Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Friday, April 21, 2017

A flower named Dory.......

Today we join all of Dory's friends to pay tribute to a life lived well, full of love and 
flowers.  We thank the Idaho Pugs, Kinley and Oz 



When Mom started to prepare this tribute to Dory, she wondered if per chance there was a 
flower named Dory.  Needless to say we were not surprised that 

THERE IS!!!
Doryanthes excelsa
Below is a little information on it and we especially thought the definition of excelsa
was purrfect for Dory.


Doryanthes excelsa, commonly known as Gymea lily, is a flowering plant in the familyDoryanthaceae and is endemic to coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre (3 ft) long and when it flowers, sends up a flower spike up to 6 metres (20 ft) high. The apex of the spike bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 centimetres (4 in) across. Its common name is derived from the name given to the plant by the indigenous Eora people and the Sydney suburbs of Gymea and Gymea Bay are named after the lily.

the real Doryanthes..mom used the incorrect photo...in the insert on Dory's photo


Translation and definition of excelsa. ... Phrases with the word excelsa such as Gloria in excelsis Deo – Glory to God in the Highest; semper excelsius – always higher.

Doryanthes excelsa...is a perfect flower for our sweet Angel Dory...
Below is an insert photo of the Dory(anthes) in bloom and we added
one to Dory's collar too.


The Flower Boat
poem by Robert Frost
The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn
Under the hand of the village barber,
And her in the angle of house and barn
His deep-sea dory has found a harbor.

At anchor she rides the sunny sod
As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
As ever she turned her home with cod
From George's bank when winds were blowing.

And I judge from that elysian freight
That all they ask is rougher weather,
And dory and master will sail by fate
To seek the Happy Isles together.

The pink and white flowers in this heart collage represent
Dory's love of pink and flowers, her soft white furs and to let her know she left a paw print on our hearts
Hugs Madi and Mom



DORY WAS ALL ABOUT FLOWERS AND FUN...
HERE ARE A FEW FUN MEMORIES

Two Step
a round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time.

Dory and Mr. Bailey can boot scoot like pros!!




HAPPY HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY DORY!!


DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS?  TODAY IS DORY'S DAY!!
SHE IS CELEBRATING WITH A BLOG HOP AND A HIJINKS,no clue what it is
but if Dory is doing it there will be frolicking and fun and food and
dancing and you might even see some twerking.
Before the festivities started, Dory and I had a little gal time at my house.


HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MY FRIEND!!


We thank Mayor Arty's assistant aka Momma for this 
most treasured photo of Mom holding Dory at the BAR in Indiana June 2016.
Mom never in a million years expected to meet any of our
furiends BUTTTT she did.  She 
loved every moment of the BAR and will treasure those meetings furever.
Mom also held Dory for about 30 minutes.....I think Dory was as happy
as mom was too Dory is twice as soft as she looks and
Mayor Arty is most handsome and debonair (and soft too in a manly way)!!

I've known Dory for a very very very long time.  When we 
met it was just Dory and Bilbo....we watched with glee and 
happiness as Arty and Jakey joined the pack.

This is the very first comment Dory left on my blog:

The first thing I also thought about when seeing this is the whistle!!

Thanks fr visiting us Madi Dory really likes Kitties!

Dory and her Mom Beth
To Dory and her Mama:
We will always remember Dory's smile, kindness, friendship, love of a good time,
love of family and friends, her positive outlook on life.
She reminded us to stop and smell the flowers!!
Thank you  and until we see you again some day.
Hugs Your bfff Madi and HiC your unofficial God-mommy






44 comments:

  1. things just won't be the same with out her flowers,xx Speedy

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  2. Crikey Madi and Mom ... In my post for Dory I said today is Dory's day and we mustn't be sad but you made Mum cry with this beautiful post. AND you found a flower named Dory AND it comes from AUSTRALIA AND my Mum's Grandmother loved it. How good is that? Every time I see a Gymea lily now I will think of Dory. We see lots of them so I'll be thinking of her all the time. Thankyou for this wonderful tribute to a very special little girl. I know she's going to be watching and enjoying this special day!

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  3. Oh this is the most wonderful tribute. We love the poem and the flower and, well, everything about it. Well done Madi and Mom. But oh how we will all miss Dory.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

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  4. omd... Madi that was such a beautiful post... and I remember so much events with Dory... and you met her in the furs... she was on the lap of your mom and your momma made a sweet memory furever that way...

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  5. Hari OM
    OMC Madi - you and mom have grown and blossomed a most wonderfurs post in honour of darling departed Dory!!! - small point however. the image you have there is a type of bottle brush... THESE are gymeas... one of my most favourite OZ blooms and do you know, all these years I had no idea of their latin name!!! Thank you for bringing it to light. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  6. What a lovely tribute and such happy memories.
    I just luffs that there is a 'Dory's Excellent' flower, that's just PAWFECT!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  7. That was a lovely tribute! The 'Dory' flower is often used along highways and median strips in Sydney. They're beautiful. We'll always remember Dory when we see them!

