Remembering Jessie – My First Blog Post

Remembering Jessie – My First Blog Post

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Blog | 10 comments

Greetings Good Harters!  My name is Maggie (first official photo of me below) and I’m excited to announce that I’m the new resident hound here in beautiful downtown Good Hart.  This is also my FIRST official blog post so pardon any typos or grammatical errors.  I’m just learning new and fancy writing techniques so I promise to improve as time goes by.  One day, I’ll be fancy like Jessie (looking extremely fancy above).

Speaking of Jessie, I thought I’d share with you her farewell message below.  Many of you knew Jessie The Hound well.  After all, she was the main lady around here for 8+ years and she’s missed by everyone.  I really hit the jackpot in getting adopted and moving here from Grand Rapids.  I look forward to meeting you all very soon and please stay tuned for more posts every week.  See you soon!

Farewell Jessie, and God Speed
It’s with heavy hearts on this crisp and clear night in downtown Good Hart, that we announce the passing of our beloved Jessie the Hound.  She will be terribly missed by all and was an integral part of our Good Hart family.

We’re grateful for the wonderful life Jessie had with us and for her short transition to eternity.  She showed initial signs of discomfort on Saturday evening and early tests today disclosed illness.  This evening she passed quietly in the warmth of our home and has begun her voyage to Heaven.  Jessie brought so much love to our family and business.  She was truly the best dog we could ever ask for and we owe endless gratitude to Deter and her team at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society for bringing Jessie into our lives as our first rescue.

Thank you so much to all of you who have visited Jessie and been a friend to her through the past decade.  She leaves us with wonderful, loving memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.  She was truly a wonderful dog and a best friend.

Should you wish to make a donation in Jessie’s name, we would very much love for you to consider doing so via LTBHS so that they may continue their mission of helping area pets find forever homes.

And should you wish to send a card or letter, please know that Jim would love to hear your memories as he’s now lost his best furry buddy and companion.  It’s s very sad night here in Good Hart, but we’re happy to have the support of friends like you.  Thank you all for being our customers throughout the years – and of course for being friends of Jessie The Hound.  Thank you, truly.

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
1300 West Conway Road
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

Jessie Sutherland
c/o Jim and Carolyn Sutherland
PO Box 946
Good Hart, Michigan 49737

Maggie 2 BLOG

Maggie The Hound, on the evening of her arrival at Good Hart in March 2015. Welcome Maggie.



  1. Nice tribute to your beloved Jessie. I’m sure I met her too at some point. RIP Jessie.

    • Hello Anita. Thank you so much and we hope to see you very soon.

  2. Love to visit you in the summer when we are on vacation. Michigan is BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to see you this July.

    • Thanks Sue and we look forward to seeing you in July as well!

  3. Can’t wait to meet you Maggie. I did a watercolor picture of Jessie and will take your picture so I can do one of you too. You are very pretty!!

    • Why thank you. I’ll look forward to the photo opp. 🙂

  4. I loved squishing Jessie’s soft, floppy, scrumptious ears every chance I got. So look out Maggie…I am arriving tomorrow til the beginning of August and many more trips after that. So you better prepare your ears for some SERIOUS snuggles. Love you, your sister doggies and your family! 🙂 <3

    • I’ve been told my ears are not as velvety as Jessie’s. Sniff sniff. But I offer other qualities… you’ll have to find out for yourself. See you soon!

  5. Great site, and clever blog. You two humans,Jim and Carolyn, along with Maggie are wonderful ambassadors when it comes to sharing what is great about the real Northern Michigan. Best wishes for another fruitful season

    • Thanks Gene!! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without great friends and customers like you. And great merchandise… like books. See you soon!

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