Friday, September 18, 2009

RIP Dear Traveler

Yesterday morning I lost my cousin, Traveler as he passed over the rainbow bridge. He was my Aunt Michelle's beloved nine-year old golden retriever.

Mommy got a call a bit after 7am saying Aunt Michelle was taking him in to the vet and that he wasn't doing well. Traveler had been having trouble for a year or so now and a battery of tests where inconclusive. In the end, seems he had an abdominal tumor and it ruptured yesterday morning. He was certainly uncomfortable and there were no options for him.

Traveler was the light of her life and quite literally her rock. She got him while she was doing travel nursing, thus his name, and he went everywhere with her. Here is a picture of Aunt Michelle giving Traveler a kiss before he goes to the bridge- actually all these pictures are of Traveler yesterday.

Traveler was the consumate golden retriever. Always friendly and happy, greeting you at the door with a ball, or two or even three in his mouth excited to see you and waiting for you to throw it. He was a gentle, kind soul.

They waited to let him go until Mommy got to the clinic to say goodbye to this dear wonderful boy.

Please say a prayer for him, and for my Aunt Michelle. She has had a difficult life, but I don't think she's ever known grief like this. Our family will certainly miss him.

May God greet him warmly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Just wanted to let you all know that Mom and Dad made it home okay from California. It's taken mom a whole week to get back on schedule, she keeps saying something about getting old...

anyway, she has spoken to Cathy and seems baby boy Cecil is doing really well. He's getting around well and the vet says his eyes look great! She takes him for rides since it is his favorite thing to do and has built a ramp along side her bed so he can easily get up there to sleep with her. Sounds spoiled, right? Yup! That's just what we wanted! heheheh!

Mom and Dad said to thank you all again for all the wonderful support you gave with Cecil. You all are the bestest!!

Now, I wanted to tell you about a dog in Austin that needs a new home. She is a young 9 year old smooth fox terrier. She is a retired champion and is a beautiful girl.

Isn't she a beauty? Here's another...

Jet is healthy, up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative, is on heartworm and flea preventative, and is microchipped. She is a lovely, affectionate girl who wants nothing more than to be close to you and lay in your lap. This little girl really deserves a great home. Jet is housetrained (doggy door) and gets along well with other dogs.

If you or someone you know may be interested in Jet, please email Julie at ...please pass the word! This girl needs a home!

Jet is in Austin, TX but transport can be arranged for the right family!