They always love you.
– Alexander McQueen on the joy of having dogs
After my mother passed away November 8, 2008, I inherited my parents’ dog and parrot. My father was already in residential care. I LOVE having the pets. The parrot, ASTERIX, speaks Swedish and belly laughs like my mom. There is great comfort in still hearing her voice.
My father lived for Tobey. I never visited Dad without bringing the dog along. Tobey would be under the table in the cafeteria,
waiting on Dad’s bed if we headed next door to the hospital for an X-ray,
walking alongside the wheelchair when we’d go to the podiatrist, shopping, to the coffee shop or Fat Burger.
My Dad would always ask me, “How can we keep Tobey alive forever? Is there a pill he can take?” He LOVED Tobey. He worried endlessly about losing him.
Dad passed away October 25, 2012, knowing Tobey was still alive and well. Indeed, alive and well forever in Dad’s eyes. THAT IS TRULY WONDERFUL!
Tobey Thorsen b. January 13, 2000
my dog looked just the same as toby but only lasted 11 years she was born august 8 2000
Oh my goodness. Thank you for sharing. Hugs.
Love you Tobey!
Also inspired the art therapy room everyday he was there. <3 we love you tobey! No matter who you are, when you come across a dog like this, it creates a change, not just to you, or the people around you, or how you feel for the moment.. but changes how you look on life. How someone so small can warm a heart so much. <3
Thank you, Shiraya, for this. It means so much to me (and Tobey!) <3