A day after your Birthday we lost you. I say "we" because so many people knew you and loved you. Your start in this world was a rough one as you were born with a cleft palate. Usually euthanized at birth by breeders, a caring person wanted to give you a chance and tube fed you until you were old enough to have surgery. You survived. Then for whatever reason, that caring person decided to give you to rescue after raising you. As a senior bulldog, you came to FEBR. Everyone knows that a senior dog of any breed has avery slim chance of being adopted. But you did it! You were adopted. Unfortunately you were pretty grouchy with your new bully sibling so once again, you came back to FEBR. You pretty much showed us what you wanted and how we were suppose to take care of you. You wanted the couch. You wanted to sleep. Simple. Ok Tbone...you can stay here at FEBR ..you are kinda cute anyway and Jen is falling for you fast. Years went by...Tbone was grouchy..sometimes to the other dogs, sometimes the cats, sometimes to boxes left on the floor...whatever..23 hours a day you slept on the couch. Just what you wanted. Somedays you had spunk. You would chase me around pretending to bite me, you would flop over at my feet for a belly rub, you would cry and cry until we let you come in to the room where I was so you can sit at my feet and lick me while I tried to work. You made friends with Basset Roo who you gave the job of ear and eye cleaner to. And even shared your couch with Roo and Bandit (another one over the rainbow). Happy and content as long as no one bothered you and you got your way.
We will miss your crys the most. It's quiet here now. I get up in the middle of the night and sometimes come out to see if you need your water or to be let out...But you are not here. I miss you. I get home sometimes and glance over to the couch where normally you would be sleeping, but you are not there, Did I mention I miss you?
My little Misfit, my Superman, my stinkee old man. I was the lucky one who got to keep you til the end. Thank you for the laughs and good times. Thank you for waiting for my that day to come home so I could hold your head one last time. Ps....your one tooth made you very handsome :-) Love you lots, Jen
Another official FEBR misfit :-) Not too long ago you left this world and crossed the bridge. Taken way to early from us and we will never know why. Maybe it was your past. Born with a defect, you spent many days in the hospital having surgeries. After physically healed, your were subjected to only what we could imagine. A stessfull place for sure as it took its toll on you. Luckily you found your way to FEBR and found a safe place to call your own. It took us months to gain your trust and event at the end, I am not sure if we had it all. Were you happy baby boy? No one knew. You seemed happy living side by side with your buddy Tbone on the FEBR couch. You ate, you drank, you got that occasional bum rubbed and even wrestled with Josh now and then. We wished so bad that you could talk and tell us what happened to you. One thing for sure, you were welcomed here and we all loved you. We hope you have found peace and are holding the gate wide open for your bully friends.
December 2009 has been a sad ending to a year. Hunter was diagnosed with a Round Cell Carcinoma, and there was no treatment for him. His life in the end was a spoiled and loving one. He touched many hearts...Amy, Shontell, Gemma, you were all his angels. Now he is yours.
Originally found on Craigslist advertised as being "dumped in someone's yard" and then gave away to the first person that responded, Hootie eventually found his way to rescue. He never made it to an adoptive home as he was diagnosed with Lymphoma before that could happen. Hootie has now found his way over the bridge side by side with Scooch. We hope we made his short stay at FEBR happy and more comfortable one. We are so sorry that we could not have done more for you sweet boy. RIP
Our baby Scooch is gone. For 2 years he sat in rescue waiting his turn for adoption. It never came. He was always overlooked because of his age. Coming in to rescue as a senior is never good. There are not many people willing to adopt older bullies. Scooch was at least 8-9 years old when he came to FEBR 2 years ago. He was blind and survived a horrible virus that wiped out most of a shelter only to become a rescue dog. Adopters that inquired about him would change their minds when they heard how old he was, thinking he would not be around long. Well, they were wrong, he was around for 2 more years. That is 2 long years he could have been theirs. Instead, he was ours (FEBRS). He was loved, fed and content. Even though he went from the "adoptable" page to the "rainbow" page, we will always consider him a successful rescue.
Please consider adopting a senior!
We love you Scooch.
With tears falling, and hearts broke, we sadly announce that our little Bully girl Cheeky "sweet cheeks" has crossed the bridge. This was a total unexpected shock and we are still in disbelief. Cheeky came to us as a stray and we did not have much history on her. The short time she was with us, we learned she was filled with love and could talk to you with her beautiful eyes. Always wanting to be right next to us or in our laps, Cheeky earned her name of "Sweet Cheeks" .
From Jennifer, Founder of FEBR/GEBR:
Tell them you love them.
I miss you Cheeky, I will never forget this horrible day. I know Ollie was waiting for you, tell him we miss him and still think about him everyday.
Ruby was one of our senior girls that won the hearts of a wonderful couple at one of our adoption events. Her age did not matter to them, they wanted her regardless. Ruby was loved by many. Her first foster family that found her, took her in and kept her safe until FEBR was contacted. Her 2nd foster Ronda (Maddie and Malakhi), her adoptive family and all of us her at FEBR.
From her family: Ashley and I wanted to thank
you and her former foster family for watching over her before she came
to us. We enjoyed getting to know her and her antics. After a few days
at my house she could not stand to have me out of her sight and followed
me everywhere. She was such a sweet girl and we will never forget her. Maybe one day we will be open to adopting another one of your dogs. You
could tell that Rubes really appreciated being given a second chance at
having a family and that was very rewarding for us.
FEBR'S Oliver has made his journey over the bridge. A sad end to this beautiful bullies story, Oliver's time had come. He never made it to a forever home but we here at FEBR will always consider Oliver ours. He had a tough time as a senior and found himself being rescued out of a shelter twice. Oliver had many supporters and people that cared about him while in rescue and we know he appreciated the love, the wishes, the emails and the visits from everyone. We want to keep his story and his memories alive and hope it helps another bullie not ever end up like him.
Click here for Oliver's original stories while in rescue.
For those of you who followed Oliver throughout his journey, we want you to keep a part of him close to you. Please feel free to print out Olivers paw print and keep for yourself. Click here for Oliver's paw print.
Oliver...we miss you and think about you everyday. Scooch misses you too. We love you old man Ollie!
Archie passed away in his sleep at the beginning of the year. He had made it to his for ever home after his foster family fell in love with him. He was under treatment for heartworms but we feel lost the battle. (please keep your pets on heart worm preventative) Archie will be missed, but we hope he found all his bullie friends over the bridge.
In November, the Neel's took Taz to the vet to have a growth removed, and were devastated when the results of the pathology came back. Diagnosis: a rapid growing cancer. The Neels decided to let him live out his life until the cancer became to dibilitating and too much for him to bear. Taz got to spend Christmas with his family and then on the second day of this new year, he was in too much pain.
We are sad to announce that our beautiful rescue Delilah, has made her journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
Delilah’s condition was not improving and our worst fears were confirmed when her tests came back positive for colon cancer. It was so far advanced that it was already spreading to other organs. She was suffering and the doctor told us she was in pain. For 16 days she sat in a shelter while we begged to get her released. When we finally got her she was very thin but was happy to be out. She did her happy wiggle everytime she saw us. She was so sweet and innocent, and looked forward to laying in the sun everyday. She touched our hearts and many others. She even had a new for-ever home waiting for her with Nicolette. She also touched a shelter volunteers’ heart named Nancy. Delilah inspired Nancy to start the shelters “cut and sew” program, which will provide blankets for all the animals in the shelter. A sweet soul who will be deeply missed but always remembered.
We love you sweetheart and hope that you are somewhere peaceful, sleeping in the sun.