Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One To Beam Up


Guinness here.  Groucho asked me to come along for a little walk with him--and the sky cracked open.  It was the Mother Ship coming for Groucho.  Groucho said he was sent here 3 years ago on a peace-keeping mission.  He was given an assignment to integrate and observe an Earthling family.  His Superiors are most happy with his work and have summoned him home.

I do not know what life will be like now without his absurd adventures and quirky antics.  But Groucho said he would never be too far away... and if ever we saw a star shooting across the sky, it is just him in his spaceship-- spreading his message of love and laughter on some new galactic adventure.

Just before he was beamed up to the Bridge, Groucho looked back at me with a  tear on his strange, sweet face.  He bid me farewell and said I was the best friend he ever had.  And so we keep him with us...embedded forever deep within our hearts and memories.

Safe travels, you dear little rascal...safe travels. 

56 comments:

  1. Oh no! I hope this doesn't mean what it sounds like. I seriously hope he just moved away!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

    ReplyDelete
  2. No, i am sorry. our sweet little alien has been called home.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's uncertain what you mean here-- is Groucho gone as in over the rainbow bridge, or is he with a new family or...? Aw, to lose such a unique alien is heart wrenching. I am so sorry :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes--Groucho died this morning. i was hoping to relay that clearly without having to make it sad.

      Delete
    2. Farewell, Groucho. We love you and we'll really miss you. You made the world a better place.

      Delete
  4. OH NOOOOOO! Please give hugs to his humans and to the Wolfies. This makes me cry and I never even got to meet him. What happened????

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Parsley, Groucho did not suffer... all symptoms point to a fast growing brain tumour... we will give more info and a tribute when his Earth parents are ready.

      Delete
    2. Thank you for telling us. Know Sage and I care.

      Delete
  5. Our hearts are breaking at this news. You know how much our Mom adored Groucho. Such a young one to be taken away:( Soft woos and gentle hugs to all of you and his family.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Groucho was actually 9 so he got some good years afterall! but you are right--it is heartbreaking.

      Delete
  6. So sad....farewell Groucho...you did your mission here on Earth very well!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So sorry to hear this news. He sure was a sweet character.

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  8. Groucho was given a loving and warm life from all the caring people he encountered on his earthly journey. I will miss seeing his spring when he walked and his gentle nature.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh no, I'm so sorry that Groucho had to go to the Bridge. I loved everyone of his visits and he always made me laugh. I will miss him.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is such a shock to me. I adored Groucho from the very beginning and I am terribly sad to hear about this.

    Just sorry to read that you didn't want to make it sad, it is SAD, our sweet goofy little pal is gone.

    Jo

    ReplyDelete
  11. So sorry to hear about that strange alien Groucho. We will miss him and his antics.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What!!! Oh no!! We are so sorry and sad. Run free sweet Groucho. Sending good thoughts to all of you
    Benny & Lily

    ReplyDelete
  13. I will certainly miss the stories about him. I thought this what you were telling us. I just didn't want to believe it. Please pass on to his parents, how much he was loved in Blogland!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh no...We will miss that boy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    ReplyDelete
  15. Farewell, sweet Groucho - we loved you and will miss you!

    Puppy kisses
    Sasha & Trixie

    ReplyDelete
  16. Run with the wind Groucho. We will miss you.
    Love Ruby & Penny

    ReplyDelete
  17. That Rainbow Bridge must be pretty awesome; seems to be gathering many of our dearest. Looking forward to the beautiful rays that Groucho and his friends send back our way.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh Groucho. I am so very sad for your family. You were one nutty dude. All I ever had to do was look at you to smile. Safe journey.

    Mango Momma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Mango Momma. Blog land has lost two of the great ones this month that is for sure. I bet Groucho is tormenting Mango right now up in the cosmic heavens. wonder what those two characters are up to.

      Delete
  19. We are so very sorry Groucho had to leave you for his next mission at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Run free.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The Rainbow Bridge just became a lot more colorful which such a terrific character as Groucho. We are so sad to see him make this journey.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Only Groucho would leave us via the Mother Ship! May stars follow in his path.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh... I'm so sorry for your loss. Poor Guiness and Maggie. Groucho was one interesting cool alien! I wonder if he is one of a kind where he comes from too? Probably.

    much love.
    Wild Dingo, Loki and Juno

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i would bet he is one of a kind where ever he goes. Thanks for the kind words. we are all pretty choked right now.

      Delete
  23. I'm so sorry to hear that the Mother Ship came for Groucho. He was the most awesome alien on the internet. He will be deeply missed - and we'll light a candle to help guide his Mother Ship on to his next destination.

    -Dr. Liz and Family

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you for helping guide Groucho home. there will never be another Groucho--ever ever ever. you are right --he was the most loved and awesome alien on the internet. we will never forget him, the silly little scallywag. We buried him last night and about 100 Canadian geese honked overhead and circled around. Then two gunshots fired from the grape farmer next door (to scare the crows) so it was a stunnng farewell. Groucho would have it no other way.

