July 16, 2007
Check out this great picture of Blazer, he is a 7 year old male Rottie who has recently come to Southern
Alberta Rottweiler Rescue. He was going to be euthanized in the
shelter he was at because he looked "funny" at small dogs and cats
- perhaps it was the white markings under the edges of his eyes, because we
cannot keep him from snuggling and cuddling the resident cats & Pug
What a great/sad story. Great that he ended up with you at SARR, but
sad because of what could have happened. Is he still looking for his
forever home or does he have one? If you (or his guardian) wanted, you
could send me his story - I’d love to nominate him for our pet of the
month for August.
Blazer is a mature foster dog looking for his retirement home, the
opportunity to potentially find him a home would be such a blessing. Is
the photo I sent you adequate? If so, I'll have the write up to you by
end of week.
July 17, 2007
Here’s Blazer’s write up.
"Blazer is a 7 year old neutered male Rottweiler
that came to the Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue after his owner gave him
to a local shelter when they were moving. Blazer is a gentle giant. He
gets along well with other dogs (loves the resident Pug "Molly")
and doesn't mind cats. Blazer is a joy to have around. He is
delighted to go for car rides, dog walks and play with his toys - stuffies are his favourites.
Blazer is eagerly looking for a retirement home that understands the joys of
being a guardian to a mature dog, he is house trained and obedience trained
and happy to go for a walk with you or cuddle on the couch. For more
information on Blazer, please go to www.albertarottweilers.com."
Thanks for the write up – and the picture is great – I just love
it. I’ve nominated him for pet of the month. If
he makes it you will see him on the front page of the website for August!
Hopefully that helps him get a forever home, and if he is adopted in August,
we can just change/update his story partway through the month. Keep your
July 18, 2007
I wanted to let you know that Blazer suffered a fatal heart attack while on
his evening walk last night and crossed Rainbow Bridge
in the arms of his foster family that deeply cherished him. His foster mom
Michelle has said before that she felt the white markings under his eyes were
symbolic of Blazer's tears from being abandoned by his owner and spending so
long at the shelter. Rescue creates sacred space between our foster
homes and the trust these majestic dogs place in us to find them a loving
forever home. We're glad to have had a short time of knowing Blazer,
better than never to have known him at all....but surely wish things had
turned out differently! It will be hard not to be regularly reminded of
how much joy our gentle giant got from trotting around the house with a
stuffy toy in his mouth or the excitement he had for car rides and the
adventures that may lay ahead.
July 26, 2007
I’m updating our website today and I can’t stop thinking about
Blazer, as we were going to have him as pet of the month. I still want
to put a tribute to him on our Pet of the Month page, would that be OK with
you and SARR? If it makes just one person think twice about disposing of
their pet when he or she becomes inconvenient, then his sad passing will not
have been in vain. I thought I’d include some of the transcripts
of our email conversations to tell his story There is such
an important lesson to be learned from Blazer's story about how bringing a
pet into your family is a lifetime commitment and should never be done on a
whim. I think it needs to be told. Let me know,