Thursday, July 29, 2010

Love Your Furbabies Today

Happy Dogs on Thursday, although it hasn't exactly been a happy week in this neck of the woods.  If you only stop by on Thursdays, please give some love to Tango's family and the dearest little Brinley.  Tango's sudden passing has truly affected me more than I could imagine, so I can only begin to comprehend the pain his Mom & Dad are feeling.  If it weren't for them deciding to add a second dog to their family in early 2004, we wouldn't have Teutul. 

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My favorite picture of Teutul, in the barn TN
Tango's Mom Tanya had first attempted to adopt from the local humane society where we got Lola.  When that didn't work out (rudeness from the woman who runs the humane society, which is also the reason I don't volunteer there), Tanya found four month old Tango on Petfinder.  He and his brother (then called Tigger) were living in a barn in rural TN, thanks to a wonderful man who found the boys running on a dirt road where they had been ditched.  Since the rescue didn't want to leave one brother behind, they asked if she knew someone interested.  She talked us into fostering him and on Superbowl Sunday 2004, the shy boys arrived in New England and discovered snow.  Of course you know that Teutul never left our house.  I had tried to name him Brady (did I mention they arrived on Superbowl Sunday?), but he wound up becoming Teutul (after my second attempt to name him Mikey).

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Baby Teutul, romping on the farm in TN
Tanya went on to foster many pups from the South and gave a forever home to 2 more rescues after Tango.  We went on to foster many before adopting Sophie.  With 8 amazing furbabies between our 2 families, neither one of us ever thought that we'd be saying goodbye to one of our TN boys so soon...

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Teutul (center) & His Pack
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Tango (center) & His Pack

While I had thought we were done with seeing pups over the Rainbow Bridge for awhile (aren't deaths supposed to come in 3's?!?!), we just found out that Sophie's rescuer/original foster-Mom lost her beloved Babycakes yesterday.  Babycakes had been diagnosed with lymphoma just a few weeks ago...

RIP sweet Babycakes
On that note... I just want to say, love your furbabies!  Their time here with us is so unfairly short to begin with and you never know when it might be shorter than we planned.  They love us unconditionally and want nothing more than to please us...

7 comments:

Marjie said...

My oldest son was here last week, for the week between when his community college teaching gig in NC ended, and this week, when he starts working on his 2nd PhD and teaching at a real university. He was very happy to play with Thor all week, and on his 9 hour drive home, called me to implore me to take a picture of Thor every day, because he has been a truly wonderful dog. He must have been channelling you!

knittinwolf said...

The time we have with them is way to short...breaks my heart..

lina said...

I can understand the feeling of losing a beloved pet. I had to put my best friend to sleep a year ago and it still makes me sad.
But despite saying I would not have another dog again a young boy came to live with me this spring. He is not the same but I know to not expect him to be.

Miley said...

Awww such sad news! It is true though, they do love us unconditionally! Just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog about Maggie. I googled Merrick's vitamins but only came up with food, treats etc. will keep looking, thanks for the info!!

Kristy

Channon said...

I made it through your post okay, because I knew what to expect, but misted up at Marjie's comment... I wanna' go home and let Gretchie lick my tears...

Dianne said...

No matter how long we have them, it's never enough. I can't wait to get home from work so I can shower my babes with kisses.

Sue said...

What a sad post. I hate hearing about the fur kids leaving so soon. Their time with us is way too short. I think I'll go give mine a hug and a treat.

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