Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"Butters has been such a huge part of our lives, it's difficult to describe! We are often known only as "Butters's parents"!! Butters was an intrepid traveler and he made road trips with us down to DC to visit Melanie Samet and twice to North Carolina to visit my rescue friend Betsy (his home state was NC -- where he was rescued from a horrible back yard breeder who kept him in a crate for years), he went with us on vacation each year down to Cape May, up north to New England and on more day trips that we can count! He loved to sit in the back seat and snuggle in -- he was the best car Peke ever! He was friendly, cheerful and full of life -- and he made friends where ever he went. He always carried forth the message of being a rescued breeder dog. His early life was hard and he had the physical traces to prove it -- his incisor teeth were filed down, as mill breeders do, he had a corneal injury from those early days and his paw pads were scarred by standing on chicken wire, often in his own urine and feces. Butters was the "dad" of pups who were sold and his life was hard.
Butters, Willy and Bucky were the Three Amigos. Butters loved playing with his brothers and he missed Bucky when he passed in the fall of 2013. Willy Wonton and Butters were great pals and often played together like young pups. Butters' favorite sibling however, was his little sister SuzyQ -- they loved to snuggle on the couch and snore together! Butters was a great "putter-upper" -- he had a multitude of room-mates who came through our home as fosters. Butters was always showing them the ropes and pointing them towards their beds... "Another one mom??"
Butters was an amazing gift in our lives. The six years he spent with our family will always be remembered as a wonderful and exciting time, filled with his love and abundance of personality. We are heartbroken without him but will always cherish his memory.
Thank you and PVPC for giving us the privilege of having Butters in our lives!
Anna, Tom and Helle"