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MOTCH Life of Riley JH WC

Added January, 16 2018

Born around December 1, 2003 – December 8, 2017

With his beloved family by his side we said our final goodbyes to Riley last night at the age of 14 years

I met Riley at a Rosie’s adoption clinic. He was the gangliest and skinniest looking black lab I had ever laid eyes on. What he did have was a personality that I immediately fell in love with. The relationship that we forged over the last fourteen years was truly special. Without a stellar pedigree (actually an unknown pedigree) behind him he none the less did well in the obedience ring; earning a MOTCH in a short time and meriting the position of top lab in obedience in Canada in 2009 and 2010. In addition we had been privileged to compete with truly top dogs several times at the HIT of HITS in Ottawa and Quebec.

Riley began his hunting career at the age of three. He was fairly good at retrieving on land but the sport also requires retrieving in water and at 3 he did know how swim. In order to compete in hunt competitions, I was forced to don chest waders and enter mucky ponds and literally coax him into swimming.

He not only eventually learned to swim but was able to achieve a couple of hunt titles. A highlight of his ‘career’ was when we were chosen to appear in the Caesar Milan’s live show in November 2010. We went on stage at the Bell Center in front of 8,000 people. Caesar stood at the side of the stage as Riley and I, with Gail calling a pattern, demonstrated to that crowd what obedience was all about – retrieving, heeling, jumping, doing signals – the crowd went wild. Riley just did what he was supposed to do; oblivious to the tele-prompters on the stage, the noise, the lights, the people, the cheering…… he just went out there and did his job!

Riley was a loveable dog and if he counted you among his friends (and he had many) he let you know it by vocalizing his happiness; whining, barking, smiling and making odd noises. If you were ever a passenger in a vehicle that he was in, you would have also been treated to the same racket! I will miss my faithful friend and companion and it is always so hard to say goodbye but 14 years have allowed me to gather so many happy memories.

Beulah passed away

Added October, 12 2017

Beulah passed away yesterday, Oct. 9th. She was not doing well so we had to let her go. We were with her until the end. We are feeling so sad and heartbroken. She was with us for such a short time, so unfair. But, she was happy with us and will always be in our thoughts.

I have attached a couple of pictures of her so you can choose one for your Pets Remembered.

Thank you for all you do for the innocent and helpless.

TROOPER

Added September, 17 2017

Last night I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 13 years, Trooper. I held him as he took his last breath. I adopted him from you - I picked him up on July 1 2004 from his foster home in Dollard. He was the most wonderful animal anyone could have hoped for - he was smart, kind and very funny and animated. I will miss him terribly. I wonder if I could donate some his food and biscuits that I have left. If so, just tell where to bring them. Thank you so much for bringing Trooper into my life..

Frison

Added July, 3 2017

Dear friends :

My brave little Frison left us last night for a better world, without suffering. The only vet who ever cared for him over the past 13 years – Dr. Gilmour – came to my house, and Frison died peacefully in my arms, against my heart, surrounded by Charlot and Miss Kiki, who both understood yesterday that something was happening. I could tell from their eyes that they were sad. And they still are.

If violence, abuse and neglect marked the first 3 years of Frison’s life, the last 13 were marked with love, calmness and serenity. He was for me a faithful companion but the time had come to let him go. He was cremated today. I am very sad, needless to say, but I am relieved that my little man is now free from pain and suffering.

To all of you who met him, petted him, walked him or cared for him in any way shape or form, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Suzie Chers amis,

Mon brave petit Frison nous a quittés hier soir pour un monde meilleur, à l’abri des souffrances. Le seul vétérinaire qui l’ait toujours soigné depuis 13 ans – le Dr Gilmour – est venu à la maison, et mon petit Frison est mort paisiblement dans mes bras, collé contre mon cœur et entouré de Charlot et de Miss Kiki, qui ont très bien compris hier qu’il se passait quelque chose. Leurs regards tristes en disent long.

