I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Overwhelmed! A post by Mom

I am truly overwhelmed by our friends in the blogging community.  These past few weeks have been tough ones, as you know.  I really appreciate the posts that were done to celebrate Twix's life by her furiends.  I think I have seen them all.  If you put up a post in memory of Twix and I did not leave a comment please let me know so that I can visit you.  

I thought I was just being silly a couple of years ago when I helped Twix start her blog.  Then we met Lorenza and I began to see that there were a lot of other sillies out there!  I am so amazed by the number of friends that left a comment saying that Twix was one of their first blog friends or one of the first blogs they followed.  I even saw some comments that said they were inspired to start blogging after following A Wiener Dog Blog.  I never knew my little Twix touched so many lives or how much she had touched them.

2 "Twixeriffic" things happened these last couple of weeks. 

First I received the following email on Oct 1st:
Teresa, I wanted to let you know that we just received a generous donation for the disabled animals at our sanctuary in memory of your beloved Twix.  We were so sorry to hear about your loss, and our hearts go out to you.
The donation came from an anonymous donor so I don’t know who made the gift — hopefully whoever it was will tell you!  The donor added a personal note that said, “Donation made in memory of beautiful Miss Twix.”
The donor asked us to let you know about his or her gift as a memorial for Twix, and we are very grateful for it.
Please know that you are in our thoughts.

Steve Smith
Rolling Dog Farm
A Special Place For Disabled Animals

I don't know who the donor is.....no one has mentioned it to me, but you are welcome to if you would like.  It brought me to tears that someone in the DWB community thought that much of Twix.  I mean, I know how special she was to us but I really didn't realize how special she was to some of you.

Second, there was an unexpected package on our front step when we got home from work earlier this week from
The Dachsies with Moxie.  
Inside the package was a beautiful note:
"Please accept our condolences on the passing of Twix the Twixerrific.  We loved following her blog and we were devastated when we learned of Twix's going to the Rainbow Bridge last week.  Please accept this gift -  we hope that it will help you heal."

Along with the note was this beautiful quilt:

Again, I was brought to tears and just totally amazed!  For those of you that are long time blog followers you will probably recognize that image of Twix.  It is the same one that was used by Kathleen Coy when she painted Twix's portrait, a gift for my husband.  Agnes, the mom of DWM, knew that picture was special to us.  The detail in the quilt is amazing!  Here are a few closer up views for you:

Amazing detail! 
 Thank you so very much, Agnes!  I will never be able to put into words how much this means to us.

We also received cards from a few of our blogging friends.
 Thank you!
Again, I'm overwhelmed at the outpouring of love we have experienced since Twix left us.
I just don't think it is possible for me to convey to you how much it has meant to us.

Lastly, I thought I would leave you with a few of the last photos taken of Twix.  

I had forgotten these were on my camera and was surprised when I uploaded them today.

I know I've said this a few times but, again, I never knew how many lives Twix touched or how much she meant to several of you.  I don't know if I will ever be able to grasp it.  I want to tell you how much I appreciate your willingness to let us know in one way or another how much you loved her.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Alphonso, Teresa, and Taffy


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Twis touched so many of us in Blogville. She was a gentle soul and we all loved her. Her connection to you and her Dad and her special love for Grandma endeared her to all of us. It is no wonder that so many have gifted you with tokens of their love. That quilt is just beautiful. And so very nice of someone to selflessly donate to help others.

We hope you will continue to post about Taffy and some of your memories of Twix - we will so enjoy them. Those last pictures you shared look like Taffy was very close to her sister.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

When you are at your lowest point you learn who your friends are and how valued you are to others

Kari in Vegas said...

What amazing gifts in Twix's honor


Mango said...

We fall in love with so many of our blog friends and it touches us all when one crosses over the bridge. I love the photo of Twix snuggling with her daddy. What a special girl.

Mango Momma

Cole said...

What a beautiful quilt! Twix was loved far and wide. I hope that you, Alphonso and Taffy know how special you all are to us.

Dovey said...

What a beautiful quilt! I can't believe someone could have stitched something so beautiful together =). The donation is amazing too. Wow.

I remember I found your blog early on when I first started blogging myself. I don't read a lot of dog blogs, but I always was attached to Twix, and her spunky cute-ness! Some of my favorite photos are her with her dad. They're so sweet and touching. I'm glad you posted another one for us today.

Olive said...

So beautiful...thinking of you always

Love Olive

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, what a great gift! it is very nice and cool! You and Dad, look so sweet while sleeping Woof!

It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

Anonymous said...

These are the moments that show you how much you are loved.

The community is amazing.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful quilt and such a thoughtful donation. Twix was loved by so many!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Amber DaWeenie said...

That quilt is amazing and absolutely beautiful. Twix was known and loved by so many around the world. She will never be forgotten. And I'm sure she has passed on all her love and talents to Taffy and will go on through her sister.

Love and PawHugs...
Amber and Family

A MilShelb Mom said...

What special gifts and how nice to have the beautiful quilt to cherish. We loved Twix very much and we will miss her greatly. We look forward to getting to know Taffy more when/if she is ready to start her blog in full swing.
~Milly and Shelby

HoundDogMom said...

That quilt is just beautiful. What a way for your friends to honor your beloved Twix. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely quilt!
Little Twix was much beloved even beyond her own family.
There are such lovely people ( and pups!)out there in Blogland.
love from

Piappies World said...

Angel Twix was and will always be special. You both touched our lives and we are happy to have been part of journey.

The one reason that keeps us going with our blog is the friendships we have built here with people and pets like you and Angel Twix. We thank you and we continue to share adventures with you.

The quilt is really beautiful. What a sweet tribute to Angel Twix.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie (Tabby, too)

scotsmad said...

We loved Twix--even though we came late on the scene--and will miss her. It's amazing what a loving group Blogville is. So many people in the world who are just kind.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We LOVE that picture of Twix snuggling with her Daddy.

Frankie Furter said...

OH the picture of Twix and her Dad is just sooooooo perfect.

I knew the quilt was coming from the Dachsies with Moxie and their mom (What's Her Name).. I just KNEW you would LOVE IT!! It was made with LOVE and THAT is soooooo magical.
I think we are all looking forward to Taffy starting to Blog with us. THAT will be the grrrrreatest Tribute to Twix. Sincerely, Frankie Furter and Lana

Blue Wave Raiders said...

That is such a beautiful gift! Twix was so loved and will be missed by all of us!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

My Mommy is crying so hard. What a lovely tribute to Twix, that she was loved by so many. Mona says if her time to go, she will be happy that Twix will be there to welcome her.

The quilt is fantastic. We could tell it was Twix the minute we saw it, no doubt about it.

Twix was truely her Daddy's girl and that last picture is priceless.

Sniff you later....Weenie

Hound Girl said...

What a wonderful tribute to twix. That blankie is just so beautiful.

K9 Katastrophie said...

What a beautiful quilt! We are so glad your Grandma is doing better!