the loss of your friend, he looked like a sweet pup.

  11. We are so very sorry to hear about dear Zack. We send love and hugs to his very special family.

  12. Ms.Kit and her beautiful dogs are our friends too. We hear from Kit now and then and we are now so deeply saddened to read about dear Zack. Please do send her our deepest condolences and tell her she was a wonderful Mom to him. He will always treasure his years as a member of the pack. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom Kathie

  13. Oh, Madi what a sweet post for your furiend. I'm so sorry to hear about Zack and I'm sending love to all of them as they mourn his loss.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  14. We are always so sorry to lose a furiend, even though we did not know him.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Join us for our week long "Road To The Great Debate"! It started today!

  15. Sending strength to everyone at Dog Daze...

  16. Rest in Peace Zack.
    Run Free Forever.
    xo Cinnamon

  17. So sad. Run free sweet Zack
    Lily & Edward

  18. Sorry to hear bout da loss of your pal.

  19. Zack was sure a handsome dog! I bet his family has endless stories of him. We hope they hold those memories close to their hearts as they grieve over his passing.

  20. What sad news...we also knew Ms. Kit and her pack and are so very sorry to hear that Zack has crossed the Bridge...Run Free Zack, we know you very very loved!!
    Dory and Mama Beth

  21. We're sorry your friend Zack has gone to the Bridge.

    Your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  22. We are so sorry to read about Zack. We send virtual hugs to his peeps and we know how hard it is. Our love to them. Lovely tribute Madi. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  23. Oh Madi..even though we did not know him we know the pain...and believe it or not I am leaky eyed ...shows that we all feel that hurt..and we all have known this pain and know again one day we will face it ...we send our love to Zacks family and pack..we send wishes for a gentle paw waiting at the Rainbow Bridge..thanlyou for being a friend to Zack's peeps sweet Madi..Love Bev xxx

  24. We sure do send all our good thoughts and prayers to Zack's Mom. We know what a sad time this is for her. It sure sounds like he was well loved while he was living with you.

  25. My heart hurts for all of you, family and fur family... you have my condolences and sympathy and hugs from Florida... Zack is beatuiful....

  26. It's hard losing good friends. He looked like a very sweet boy.

  27. So sorry to hear this. Run free, Zack!

  28. Oh now, Madi...this is so sad. My condolences and cuddles go to Zack's pack!

  29. Oh dear, what a touching post. First blogging friends are so very special.
    Sending our warmest best wishes and hugs to Zack's family.
    Gail and Bertie.

  30. Madi
    it is so hard. Real hard. Letting a beloved family member cross the RB, letting a friend go. We are very sorry to hear about Zack and we will keep them in our purrs and prayers. RIP Zack.

  31. Oh no... I'm so sad for your friend Zack and for his furmily. Why we have to say good bye to so much friends during the last's so hard... can you give his bipeds ahug from me, Madi?

  32. Thank you all for the comforting messages.
    It helps to know others understand, and care.

  33. What a trial...tears flow freely as I read this post.
    RIP dear Zack.

  34. We awe so sowwy fur da loss of Zack.

    Luv ya'


  35. Awwww. What a handsome boy. Our hearts go out to his family!

  36. So sad for your friend Zack and his family. A beautiful tribute with such special photos and words.

  37. Madi, that is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful friend. He was a handsome boy and I know he is running free across the bridge with my sweet Remington there to greet him and welcome him in.

    Loveys Sasha

  38. What a wonderful post in memory of Zack. We did not have the pleasure of knowing him but he looks like a fine fellow and being he was a friend of yours we know he was very special. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Georgia, Adam, Gloria, Vincent and Marky
    and the foster kits

  39. Oh, Zack sure sounds and looks like one FABulous dude Madi!!! What a handsome fella!! And, he loved tenny balls???! Oh yeah, a FABulous dude fursure!!!
    I am so glads he had a most lovin' and happy family to share his life. I am sure he is runnin' free and fast with his tenny ball and havin' a jolly ole time over the Bridge.
    You gives his pack a big {{{{hug}}}} from me okays?
    Ruby ♥

  40. What a lovely tribute to what appears to be one fine guy! We are sending our love to Zack's family and friends.

    Run free sweet Zack until we all meet up again.

    Wally & Sammy

  41. Me and my mom-person are so sorry to read about your friend Zack :(
    Sends lots of (((purrs))) to his family <3



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