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  8. What a beautiful post and a gorgeous Dory flower! I'm sure you have Dory smiling at Rainbow Bridge♥

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  9. Wow, that is so cool you found the Dory flower!

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  10. Crikey Madi ..... guess what?? Mum took me to the park this arvo and when we got back to where we are staying she looked out the window and what did she see?? A Gymea Lily right outside the car. A DORY!!!!!!! she'll take a picture tomorrow. AND its Dory's special flower Friday. That Gymea Lily has been there all this time but Mum's never even noticed it. Did Dory make her look at it. I think so ..... don't you??

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  11. I didn't know Dory but I feel as though I do now. A very sweet and most beautiful tribute Madi and Mom! Love all the flower talk! Brilliant discovery of the Dory Flower. Dory certainly was and always will be a very special pup. So many nice pictures to enjoy!

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  12. A purrfect memory for a special friend, just beautiful in every way!

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  13. A great tribute. Those red flowers look almost like bottle brush flowers. Very pretty.

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  14. What fun that there is a flower with the name Dory. What a lovely tribute to Dory.Love the poem. Have a great day.

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  15. this is a beautiful dedication to Dory. what a lovely flower, almost as pretty as Dory.
    hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs,
    Marie

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  16. I think it should be called the Dory Lily!

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  17. What an excellent tribute to a wonderful life! Love the flower!

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  18. Oh my cat, Madi! A flower named for our sweet Dory?!? How purrfect! We love that Robert Frost poem. He surely is one of our favorite poets!

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  19. this is perfect, I had no idea there is a dory flower, our Dory flower has gone to heaven but she is forever in our hearts

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  20. How wonderful to find a Dory Flower! A beautiful post Madi thank you for joining the hop and remembering Dory in such a beautiful way
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  21. A sweet and loving tribute to woofie Angel Dory. The flowers are very pretty. and the Robert Frost poem is so typical Robert Frost!

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  22. This is a lovely tribute to your friend! I didn't know Dory, but I learned about her in this post. She sounds like a beautiful dog and a true friend.

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  23. What a perfect tribute to our sister, Madi. We can't express how thankful we are for such loving friends like you and your Mama.
    Love and Hugs,
    Jakey, Arty, Bilbo(and Mama and Daddy)

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  24. A beautiful tribute to a special pup. I love how unique her namesake flower is ... truly appropriate that Dory is as well. We love all the pictures of flowers too :)

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  25. Oh Madi and Mom, this was such a lovely post - your flower and poem were just perfect for Angel Dory. We bet she is smiling down on you with much love.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  26. That was such a sweet tribute to that beautiful Angel.

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  27. Oh my heavens, your beautiful tribute together with a long fur-iendship with Dory made it 'rain' here on the 'Ranch.' It reinforces the notion that Dory was some kind of special. I hope all these beautiful pics provide some comfort to Dory's 'pawrents.' Thanks to the hosts for allowing us to pawticipate in honoring a sweet newly appointed angel who will be missed by many.❤︎

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  28. That was so beautiful, Madi!
    Cammie!

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  29. madi....we dinna haz de honor oh knowin dory; thiz izza awesum... bee ewe tee ful post for her ....N we can just bet her lovez it.... az much as her loves ewe ~~ ♥♥♥

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  30. What a beautiful memorial post for Dory!!!

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  31. This is such a lovely memorial post for Dory.

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  32. A beautiful tribute to such a beautiful friend! Those hot sweaty days at BAR keep growing in value and appreciation don't they?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  33. You brought back so many good memories - some which we had forgotten. This is a wonderful memorial! Bless you.

    Abby Lab and her family

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  34. What wonderful memories of Dory. Thank you for sharing them with us. She was a special girl and will be missed. ♥ I love her namesake flower ☺

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  35. What a wonderful tribute to Blogville's special Dory.

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  36. What a wonderful post, Madi! We have been touched at how many posts there are in Dory's honor, but yours is especially moving.

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  37. Oh my gurl, that is so beautifuls!!! And I loves all the Dory memories!!! I miss her tons too, butts I never gots to meet her in the furs like all of you did! I bets her furs was soft and she looked like she smelled lovely too ~ somethings Ma says I never am....hehehe
    Thanks for a wonderful tribute to our pal
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  38. What a beautiful tribute to Dory. <3

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  39. A most excellent tribute to Dory - it never would have occurred to me to see if a flower was named Dory, and it's a beauty! Loved seeing all the memories of your friend Dory too, Madi.

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  40. What a pretty Dory flower. Fanks for participatin in da Flowers for Dory blog hop.

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  41. Oh wow a flower fur Dory dat are as beautiful as her was. Such a wonderful tribute!!

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

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  42. Beautiful post, Madi. We will always think of our wonderful furiend, Dory, when we see pretty flowers.

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