Sadly, we end the day with the news of a SEGSP alumnus that passed away in 2018. Dean was rescued in Alabama in 2012 and was first fostered by our founder Beth Cochran and then by our longtime volunteer Heather Gill. We’ve lost touch with Dean’s family, but we know he was loved and had many adventures with his forever family. Here’s to a great GSP life that ended loved and happy – every living being’s dream.
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our alumna Dixie Mae. At 9 years old she was surrendered to a TN shelter in 2016 and quickly entered rescue. She was fostered in NC by the Hubble family, who found the perfect forever home for Dixie with her mom Morgan. That sweet face was loved beyond measure for the last years of her life. Dixie had just turned 13 years old and as quickly as she came into Morgan’s life, her illness unexpectedly swept her quickly from this world, but not without leaving many precious memories.
From Morgan: “She was my perfect pup. While she still had all the energy of a typical GSP, she was also my shadow and ready to cuddle wherever I was. She loved (indestructible) toys, ice cubes, all things soft, and verbally ensuring all neighborhood walkers were aware of her yard. I will be forever grateful to SEGSP for adding Dixie to my life and the amazing 5 years we had together.”
We hope and pray that the memory of Dixie’s smile will help her mom heal from this tragic loss.
Our 2011 alumnus Cooper has passed to the Rainbow Bridge and we’re heartbroken for his family. Cooper came to rescue at about a year old and matured into a wonderful buddy for his dad Jim. They went on pre-dawn walks every morning and Cooper learned to fetch (and became ball crazy). We can’t forget to mention his obsession with lizards and the inevitable destruction of things in his way to reach them. Cooper was also very smart. If he wanted his parents’ attention, he would push his ball into the water so they would come fish it out. He was a true gentleman when meeting new humans, an expert at leash walking, loved belly rubs and a very loving boy. To say that Cooper was well loved is quite an understatement – he was family, which included unconditional love. When Cooper’s spleen cancer became too aggressive and he was clearly suffering, that unconditional love kicked in and despite the heartbreak, his parents gave him sweet peace.
From his family: You should know he was a very important part of our lives, lived only to please us, and I am thankful that you let us adopt him.
Run pain-free after those lizards at the Rainbow Bridge sweet Cooper. And our hearts go out to the Hayworth family…