In Memory of
our beloved GSPs
We are so sad to announce the passing of our 2018 alumnus Briar who passed away suddenly last week. Briar was surrendered to an Alabama shelter because of anxiety issues, and he had ring worms and other skin issues when he arrived in rescue. Our longtime volunteers, the Parrish family, fostered (and loved) Briar and found his wonderful ‘forever’ with his dad Jeff. He only had Briar for a little over 4 years, but they packed a lifetime of love and adventure into those few years. Briar enjoyed many dog park visits and especially loved seeing his GSP girlfriend, Strudel.
Jeff said Briar had a fainting spell, so he took Briar to the vet for tests and found out he had an enlarged heart and was scheduled to get an ultrasound this week. Briar’s behavior was ‘off,’ so Jeff drove him to ER, and tragically Briar passed on the way there. He said Briar was his best friend and since he had recently retired, the plan was to buy an RV and he and Briar would travel and grow old together.
Our hearts are breaking for Jeff – we know Briar was his best friend.
“Don’t remember me with sadness, don’t remember me with tears. Remember all the laughter we’ve shared throughout the years. Now I am content that my life it was worthwhile, knowing that along the way I made somebody smile. When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind. So please don’t be unhappy just because I’m out of sight. Remember that I’m with you each morning, noon, and night.” Unknown