I knew this day was coming but I wasn’t scared. I heard the diagnosis and I’ve been kept comfortable. There was never a day I didn’t feel loved from the time I was rescued from the shelter. I’ve always done my best to love and protect everyone and I admire my parents for making the difficult decision to not let me suffer. I fell asleep in their laps knowing I was the most loved pet in the world. This isn’t goodbye because I plan on continuing to watch over you from heaven. I love you Daddy and Mommy!
Our hearts are beyond broken this evening at the passing of our sweet Hudson. With the tumor in his lung it became increasingly more difficult for him to breathe and we couldn’t watch him in pain. It was obvious he wasn’t feeling well but it never stopped him from being the sweet guy he was. In all our years doing rescue we have never had such a gentle spirited dog that was as close to perfect you could ask for. I remember the day we discovered him in the shelter and he sat quietly in a kennel patiently waiting for anyone to go see him. I made eye contact with him and the rest was history. Although he was underweight when we brought him home to Muttley Farms he waited until the other seven we pulled that day to eat until he joined in. We could always count on him to look after the others including us. Each rescue is special but everyone that met Hudson new what a gem he was. There is a huge void for all of us now and nobody will ever take his place. I know we need to be thankful for the time we had with him but the sadness we feel at the loss is just too much. We loved him enough to make the difficult decision to not let him suffer and our last ride together included a stop to get a couple of burgers. His passing was peaceful and he knew how much he was loved but he took a huge piece of our hearts with him. Rest well sweet boy and I pray we meet again.
Our sweet girl is no longer with us. She had been losing weight so we had been feeding her special meals. Finally at the age of 17 life just became too challenging. We were Blessed to have her for 2 years after her previous humans dumped her in the shelter because they didn’t want to deal with an old dog. Well we can honestly say that we got the best years of her life. She was so well mannered and always eager to please. There’s a huge whole in all our hearts at Muttley Farms and her presence is going to be missed. With so many of our long time rescues being adopted and the loss of Brandi we are all heavy hearted. Naturally we want the best for each of them but it seems they are all leaving so fast now. We know we are Blessed but the emptiness is still there. If there’s a message in this post it’s that senior dogs have so much to offer. Please don’t pass up a new family member because of age.