All About Rudy...
As of Dec 21, 2009:
seems I never got around to telling Rudy's story. Rudy had heart disease and we knew eventually, it would get worse. So Rudy
went to live up country with a very special foster parent of ours. Catherine of Sheba's Haven runs a very extraordinary rescue.
She helps dogs with terminal illness fulfill their bucket lists! And lucky for us, Catherine has a weakness for beagles. She
always seems to find room for at least one BOB beagle like Rudy.
Rudy came to us from the Quinte Humane Society
just after Christmas last year. He was a stray so he needed a name. Given the time of year, they named him after the most
famous reindeer of all! But the kind staff at Quinte had a bad feeling Rudy wasn't in the best health. They were right. He
was an older boy too and there were the telltale signs of heart trouble. But Rudy had such a charm about him. He also had
a favourite toy. His stuffed rabbit. When we said we could take him, they insisted on packing his bunny. We weren't expecting
his bunny to be 10 times bigger than him!
This morning, I received an email from his earth Angel Catherine. Rudy's
health had deteriorated in the last few weeks. When I saw that message, I knew it wasn't going to be good news. At least not
for us. But for Rudy...he's spending Christmas in heaven. And like I wrote back to Catherine, he knew heaven on earth over
this last year thanks to her. There is no better gift than love.
There's an extra twinkle in the sky now. Safe
journey home, Rudolph.
As of Feb. 1, 2009:
is what we're really all about.
On Saturday, after our incredible post-howliday meetup at Pawsway, we welcomed
into our family a little beagle boy named Rudy. We'll be telling you his tale of woe shortly. For now, we just want to say
thank you for making it possible for us to take Rudy. On Saturday, our BYOB members generously gave to the cause to the tune
of $500. It practically paid for Mortimer's vet bill. And that meant, there was money left in our BOB account to do everything
we can for Rudy. Beagle after beagle, you help us save lives. There are no words good enough to explain what that means to