July 24, 2022
On Thursday, while the fur was flying at
my house with the strategic placement of puppy pee pads, paper towels, and bells on my boots for the 3 month old blind beagle
puppy that has turned my world upside down…and while heartlifting pics were streaming in and filling us with delight
of BOB beagles on summer vacation --- BOB Grad Ruby Tuesday Dream Feather boating the lake at her cottage, ears floating
in the breeze and Molly (formerly known as Lollie) celebrating her 11th Anniversary with her mom and without a single
trace of fear on her happy face, and a recovering forever foster Velvet dreamily breathing in the salty ocean air
on her East Coast trip (all to be shared with you soon on our FB page)…
all this liveliness was taking place, the life of a very special beagle with the most adorable oversized pudgy paws was coming
to an end.
How can it be, while life is bustling all around us, that a life once as vibrant
as those others can end?
It feels as though all the world should stop and take notice.
assured, we have at BOB.
As we know you will too, in support of her incredible family - Lori, Bernard and
beagle sister Lucy - who were Portia's beautiful world for the last 3 years from foster to forever.
believe with all our hearts that's when our chunky little senior beagle (formerly Connie) truly began her life. The moment
she slammed into this beagle repair shop like a wrecking ball with a tail back in August of 2019 after being abandoned and
finding her way to the good folks at Toronto Animal Services.
She never looked
A proud repeat candidate of our BADDEST BEAGLE IN THE UNIVERSE Contest…oh,
the shenanigans she got into!
Mom kept a long list of her crimes and misdemeanours --- a shameless table dancer,
relentless counter cruiser, avid closet crusader, and (heaven forbid) consumer of a box of chocolates one Christmas when she
landed in hospital! Thank the stars above she lived to commit many more crimes (never again involving chocolate, of course).
And all those serious health problems she couldn't quite shake despite countless trips
to the vet? Portia had no time for self pity. She was too busy Living the Dream, baby! Thanks to a family who adored every
inch of her, no matter how many cleanups there were along the way. They kinda liked following her paths of destruction. Never
a dull moment with their Portia.
Tonight, when all the world is still and quiet, let's light
a candle for Portia who lit it up with her sparkling presence for a precious while before venturing forth to wreak havoc and
sparkle on the next one just beyond our sight.
We won't forget you, Portia. No
way we ever could.