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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Good night Sweet Koby

Dear Friends,

We just received the sad news that Koby's job here on earth is done and he is now at the Rainbow Bridge. He was a victim of bone cancer.

I just spoke with Angela and he had a peaceful passing that was preceded by a half pound of premium roast beef which he enjoyed very much. They wanted him to have steak, but feared his old worn teeth could not handle it. He was surrounded by all sorts of folks who knew and loved him.

For those of you that don't know who Koby is, he was abandoned outside of a trailer down in South Carolina. There were two other dogs with him, both GSDs, and one of them happened to be very pregnant with 12 pups who were born very soon after they came into the rescue. So even though Koby was an old Collie, mixed with perhaps some Golden Retriever, who also happened to have heartworms and a very matted coat, we could not leave him behind. Debbie T. had the good heart and good sense to take him along with the German Shepherds. He was fostered and cared for by Liz.

He ended up being adopted by the manager of Sunrise Assisted Living in Reston and he became the resident therapy dog. Everyone there LOVED Koby. Angela told me that they had several folks decide to live there BECAUSE of Koby. She also said that even folks who did not like dogs, or were afraid of dogs, all loved Koby. He had such a gentle spirit and I am so happy that he knew how kind folks could be before he left this world. Angela told me how thankful that she and the residents were that we took in Koby and brought them together.

Also, if you have, or come across, a very special dog, one who loves people, will tolerate resident cats, does not jump up on people and is very calm by nature, please let me know - they will be looking for another dog at Sunrise and want to go through us again. Angela gave high praise to VGSR - she said from the start to the finish that we were professional, yet compassionate and caring. That is just about the highest praise we can receive.

So, please think of sweet Koby and hug your own dogs a little longer and harder than usual.



Yours in GSDs and rescue,


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Sadness. Though what a blessing he turned out to be for so many.


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RIP Koby and if you see Beno make him play with you. What a sweet face!!
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How sad. RIP Koby.


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RIP little angel, you will be missed.


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I remember Koby so well...just one of those who stuck with me.
You did your job well, sweetie. I can't imagine the joy and happiness that you must have brought to so many people. Run free and healthy Koby...

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I remember Koby's story. It was a wonderful story and a wonderful life he led with all of his people for the time he was with them.

God calls another angel home to play in the fields.

RIP dear Koby.


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I remember you well Koby - there's no way I could forget your story, or your sweet gentle face. You brought so much joy and happiness to the people you met along the way. God speed dear boy......

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Rest peacefully Koby. You will be missed.
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