Si les 3 premières années de la vie de Frison ont été marquées par la violence, la maltraitance et l’abandon, les 13 dernières se seront déroulées sous le signe de l’amour, du calme et de la sérénité. Il a été pour moi un fidèle compagnon, mais le moment était venu de le laisser partir. Il a été incinéré aujourd’hui. Je suis très triste, il va sans dire, mais aussi soulagée de savoir mon petit homme délivré de ses douleurs et souffrances.

À tous ceux d’entre vous qui l’ont rencontré, chouchouté, promené ou soigné d’une façon quelconque, je vous remercie du fond du cœur.

Suzie

R.I.P. Sweet Rusty (A.K.A. Sam)...

Added May, 21 2017

It is with much sorrow that on December 26,2016 , having just turned 13 years old , we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Rusty. In August 2006 , we were so delighted to have been able to bring Rusty into our household , where he joined his sister Peaches and brother Toby. Coming from a puppy mill and having endured a very sad 2 1/2 years in the beginning of his life until Rosie's Animal Adoption rescued him., he was in poor health , but Rosie's gave us the chance to help give him a new life & bring out his true sweet nature for over 10 1/4 years. He had learned to really enjoy life as a free & fun-loving Golden should & showed it with his gentle soul for all people or circle of furry friends that he came to know. Rusty had several serious health issues over the years , but always got through them like the strong-willed trooper he was, never losing his sweet demeanour & happy go-lucky temperament.

Until we see you again at the Rainbow Bridge , you are always in our hearts. Simon & Edie Frankel.

Chopin

Added April, 25 2017

Ce matin, Chopin s'est envolé. Il venait d'avoir 13 ans. Nous avons traversé 5 années de vie commune et pleine de péripétiesé Partager son quotidien avec un bonheur sur pattes anxieus n'est pas banal et m'a appris bien des choses. La maison est déjà trop calme. Bisou mon peit Chopin.

Charlot

Added January, 31 2017

I wanted to let you know that Charlot, my beloved sweet chocolate lab, passed away yesterday Jan. 23 at the age of 11 years and 2 months! He was diagnosed recently with diabetes ketoacidosis and became very ill quickly. I adopted him just over 3 years ago and he was an absolutely wonderful dog! He will be greatly missed by his family, his canine brother Farley, who is another Rosie dog and his feline companions who he loved to chase around the house! He will always be in our hearts and dearly missed!

RIP TROOPER

Added January, 10 2017

Last night I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 13 years, Trooper. I held him as he took his last breath. I adopted him from you - I picked him up on July 1 2004 from his foster home in Dollard. He was the most wonderful animal anyone could have hoped for - he was smart, kind and very funny and animated. I will miss him terribly. Thank you so much for bringing Trooper into my life..

RIP Jack

Added December, 20 2016

RIP Jack- thank you to your fabulous adopter for giving you 13 years of love. Run free over 🌈bridge.

About 13 yrs ago, I adopted a beautiful soul that you called Turner and I came to know as Jack. He was my best friend and an incredible source of joy, happiness and comfort. Yesterday , I had to say goodbye to him, I am incredible pain but he is in a better place. I look forward to seeing him again one day. Thank you for bringing him into my life so many years ago.

Karma

Added December, 16 2016

Karma passed away December 13th 2016 , of a ruptured cancerous liver tumor.

She was adopted by Denis, Sheila, and Sara-Jane , who absolutely adored this little one and who gave her the kind of home that allowed her to know nothing but joy love and peace.

She was an amazing little dog, who asked for nothing more than to be loved , and every day she gave back love and gratitude to her family.

Rest in peace little Puppy Karma.

Rosie’s Survivors Fund

Max

Max was flown to Montreal to save his life and relieve his pain as he was very painful after being hit. Max was hit by a snowmobile in the North. There are no vets in the far North to treat a dog so the owners do what they can for the dogs. On arrival at our vets, they found that he had fractured bones in his foot. He was not neutered yet either. So Max was neutered and a cast was put on his leg which will remain from 4 to 6 weeks. Donations again have helped save Max as in the North he would not have received any medical care.

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