Friday, September 29, 2017


 Tyler came to us over 11 years ago.
 He came in with a group of dogs who were in a hoarding situation and we took care of each one of them.
 Max and Tyler were adopted together-- they became great friends.
 For some reason, though, Tyler always had a special place in my heart.   He just did.   He eyes held a sweetness that made me love him.
 His mom and dad lived in Virginia, but then moved to California.  And his mom began to do rescue out there.  She has a huge heart for these special ones and has helped SO many!   Tyler didn't mind sharing. 
 Tyler was a sweet one, with a gentle spirit.  He was quiet and laid back. 
 His eyes, his face-- his heart.
 His mom used to send me the funniest emails from "the boys."   Here's part of one of them that Tyler sent me shortly after he was adopted: 
It's cold!!! I like to go outside in my yard, but it's cold!!! My usual plan is to stay outside as long as I can to run around and bark at the neighbor dogs. But when it's cold, I don't want to be out! ChubbyLady (my mom) says we are going to go to Petco to find a "nonhumiliating" sweater for me. I believe all sweaters to be humiliating. But it's cold!!! Then Chubby mommy gets impatient says "pee, already, would you?" Max is a goody two-shoes and pees right away.
Chubbymommy and I still argue about who is in charge of the furniture. I am in charge!! She says "I pay your bills." Ha. But I like the best spots! And what are these bill things? When she moves me, then I get to sit on her lap sometimes, and it's really warm on her lap. And soft.  Sometimes Skinny Guy picks me up and that is a little scary. He's much taller than everybody else and it's far to the ground.

My new thing is to wait for Chubbylady to sit down on the couch. Then I jump on the couch really fast and run all the way up from her lap right under her nose and try to sit on her. That way, she knows I love her!!! And other stinkies can't have her lap.
Love, Tyler"
Tyler, like so many Pekes, was very intelligent and could write great stories.   
Tyler was getting older.  His heart was not great and for the past 8 years, he was on meds for it.   Today, though, he was laying in the sunshine, and had a heart attack.   He did not recover from this one. 
His mom said, "He left today after having been my little friend for 11 years. Tyler was adorable, but visitors seldom noticed him; the other Pekes were generally pushier, but Tyler was a genuinely good soul who slept by me, followed me everywhere, went on walks until this last year when he couldn't manage it anymore, and was sweet and gentle with all the rescues who came in and out. "
Tyler is back with Max now, where they can run together and play.   You were such a loved boy.   
Run free, sweet one.


Lost Earring said...

I'm saddened by the loss of Tyler and for his family grieving for him. He was by all indications a gentle and kind soul who found a wonderful home and loving family.

Now he's running free and suffering no pain in a place that there is no cold or too hot days. Just right in every way. Enjoy them Tyler and say Hello to my beloved Cupcake, Patches and our Black Lab LadyBug whose life was cut short by Lyme's Disease and a blood clot.

LadyJicky said...

Oh so sad and I just love the last photo of him Linda-- a sweet old boy and those eyes just melt your heart.
His family will miss him so but Tyler had a wonderful life with them !!