February 18, 2004 – April 19, 2013


Katie wrote: “I have the heaviest heart of my life. We had to help both Tobasco and Jefferson cross the Rainbow Bridge this morning. At ages 13 and 14 they were on the decline so badly it was just time. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make and I can only thank my darling husband and my dear friend and veterinarian, James, for, making it even a little bit tolerable. Not a dry eye in the room as we celebrated the lives of 2 great dogs who had 2 great lives. Thank you Rita for rescuing my trouble dog, Tobasco, so many years ago and for giving him the 2nd chance at life that was the 9 years we got with him. Thank you Amy for rescuing Jefferson and setting me up with him. We only expected a few months with him because of his condition and ended up loving him almost 2 years. Thank you Kelly and James for always being there to medicate, diagnose and laugh with me over what Basco has done over the years. Thank you friends for all the Facebook laughs we have shared about Tobasco. He needs a movie made about him. I didn’t know I could cry this much. Hoping time will make this a little easier. :(”