Category Archives: Rainbow Bridge

Molly Moo

Sweet senior girl, Molly Moo, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 3 after a short battle with cancer.

Molly was rescued from the Richardson Shelter in November 2017 by Martha Denton and Pat Rotundo.  She’d been left there when her previous owner went into hospice care.  Severely underweight and suffering from laryngeal paralysis, Molly Moo underwent surgery to allow her to eat and breathe, but which left her with a raspy half-bark that became her trademark sound.  She also struggled with arthritis in her back legs but nothing affected her happy spirit.  She was always eager for attention and brushing and occasionally even a little dance in the sunshine.

A fast-growing and painful malignant tumor proved too much for her, though, and the decision was made to let her go peacefully.  She crossed the Bridge as she lived life – snoring contentedly, happy to be with her two foster moms, Pat and Martha.

Run free and bark loudly, Molly Moo.  We will miss you.

Daisy Fertitta

We have so many pictures of Daisy that we love, but this one shows how much joy she had in the short life that she had :o)

“Daisy was our super cute, spunky little baby, full of joy!  She was a part of our lives for less than 2 years, but we loved everything that she was. She was full of attitude! Attitude of persistence to get Gracie out of depression after Elwood passed away (which she did!); attitude of joyfulness in experiencing new things ( like chewing on this huge bone!); attitude of skepticism from the hard life she had before she came to us; and attitude of giving all of her love to us to the very end. We miss her so much, but look forward to reuniting with her someday!”

Love you,

Asako

Wrigby Armstrong

Wrigby was the best little buddy and muppet dog a girl could ask for. He loved baby carrots, hunting squirrels, and going on adventures. Wrigby even helped his mom get engaged by carrying the ring during the proposal. On December 13th, 2017, Wrigby crossed the rainbow bridge after a day filled with “bucket list” items including a steak & egg breakfast, ice cream, a visit to his favorite park & a final Christmas with his family in matching pajamas. We miss our little buddy every day and are grateful for the time we had with him.
– Katherine Armstrong Smith

FKA Ellis, Wrigby was fostered by Martha Denton.

Meghan Miller

Megan, I am so grateful for the 16.5 years I had with you. There was never a doubt that you were to be part of my little family. My little Hershey kiss. You and Jasper are together now and will take care of each other. I think of you often and just love you so much.

– Lisa

Stella Boren

Stella Girl is the name this sweet soul was known as around the Boren household.  I started fostering Stella Girl when she was around 12 years old (is what they’re guestimating). Stella Girl was a Chocolate Lab, which are usually the greatest, kindest dogs out there.  Well, I get her home and we realize that Stella had terrible food aggression.  She was rescued from a hoarder so she probably had to fight for every piece of food this sweet girl got.  I decided that it was okay, we’d work on the food aggression and just feed her in a different room from  my other dogs.

Well, within a couple of days, we realized that Stella was mean, which is an odd characteristic for a Chocolate Lab to have.  Later we understood that it was just pure fear on her part, but was so concerning to us because we did have other dogs, and  kids in our home most weekends.

We were told when we got her that she was heart worm positive, so this already afraid baby had to go in for heart worm treatments, which thankfully worked.

I only took her to one MTP event and it traumatized her so that I never took her back.

FAST FORWARD:

We lost Stella Girl earlier this year at approximately 15 years of age.  Obviously all this precious needed was someone to love and take care of her.

She was the kindest, most gentlest soul after she got acclimated to our household.  She’s one of the best dogs we’ve ever had.  I would never have seen that coming after the rocky start we had.

By the end, she would eat out of the same bowl as our little Johnny Cash (only 7 pounds.)  She loved all people and only wanted love in return.

I am so thankful we didn’t give up on this sweet girl.    What a gem she was, and we’re so thankful that we were picked to help her live out her last few years knowing only peace, that no one was going to hurt her, that there was always going to be food for her.

I’m very thankful to RHS for giving us the opportunity with my Stella Girl.  Fly high, Stella Girl.  You are still loved and so very missed.

Diane