      Delete
  24. Groucho, I haven't been to visit you in a long time but you always brought great insight to earth. We will look up in the sky for a falling star and know you are with the mothership.
    Norwood
    I bet you are hanging big time w/ Mango now. Pawtee on dude.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm so sorry - it's so hard to lose a dear pup. We are sending you love and hugs.

    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  26. Groucho, we are glad you had a wonderful family as well as dear friends who clearly loved you. We are sad that you are gone to the Rainbow Bridge because we will no longer be privy to your wonderful adventures and we know your people will miss you terribly. We are glad you experienced love, friendship, a warm hearth, a full bowl and many an adventure, here on earth. You were one of the lucky ones :) You always brought a smile to our faces! Rest in peace dear Groucho. We send your family and friends all our love.

    the critters in the cottage xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. those are beautiful words. thank you so much for taking the time to write them--it means so much to us.

      Delete
  27. Replies
    1. rohan--please come visit us soon? please be in touch!

      Delete
  28. Oh dear...Groucho summoned back? The Great Hairy One must have been awfully pleased with his work among the aborigines. Maybe he'll have stories to tell after he completes his next assignment.

    In the meantime, we'll miss his humor, his comic demeanor, and his gentleness.

    Your buds,

    Buster, Bailey, Persephone & Gracie

    ReplyDelete
  29. What sad news! I'm so sorry to hear that one of my favorites has gone...I got smitten with Afgan Hounds when I met this very unique, lovely and funny spirit. Action is on for all the ones who passed before him! Heaven, beware! :)
    Lots of love,
    Sandra with the Labradorks.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I remember when Groucho and his brother were at the dog shelter, the brother got adopted, and Groucho cried night and day until YOU, Janice, took him home with you. He lived with you for a while until your neighbor adopted him. Except for terrible haircuts he had a most wonderful life all because of you and your family. So I am sure he will probably send you another dog sometime, sooner or later! You have such a big heart, dear girl, we are all privileged to know you.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awww--that is sweet, thank you for remembering so much of our special Groucho moments. we certainly do remember all of his mysterious beginings and always have the blog to recap the story. I would encourage anyone who is reading this to hit the "Groucho" label under one of his posts and read his story from beginning to end. I remember how willingly he just hopped into my truck and made himself at home. I will never forget the anticipation I felt as i drove all those 3 hours to Yarmouth to get him. I remember i took the afternoon off work that day to make the journey. i stopped off at home to clean out the truck and make him a bed in the back. groucho did not know where he was going with this new, strange girl, but he seemed to know he was going home!!!! He never fussed or whined the whole way back--he just laid quietly and willingly accepted his faith. Then my best girlfriend fell in love with him at first sight and i remembered being SOOOO relieved that perhaps she would be able to adopt him--of course that is exactly how it worked out... and then all of us were able to keep him in our lives--we all ADORED HIM and he often stayed over night if the DenHaans went away. Everyone in our little town knew Groucho (and the wolfies ofcourse!)... the strange looking dog who seemed to float when he walked. He always seemed to loved me a little extra than everyone else..even though he switched homes--he seemed to know i rescued him. The wolfhounds loved him and he and Guinness had a special friendship. i will never forget the funny, clowny fella.

      Delete
    2. We're missing Groucho. We share your sorrow and feel honored (and humbled) that you shared so much of the joy of his life through this blog.

      Delete
  31. By the way, his funeral service sounds like perfection itself, the honkers all honking goodbye and the neighbor shooting his gun. He would have loved it all, wouldn't he?

    Jo again

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes--i try not to read too much into things but i must say that really was spectacular indeed. Magnificent, magnificent.

      Guinness went down into the hole and started whining and nosing at Groucho . it was sad, but Guinness new Groucho would be sleeping beside Saige. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, friend.

      Delete
  32. Go boldly where no pup has gone before! *salute*

    Riley the greyhound

    ReplyDelete
  33. We're sorry mama's health issues have kept us from our normal blog life, and we are devastated to just now learn that Groucho has crossed the Bridge. We will remember him with honor in the October issue of Our Rainbow Friends. Groucho's passing is a huge loss for Blogville, as well as for Guinness and Maggie and you and his family. We're so sorry.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Janice, I will always love you for your heart and spirit and your ability to make us fall in love with dogs we have never met and will never meet -- like Groucho. I too remember the saga of Groucho's rescue and your part on it.

    Loved you Groucho, and I never met you.

    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  35. I feel awful that I missed this!
    So sorry to hear about Groucho. He was always one who could put a smile on my face. Such a funny fellow. He will be missed terribly.
    I can picture him and Mango making everyone laugh over the rainbow bridge.
    Big hugs and giant Dane kisses to all of you!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

    woof - Tucker

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh Wolfies, we are so very sorry to hear about Groucho. We send our sincere sympathy and love. He sure was a funny fella. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

    ReplyDelete