A video and some words on Teo’s last summer with us: RIP our big, noble, handsome boy xx
Tonight we said goodbye to Teo.
He fought the cancer as he did everything in his life: with style, grace, good humour and dignity. Everyone that met Teo loved him, and those who know Sands and I will know how much we will miss him.
Without him though we wouldn’t have Tigra or Tito, and we wouldn’t have helped so many other Galgos through our ALStrays Project.
We will miss you big guy, and not a day will go by without you being remembered. During his illness I coined the phrase every sTEp On every day, and a while back I had it tattooed on my arm.
Thanks for being such a great dog, friend and guide to Tigra and Tito. You leave them in good hands and well equipped to take on the Nature Reserve and Beach that you loveed so much
Unfortunately a number of people we know have lost their dogs recently so I thought I would pass on some ideas I received recently from I Love Dogs, a site that provides relief to rescue dogs through the sale of some good quality items or jewellery etc.
First suggestion: to write about the good times. It’s only fair to yourself that you keep yourself positive, give yourself time to deal with the loss, and preserve their memory in the way that they deserve. Talk about your dog with others, write down happy memories the two of you shared, and of course, keep the photos out that capture the moments in time the two of you had. Remember, not everyone has a Social Media account, and for those that do there are still a few people who like to keep their thoughts private!
Second suggestion: plant a tree.Many people think to give donations in their dog’s honor or perhaps even get some permanent ink, but planting a tree in their honor is also a nice way to let their legacy live on for years to come. Pick a nice spot in your yard and plant a young tree, and as the years pass, you’ll be able to watch that beautiful tree grow big and strong. Each day that passes you’ll have a living legacy that you can always look to when you want to be reminded of your special friend. With Sophie we took a cutting from the bush we found her in and have that growing on our roof.
Third suggestion: buy one of their Memorial Bracelets, which looks great, is a good quality (we have them) and each purchase will feed 22 shelter dogs.
A year ago today we were walking through the nature reserve having walked the dogs when I heard a small cry. Tracked it down to a bush, found this cute little thing and so the beautiful Sophie entered our lives.
She was the most adorable, sweet little girl, and settled so well. So so cruel that FIP took her from us after only seven (7) months.
She remains loved, missed and thought of daily ….. but no more so than today.
Sophie … we love you xxxx