terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2011

Saying good bye, the world has lost a special dog...

The world is a bit dimmer today - a special light from an incredible dog - has gone out.
Leo, a lovely fawn-colored Pit bull, was an ambassador of his breed.
Leo possessed an amazing temperament which allowed him to visit with ailing cancer patients at hospitals as a certified therapy dog.
But life for Leo was not always this way - prior to his life of spreading joy to others, he was one of the notorious "Michael Vick" dogs.

Thankfully, Leo's past did not define him - nor condemn him to a dark future.
Leo was adopted into the family of Our Pack, Inc - and yesterday, they shared the following post about the beloved dog:

 It is with great sadness I must announce the loss of a wonderful soul. This week Leo passed away from a severe seizure disorder. Leo was my working partner, friend and family loved one and I will never forget how wonderful he was. He was so many things to many people and to many dogs. 
Leo came to Our Pack from the Vick case and I was lucky enough to later adopt him. Even though he didn't have a good start in life he made life for others around him better. Just after arriving to us, Leo quickly turned inhumanity into humanity. He gave love that wasn't even given to him.
He worked with cancer patients as a therapy dog. He showed kids that no matter what you can still show love and compassion toward others regardless of how life has treated you. He showed the world that one should not be judged based on what property he lives on but on who you are and what you do as an individual. Many dogs are alive today and many people have smiled because of Leo and his work. He gave a second chance to other dogs that may never have gotten one because of who he was and what he did.
Please join me in remembering the good that Leo has done and pass it on. We've suffered a great loss but we've also received a wonderful gift in the time we were lucky enough to share with him. Leo accomplished so much in so little time. Thank you Leo, I love you so much and you will never be forgotten....Ever.
For Leo, 2005 - 2011
 Rest in Peace Leo - condolences to all who knew, and loved you.

7 comentários:

  1. We're so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Leo!

    It seems Leo was a wonderful dog and he had brought so much joy and love to people.

    Our prayers and thoughts are on the way to his family too!

    R I P Leo!!!

  2. It's always so sad when a dog passes away. Usually we learn about these events because the dog in question, was someone's loving friend and companion. It's never, ever easy to say "good-bye" and it's only the hope that there is an afterlife, when we'll see each other again, that makes the pain and longing a little more bearable.

  3. É muito triste perder um bichinho ainda mais que esse ajudava tantas pessoas...

    Beijos da Rubi!

  4. I hadn't heard this yet! How terribly sad that he's gone, but what a fantastic legacy he left!

  5. Estas noticias são sempre tão tristes :(

    Aproveito para desejar um Bom e Santo Natal para os Jack, Kaiser e Farrusquinho e claro para os Donos ...

    Dona (da Iris)

  6. Well done Leo a life well lived. Glad you found a new life and friends to give joy, love and inspiration to others about you.