Friday, June 19, 2015

Bravo for Special Moments

If you are fortunate in life there are many times where you can say, “Bravo for special moments.”  I consider myself very lucky in that respect.  When Oz the Terrier asked for bloggers to join in a secret “Special Moments” blog hop, I had to make the choice of which moments I would share.  Everyone knows that I share special moments with Bentley and Pierre all of the time, so I decided to do something different.  Consider this a Flashback Friday complete with a Rick Springfield tee shirt!
Madison Von Schloss Clinton
I still remember the very first time that we decided it was time to add to our family.  We had just gotten married and yearned for the pitter-patter of four tiny paws.  I had three cats but wanted a puppy very badly.  We decided on a German Shepherd and set out to find our new best friend.  Let me tell you, we found a gem.
Madison Von Schloss as a pup

Her name was Madison and she remains the smartest dog that we have ever loved.  Being our first, we taught her everything that she could absorb.  She was an incredible Frisbee dog, competed in conformation, understood the English language as well as any child, and like all dogs, loved us unconditionally. 

A trio of clowns

 Actually, she loved everyone including our cats, the dogs that came later, and our children. She had such patience and never displayed any signs of anger.  I don’t really recall ever hearing her growl. 
Madison giving unconditional love

It is still difficult to imagine that our time with Madison began over thirty-two years ago.  Even as the years pass, the memories remain as vivid as if they just happened. Isn’t that the way it is supposed to be with best friends?  To that I say, “Bravo for special moments.”

Pink hearts and scrolls

** I’d like to thank Peggy Frezon for inviting me to be a guest blogger for Guideposts.  You can read my post titled, “Need a Break from Stress? Hug A Dog” here or you can visit their Facebook page.  It was an extreme honor and I’d love for you to visit and leave a comment.

Heart and scrolls

Today is a busy day for blogging.  I am taking part in this “Bravo for Special Moments” blog hop and joining my Blogville friends for International Box Day.  Of course, each Friday means it is time for the Pet Parade with my awesome co-hosts.  Pick the hop that you want to participate in or just have fun hopping around to see everybody! 







32 comments :

  1. I love your post! So sweet. Time moves too quickly. I wish pets could live as long as we do, but I guess the upside is we get to rescue so many more and bring them into our hearts. I'm gonna have so many fur friends in heaven!

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  2. Time sure does fly right by doesn't it? I can still remember all of the pups I had. We had several German Shepherds. I was very fond of the breed! LOVE the photos!!

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  3. What a lovely special moment, has made us smile, thank you for sharing it with us
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. many many thanks that you shared this moments with Madison with me... it's sometimes unbelievable how the time flies, they always are in our hearts and in our memory ... as if it was yesterday that we brought them home :o)
    easy rider

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  5. Mom says your Madiso sounds exactly like me. I am such a loving dog and mom and dad had never ever heard me growl at anyone or anything. Not even the cats LOL.

    Wags from Laika & Vaks.

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  6. Oh Madison was/is so precious. I am glad you have so many joyful memories to carry in your heart.

    I love Peggy and will definitely check out your guest post in Guideposts!

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  7. Hi new pals. What a special doggie you had. M and D used to have a doggie too that they dearly loved. Now they have me, and they dearly love me too. Some people say I'm spoiled, but I don't think so - I'm just loved.

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  8. What very special moments thanks for sharing them with me. I'm sure after 32 years I will still be thinking of Norman.

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  9. Oh, a German Shepherd?!? Ma had one of those when she was growing up. They are great dogs and it sounds like Madison was very special to you and your whole family. I love the clown photo...but of course that puppy photo is just the best! Bravo for your special dog and special moment!
    Oz

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  10. And what a beauty too!!!! Fabulous special moments to recall Melissa!! And now I am heading over to check out your guest post!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  11. Thanks for sharing those memories! The clown picture is interesting, I am amazed that Madison was comfortable with the costumes.

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  12. Happy Boxing Day!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping and Mr Jinx

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  13. Beautiful photos and memories. She sounds like an amazing dog.

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  14. Awwwwww, what sweet snaps!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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  15. Aw, sweet post! And a puppy in a box is probably one of the cutest Box Day pictures ever!

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  16. Nice to see Madison and the Hickory C!!

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  17. Wonderful Special memories
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  18. What wonderful memories of Madison, and a puppy in a box is the best! Thanks for joining the Box Day hop!

    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  19. Great special moments. Love her full name too!

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  20. Aw...that was such a sweet memory. Your Madison was a great looking pup.
    P.S. LOVED the Rick Springfield t-shirt and 80's hair. Those were the days especially with the music! Have a great weekend. :)

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  21. We create so many wonderful memories with our fur babies. This was definitely a special moment in time to share :)

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  22. I grew up with a German Shepherd. What a great dog! Thanks for sharing Madison with us today.

    Island Cat Mom

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  23. Awwwwwe!!! What a sweetie!!!! I loves that Special Moment!!!! Madison is about the cutest Black and Tan Ma's ever seen!!! wells...except for MOI , of course!! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. What a wonderful post! We loved reading about Madison, and how special she was. :)

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  25. What wonderful memories. The clown photo is a riot! Thanks for sharing your memories of Madison with us.

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  26. What very special memories you must have of your Madison! Thank you for sharing a bit of her with us.

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  27. Aww, what beautiful photos of Madison! You look adorable to in your Rick Springfield t-shirt LOL! It's amazing when a dog that special comes into our lives, it changes us and we never forget it. Thanks for sharing your special moment w/ Madison
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  28. This is very sweet. What a beautiful girl she was.

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  29. a beautiful tribute to your first sweet love.. we got our first love in 1985 and Max is sadly missed even now. I enjoyed your story.

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  30. So sweet, thank you for sharing this!

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