Gravy (now Teddy)

Gravy (now Teddy)

Our hearts hurt for our friends and furever parents Nancy and Scott, as they recently had to say goodbye to one of their dearest loves: Teddy.
Nancy shared: We said goodbye to our beloved senior saint Teddy a week ago 2/19/21. Rescued from neglect and abandonment, we are grateful to everyone who was part of his rescue and care… thanks to everyone.
We had him 14 months and they were the best time of our lives. We made great memories in the time we had together and will cherish them forever. Loved by many, he touched everyone’s heart that knew him, in a special way. ♥️
While he was nearly blind, deaf and arthritic, these issues never slowed him down or dampened his spirit. He was tenacious and determined, inspiring and humorous, despite all that ailed him. He loved to explore, have a great meal and then do a big belly flop into one of his many beds for a quick nap, only to get up and repeat the sequence over again.
He was truly a blessing! How fortunate we were to have his love. Teddy made us better people and he taught us about what really mattered. Most importantly, he taught us the joy to be had in life
despite handicaps.
While we all mourn his loss, we have peace knowing his little broken body has been restored and he is no longer suffering. He now has seen the light of God, heard His voice, tasted the pure water of Heaven’s streams, smelled sweet green meadows and walked on sunshine…

 

From the foster/furever momma: I bring tidings of great joy… Gravy has been adopted! Yes, another foster fail and just in time for Christmas! What a beautiful gift. This gentle senior soul touched our hearts very deeply. We knew when we brought him home, he would never leave. He was home to stay. He needed us as much as we needed him!

Nearly blind, deaf and arthritic, he needed all we had. We saw great progress in the short time he was with us. He started learning the lay out of the house and where his water bowl and bed were located. He was learning what a home was and what it felt like to be loved.

We found ourselves carrying him around most of the time because of his impairments, much like a teddy bear and so it seemed very fitting that he should be called Teddy… strong like President Teddy Roosevelt, but soft and sweet like a teddy bear. Teddy it was! Volunteer Stacy made him a beautiful teddy bear bandanna in celebration of his new life!

Welcome home, Teddy. Merry Christmas and have a blessed New Year!

This is Gravy. He was surrendered to a local shelter by his owner. We’re told that Gravy is 12 years old and he had lived with the same owner since he was 8 weeks old.

Now, we don’t know all the details about the former owner or how he or she cared for Gravy…. so let’s not dwell on that. Let’s focus on Gravy’s future.

We’re grateful that our shelter friends contacted us about this Senior Saint and asked for our help. Our volunteer, Dog Uber, picked him up today and transported him as quickly as possible to our vet’s office for care.

Unfortunately, Gravy smelled downright rotten, so his first bath was a godsend. We know his folds are infected, his nose is crusted over, his back is bleeding, his mouth is a mess and his nails were so long, he had trouble walking… Dr. Larsen will soon give us a full report on everything else he may be facing.

But no matter what… we will face it together.

Gravy, today is the first day of your new life. From here on out, you will always get the care you need and the love you deserve. You are now part of our family, forever and always. Welcome to the good life, buddy.