April 6, 2009

xoxThurmanxox


This was our Thurman. He was our first rescue, and we always keep him in our hearts and daily conversation. With the odds stacked against him Thurman was the kind of dog most people pass on. He was a senior, he was obese, he had chronic health problems and had been neglected and abused.


Let him be a reminder to never pass up on a friend because of such things. Adopt the under-dog and you will be deeply rewarded. Thurman was, by far, the best friend you could ever hope for. He was loyal and kind and had the sweetest heart. He was absolutely hilarious in everything he did. He worked so hard with us to get the weight off, and together, we gave him two years of an amazing life. He would have never given up, and loved everyone he met, despite his experiences with abusive humans.


Rescuing Thurman is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. He taught me more than I thought possible, and showed me how deeply I can love. Even when I am an old, wrinkly lady, I will think of our sweet beagle and smile.



I love you, Bubba! Always.

13 comments:

Ashley said...

how incredibly sweet! i had several beagles growing up and they will always hold a special spot in my heart. my childhood beagle, Freckles, was also the most loyal and wonderful best friend a girl could ever ask for!!!

WillieDictionary said...

mad love for T-dog!

i vividly remember the time i was sick on the couch, and Thurman came out of the bathroom with a single pack of Tylenol in his mouth.

anonymously chic said...

both of my dogs are rescues so i share your sentiment. it's amazing how resilient dogs can be after horrible situations. they just need some love! very sweet post.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Oh, sweet Thurman--You're on my birthday calendar this month!

spirou said...

I'm so happy that people like you exist :)

(Thurman was very cute!)

Francine Gardner said...

As a child, I kept bringing lost starving dogs home and we had up to 10 dogs.Fortunately we lived on a farm with lots of land for the dogs to roam around. Last year,my sons and husband adopted 2 mixed (infamous pitbulls) from the Yonkers pound. They are so incredibly loving, kind and enjoy every precious day...

Nest said...

Man, I love you guys. I kinda thought people might think I was "the weird dog girl" when I started bringing Thurman and Gracie into Nest. Thanks to you lovely people with huge hearts, I don't feel as awkward.
People who love animals, are the people I can get down with.
xoxo, Meg

EmilyKate said...

what a lovely doggie and a lovely story. our kitty, Edie, was an adopted stray and is the light of our lives. she has myriad health problems from dermatitis to, I kid you not, an eating disorder, but bears them with grace and has the most beautiful nature that even non-cat people love her. It is strange, but lovely isn't it, that abandoned animals often have the sweetest personalities. I am sure that Thurman must have loved you back 10x :o)

diyod said...

From one beagle lover to another...*hug*. I've got a sweet beagle boy, and I totally understand how special they are.

I love all the pictures you have of Thurman, and of Gracie too!

I've only been a dog owner for about 5 years, but I can't imagine life without them now.

Michaela said...

i love you and i love therman! your big heart is an inspiration as well my dear!

Ali said...

I am crying now. Thank you. I love you lovehead!

G said...

Meg thanks for sharing - you're an amazing dog-mommy! Dogs are truly the best. Thanks for supporting rescues and loving animals so deeply! Pilot loves you too!