Jasper was senior boy who was picked up as a stray He attained the status of Permanent Foster, and he wore it proudly. Permanent Fosters are those Scotties whose medical, sometimes behavioral, issues deem them unadoptable. They become cherished family members as if they had been in their foster homes since puppyhood.
Jazzy battled liver disease, as well as a crippling birth defect that rendered his hind legs stiff and his mobility challenged. In spite of it all, he never complained. In the ten months that he lived with us, Jazzy never barked; he never made a sound. He taught us valuable lessons. When you stumble and fall, get right back up and trudge on. Be thankful for what you have – regular meals, treats, love, soft beds, friends – and don’t dwell on your shortcomings.
When Jazzy let us know that it was time, we helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge. We miss his quiet presence here, but are forever grateful that he let us love him for a little while. There is comfort in knowing that Jazzy is running at the Bridge on healthy legs. Rest in peace, Jazz. The Fredericks of Fosterburg will see you again!
Bo entered our lives in August 2015. He was a stray hanging around a Phillips 66 station and picked up by some kind souls. We were able to locate his owners but to personal circumstances, they were no longer able to care for him. Our gain – – Bo was hard of hearing; didn’t see well and would have a seizure every 2 weeks or so. He always got along with others but the most important thing to him was his food and treats. He wouldn’t hesitate to let us know if we were falling behind schedule. He was uncomfortable being handled or petted but blessed our lives with his sweet presence.
As I held him in my arms in his final moments, he rested his head on my face and softly snored – – his final gift to me as I gave my final gift to him. We love you Bo.
My sweet Duncan, 9-1/2 years old, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, January 19, at home with his brother, Hamish. Duncan was a wonderful example of the breed we all love so well.
He had a zest for life, loved chasing rabbits and the occasional crow, kitty or creature foolish enough to venture into “his” yard. He loved any person he met and had a wonderful disposition, always happy and up for an adventure.