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Riley

maddoxies
July 1st, 2005, 07:55 AM
In Memory of Riley

In a short time, you taught me the true meaning of brave and determined. Never complaining and always trying. Now my precious friend, you can chase the frisbee and not only hold it.

Run Riley run............

xoxo Kathy (your foster mom), Spencer & Breeze

An HS called us to take Riley into rescue. He had thyroid problems and skin problems as well as taking Medicam for mobility isuues. They thought that he would have a better chance of being adopted thru rescue, as we could take the time to thoroughly go through his special needs with prospective adoptors.

Riley was a stray golden, estimated to be about 8 or 9. Two days after coming into rescue, he started to seize. Kathy finally got that under control, we had him xrayed and blood tests done to find out why he could barely walk. Unfortunately, Riley's hindquarters went on him completely and he was in pain.

I highly suspect that Riley was not claimed by his owners due to his medical conditions. Poor baby. At least the last week of his life was a good one. He was a loving, gentle boy. I got to visit him once at his foster home, and I will always remember his "old", gentle face. You could see that he had been through a lot and still greeted life with a wagging tail every morning. I could learn from you Riley, because I certainly "wag my tail" every morning, and in comparison, I have not had to deal with as much as you did
RIP sweet boy :angel:

goldenblaze
July 1st, 2005, 03:17 PM
So sad Thank God for Kathy, Spencer, Breeze and the rest of the people who was there with Riley to help free him of pain.

" I got to visit him once at his foster home, and I will always remember his "old", gentle face. You could see that he had been through a lot and still greeted life with a wagging tail every morning."

Amazing, such sweet gentle soul :angel: Riley enjoy all the other treasures you have joined, play run and be free :king:

Luba
July 1st, 2005, 03:23 PM
Ok time for Luba to bawl again!!!

I am so happy he knew some love before he left our world.

RIP sweet doggie
HUGS

goldenblaze
July 1st, 2005, 03:45 PM
Ok time for Luba to bawl again!!!

I know what you mean this week I've been bawling no stop, maybe I need to stop reading email and sad stuff on line. :sad:

maddoxies
July 4th, 2005, 10:31 PM
I was crying as I was posting. Could not see well enough to realize the typo I made. I meant to say that I certainly DON'T greet the day "wagging my tail" and I have less to complain about than Riley (and the other furbabies). I join you in blessing Kathy for all that she did for this fellow, riding out the cluster seizures with him and all. I went through that with my Kittygirl and I don't think I could have handled it again.

CyberKitten
July 8th, 2005, 03:11 AM
Oh goldengirl, my heart goes out to you!!! You do so much for these furbabies and I know how much you love them. Poor girl!!! It just makes me so sad (and angry at her so called "owners" for not caring for her. They did not deserve her and she deserved so mich more in life - thank God for people like you, Kathy and the others, I too found myself in tears reading abut her. :grouphug: