Sunday, July 8, 2012

We say goodbye...

4-26-02 to 7-7-12
Yesterday, we said goodbye to our beloved yellow lab, Wrigley. Wrigley was 10 years old and our first "child." My three brothers gave him to Stephen and I for our wedding gift. He turned out to be the best gift we could have ever hoped for. Wrigley was sweet, gentle, funny, friendly, neurotic, so toerrant, and made our family so happy.

Elan and Wrigley watching a show together.
The big Wrig put up with so much: kids laying on him, dressing him up, poking out his eyes, examining every orifice, fingers in his mouth and ears, the list goes on... and he never minded one second of it if his kids were happy.

Anna snuggling with Wrigley.
Wrigley had many blankies and toys. However he didn't care much for "dog" toys. He loved the homemade blankets and stuffed animals that his kids shared with him. He would carry his current favorites all over the house and even into the back yard.

Mac and Wrigley on the beach.
We took Wrigley for his first and last beach trip last year. He loved it! I loved how he always stayed with one or all three of the kids, almost as a protector. He was always guarding the kids when they were little: next to the crib when they were babies, alongside the stroller and bikes when they got bigger. He loved the kids, everyone was his friend and he never harmed a fly... he may have even been afraid of them!

I'm going to miss my shadow... he was a member of the family and a best friend. He was always something good to come home to, a soft thing to pet, love and cuddle. He always understood when something was wrong or if someone was sick because you would get extra love at those times. I hope he knows how much we loved him and how much he is missed already.

I love you, buddy.


  1. Such a wonderful post to remember your beloved friend! Great photos from all of those years together. Hug to you — I'm sure you must miss him dearly. They have a way of capturing your heart like no other.

  2. What a wonderful tribute to a special friend and family member! Wrigley will always hold a special place in your heart.
    hugs to you all
    Aly x

  3. Love how you've remembered this sweet guy! He definitely looks like he was one of the family and will be missed. Hope you'll keep the happy memories of him for a long stories and scrapbook pages ;)

  4. Oh so sorry to hear about Wrigley. What great pictures of him. He looks like such a sweetie. Our first baby is our nine year old chocolate lab, Stain... just love him.

  5. Oh, this is so difficult, I know. What a beautiful post. Wrigley is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. {hugs}


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