Friday, November 2, 2012


Tomorrow is my sisters Gotcha Day and she would have lived with us for one year.  Mom and I have been trying to figure out what we wanted to do for Trudies day and have decided instead of making it a sad event cos she is gone we are going to celebrate her life with us!  When Trudie first left us I tried to make a deal with the rainbow bridge to send her back to us, but Mom said life didn't work that way, and learning to say goodbye would be the hardest life lesson her and I would ever have to do together.  We are still trying to be lesson masters, so far we are only in kindergarten.

Trudie didn't like playing with toys much cos she never had toys before. I was her best toy and we played all the time.  She would chase me outside around and around.  I miss her chasing me, and when I stand outside in Alcatraz I always think about her and pretend she is still there right by my side chasing and nipping on me.

This is a picture of Turd and one of the grandmonsters that loved her.  She had never felt the love of a child before she came to live with us.  It was one of the gifts of love that we were able to give her.

Sometimes Mom exposed Trudie to things she didn't like...such as standing on the chair for a picture taking moment.  All she wanted to do was get down and play with me!
Trudie sometime would teach mom a lesson for leaving us and going to work..this use to be our little pee pads but now it is just white fuzz all over the bedroom floor.

Mom was pretty mad at Dad when Dad first brought Turd home,  but in about five seconds of holding her  trudie and mom fell in love with each other.  Turd had never had anyone hold her and love her before and she knew she was gonna love all of us as much as we loved her.  Sometimes I was a little jealous cos she adored mom so much and always wanted moms attention.  I feel bad about that now but i know Trudie understands.  Trudie taught us alot also.  Sometimes in the evening Mom and I still go into the livingroom and sit in the quiet and listen.  It still hurts our hearts alot to talk about her so we are gonna close.  We just wanted her to know we didn't forget her gotcha day.

We love you Trudie Long-Simpson

Mom, Dad, Stella Rose, Sammer and Dietzy


  1. We remember when Trudie came to live with you! Can't believe it would have been a year already .....

    We know you really miss her and she misses you, too! She loved you and Sam and even "mean ole cat Dietzman". Just be happy that she was in your life and know that you will see her again some day .....

    Give your mama lots of kisses .....

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  2. Gentle boxer kisses to you and your momma. What a hard day this must be for you both! But I know Trudie is happy and smiling down on you from the Bridge.

  3. Such a sweet post for Trudie. We know she feels your love and is sending hers down to you and your momma!

    pughugs and love,

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  4. I am sure there will be a big party at the bridge tomorrow too. Trudie certainly knows how much you all love her.

  5. Howdy Mates, we know exactly how you feel. Trudie had a wonderful life with you even if it was for a shorter time than you wished for. We can hear how much you loved her even when she was a little rascal! Thanks for sharing her with us today. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  6. Beautiful tribute and thoughts. I have no doubt she is smilin and sending all her love to you. MOM says that her Heart dog, Pete, will make sure that there is a big celebration for her gotcha day. Big Goosie hugs to you and your mom.

  7. What a nice tribute....memories are good
    Benny & Lily

  8. Trudie would have loves this post! I think you did a great job and love her cute little pictures. Many hugs this weekend.

    The Girls

  9. That was a beautiful post to your little sister...

  10. What a beautiful tribute and we know you miss her. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Just remember Stella Rose, LOVE NEVER DIES!

    Happy Gotcha Day Trudie.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  12. I don't think we ever stop missing our friends/family that leave us for the bridge. Nice to have memories, even the ones that made us frustrated at the time are now cherished.

  13. Lily's right LOVE neffer die'z :) Wez haz all our lovely memorie'z. What a lovely post :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. What a great way to honor Trudie on her Gotcha Day! The love does go on forever!
    We hope she's celebrating with our "great sisters" and "great brother" who came before us.
    Play bows,

  15. Gospel singer Matthew West wrote a song about loosing his mom - here are a few words from the song:

    Don’t be mad if I cry it just hurts so bad sometimes
    ‘Cause everyday it’s sinking in and I have to say goodbye all over again

    You know I bet it feels good to have the weight of this world off your shoulders now I’m dreaming of the day
    when I’m finally there with you.

    And I wanna live my life just like you did Make the most of my time just like you did And I wanna make my home up in the sky just like you did Oh, but until I get there, until I get there Save a place for me . . .

    You will see Turdie again :) Black Pearl & Otis

  16. Awe, Trudie was so lucky to get so much love from you, and she's showering that love right back down to you from the Bridge. Love makes everything better even when we're sad.

    Scarlet & Meredith