Ruffles

Ruffles and me taken 5 years ago.

Our late poodle Ruffles. We had to send him over the bridge on April 3,2002 at the age of 15.  He got to the point he was blind, deaf, couldn't walk right and couldn't stand up  for long.  We felt we had no choice to do what we had to.  Dad knew the time was coming so he built him a coffin, put some carpet in it and covered him with a blanket as if he was taking a nap.  It was hard looking at him those last days without crying, plus my dad was the one who had to take him to the vet and it was one of the hardest things he ever had to do. We couldn't tell family or friends for a few days as it was hard for him and he was like a member of the family. We were going to wait until that winter to get a new dog  but dad couldn't wait, so in August of 2002 we went and got Fritz. It was the best thing we could have done.   Fritz is right up there with Ruffles when it comes to being a  great pal.   .
Barry Macklin,Bowmanville,Ontario,Canada.


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