eblast dated April 10, 2023:
Before December 1st, Bobby & Suzie were “the heartbreaking neglect case”
we were about to take on.
But after that day, they became a part of us.
Family, in good times and bad.
We knew Bobby was very sick from the start and time wasn’t on our side, but
you know we made the very best of NOW for him.
No longer was it Bobby and Suzie against the world.
In the blink of an eye, their life became a Hallmark card of celebrating every moment with a family who loved
them with every beat of their heart.
Christmas, New Year’s,
Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and every love-filled
day in between.
All thanks to their foster family AND the doting “Relatives” that are YOU - our supporters.
The relatives who are always there to hold up their Family…in good times and bad.
Bobby didn’t make it to Easter Sunday.
His frail body could no longer fight the cancer.
Surrounded by Family,
he left us on Saturday night.
But I think he stayed just long enough to be sure his sister Suzie would be ok.
Ever since Dec 1st, Bobby has been cheering Suzie on as he watched her bond with BOB Grad Daisy who had a rags
to riches story of her own.
He watched as they
raced about the big back yard that he couldn’t believe belonged to them.
He watched as they snuggled together in the biggest softest doggy beds.
He watched as she enjoyed such tasty meals and such hearty walks about the neighbourhood.
But the thing that
gave him the greatest peace of mind was the love shared between all of them in their happy house far far away from their Before.
To call Mark and Kelly 'Foster Parents' hardly
explains who they are.
They are two hearts that have embraced
and loved and been broken so many times.
But they never lose
sight of the reason they put their hearts through all that hurt and that reason is far more important to them.
Giving FAMILY to
these beagles no matter how long or how short.
every tear that falls.
This morning, I received the most beautiful message from Mark…
of my neighbours once told me that all you can hope for is that your last day isn’t your worst.
Bobby’s last day was very much a good one. He spent the morning napping and watching the squirrels
play in the backyard trees, he spent the afternoon hanging out with his three best friends, and the last thing he ever did
was eat his dinner which was very much his favourite thing in the whole world.
He was a complete joy. Thank you."
This week while the sun is shining and the warmer weather is
arriving, please light a candle for Bobby and his Family - YOUR Family.
We always find our reason to keep going because of YOU.