As Ginny says, “I guess we couldn’t keep Bonnie and Clyde apart for too long.”
Bonnie (that’s her on the right), suffered from kidney failure and was put to sleep in June at the age of 14.
“About two weeks ago,” Ginny says, “We noticed a place on Clyde's side...An examination found it was a carcinoma tumor. He had heart problems and a myriad of other problems; breathing was becoming labored. Today [Wednesday] we made the heart wrenching decision to put him to sleep. It is a relief knowing he's not suffering anymore. He was such a faithful and loving dog, and he will be missed a great deal.”
Bonnie and Clyde had arrived in the home via a rescue group and, after the usual period of adjustment, “Bonnie and Clyde were always by our sides,” Ginny says.
Ginny’s sister, our pal and reliable tipster Debbie Bryan, says that “Art is amazing with the ‘troubled babies’ that they bring in. Clyde would not let anyone touch him when they adopt him. He was Art’s buddy....” And, she says, “Clyde was my ‘snack’ buddy -- he knew his Aunt Debbie always arrived with treats in her pocket! He will be missed.”
He leaves a legacy of laughter.
Ginny recalls, “Clyde was an extremely fast runner when he was younger, and escaped shortly after we had adopted him. We noticed a rabbit running for his life around the corner in the alley way, and Clyde was right at his fluffy white tail, running as fast as he could! After several neighbors and hours, he was rescued and safe by our side.
‘My husband has always felt that our pets deserve someone by their side when that last moment of life is reached. He was faithful to his dogs, as they were faithful to us. Clyde certainly was a faithful friend to the end.
“We took him in the car through the countryside, letting him sniff the fresh grass after the recent rain. I knew he was enjoying himself, as his nose flared out and his eyes closed as he was enjoying the moment. Soon, he would experience no pain.”
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