Tuesday, November 30, 2010
About a year and a half ago Rudi (age 4.5) and Cody (age 9), canine siblings, came into rescue. Both were black Schnauzers, Rudi being the more confident, bossy of the two...bossy to Cody. We rehomed them separately and they both blossomed into themselves and have been very much loved by their new families.
A wonderful couple, Terry and Frank came from Massachusetts to meet Rudi. They fell for him and he became an integral part of the family. If I remember correctly, Terry had had many dogs in her life but this would be Frank's first one.
Terry sent me a note the other day...Rudi had unexpectedly died. He had a good day of play in the morning and met a new dog friend Cody. Frank happen to videotape the morning fun. They went home, he had his nap and then was called to lunch by Frank. He was panting heavily and an immediate trip to the vet was made. He went from there to a specialty hospital and after stabilizing him, he went into cardiac arrest and couldn't be revived.
The following is part of the note Terry sent to me:
"We are heartbroken that our little angel is gone. During the time we had Rudy, he enriched our lives so much and we still had so many adventures that we wanted to share with him. Thank you again for allowing us to adopt Rudy. He was a truly amazing dog and we will miss him always - that little schnauzer smile will forever be in our hearts."
Bless your little soul Rudi...rest in peace.