Celebrating Blossom with a Rainbowsicle Cocktail

“Dogs’ lives are too short.  Their only fault, really”.  ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Rainbowsicle Cocktail

My mom recently lost her English bulldog (my sissy, Blossom) of almost 14 years to… well, old age.  It freaking sucks.


Those of us that are dog lovers realize that there is always that one special dog.  You know what I’m talking about.  Not that any other dog you’ve owned (or own) is any less special.  There’s always that one canine soul that we connect to somehow, some way… that cannot be explained.

Blossom and Mama

If you don’t get the gist of what I’m talking about at this point you’re probably not a dog person.

I forgive you.  But you’re missing out.  For real.



I’ll tell you why.  Because dogs are so much smarter than us in so many ways.  Blossom was pretty much the only “sibling” I’ve ever had growing up, and I’m gonna give you a little narrative of what she taught me over the years:

Blossom & PeeWee

 Play hard.

 Because life is short and time is precious.  Screw the bullshit and be your own person… all the time.  To hell with what everyone else thinks of you.  Love yourself for who you are.

Blossom & Amy

Love with passion.

Never be afraid to show your true feelings about someone.  Go ahead, let it all hang out.  If that special someone loves you enough in return, they won’t judge.  It’s all good.


Take time to relax.

You are worthy of having “me-time”.  Sit back, chill out and just reflect.

Blossom Stylin'

Realize your beauty.

Nothing needs to be said for this one.


Be prepared for rainy days.

Life isn’t perfect.  Accept it and be prepared for those imperfect moments… and deal with that shit in style.  You got this.

Rainbowsicle Cocktail

Celebrate life.

I couldn’t think of any more appropriate cocktail to celebrate Blossom’s transition to the Rainbow Bridge than something awesome prepared with Pinnacle Vodka’s Rainbow Sherbet Vodka.  Cheers to 14 years of unconditional love, Blossom.  You will be missed.

Disclosure:  Product was provided to me for review—all opinions shared are my own.

Here’s how you make it:

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Rainbowsicle Cocktail
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  • 1 part Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • Optional garnish: pineapple & maraschino cherries
  1. Pour first 3 ingredients in a glass over ice. Stir to combine.
Adapted from NY Barfly


  1. susan racca says

    I have always known Amy as an amazing woman, wise beyond her years, with a deep love and respect for her Mom…the kind we all want as mothers. And she’s never been ashamed to voice her love and admiration. After reading Blossom’s piece here…all i can say is that Amy Rocks & her mom is a very lucky woman….
    We all do have that one doggy bond.

  2. Leon Morrison says

    Great photos… Touching tribute to your Blossom… I raise my glass to toast both of you.

  3. Debbie Roach says

    I have a special friend/pet too :) His name is Kodiak and he is a black pom! He is 14 years old. Thanks for sharing Blossom with us! My other special friend/pet is Pepper and she is a load of fun :) She is blonde pom and she is 12 1/2. She is always smiling and waiting for me whenever I leave the house. I can always count on her to be there waiting at the front door whenever I come home!!

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