January 23, 2010
I adopted 13 year-old Tigger on April 26, 2009 from Melanie Bruski’s kind and loving care when she brought him to the Best Friends adoption event in Westchester Park in LA County. When first with us he was timid and reticent, and unsure of his role in his new surroundings. Over a period of days, this beautiful creature adapted to our love and the warmth of my and his Golden Retriever sister Daisy’s home and our friends. He then blossomed to King of the Land and became a fierce protector of family and home with a hearty bark when anyone came to the door. Mealtime was one of his favorite activities and he would jump up off the floor in excited expectation. He loved daily walks, rides in the car, special outings to restaurants, and hikes in new places. He welcomed our grooming sessions and asked for more. One troubling development was that he would not eat for 2-3 days at a time every month or so, but then his appetite would return and he was as eager as ever to dine and enjoy his food. The vet thinks he may have had an abdominal tumor which at the end may have ruptured and caused internal bleeding and shock. Please see below for an announcement I sent to all of Tigger’s friends today, January 23, 2010, almost 9 months after I adopted him. He was a blessing in our lives, an angel who walked among us and shared his deep soul with me on a daily basis. His devotion to me was evident in his eyes when he looked at me – they shone with love, trust and gratitude.