Terry Lynn Fisher, the relentless rescuer in Burns Flat, Okla., is superwoman -- but she is not too strong to cry.
Right now, her heart is hurting.
Here is the letter we got from her about her beloved little guy Tryke on Friday.
“In July of 2010, I received a call about a little puppy that was found with half of a leg missing. It was infected and rotten. Maggots were in it and this poor baby was in bad shape...
"Of course I had it rushed to my vet and we have it fixed... or so we thought.
As he grew, the half of leg grew, so it was decided to remove the entire leg. After so many surgeries, we knew this boy was home...
"We were able to love and cherish this sweet tripod for a little over two years.
"Wednesday, I noticed he was acting a little different -- quiet. he didn't eat his treat. I planned to take him to the vet on Friday, for they close at noon on Thursdays. I came home at lunch and he went outside he seemed slower, but not bad.
“I came home that evening and he was listless. He couldn't even walk or stand. My vet was out of town and none close did emergency calls, so we rushed him to Oklahoma City, 100 miles away.
"Sadly, he did not make it there. We checked him about 20 miles from there and he was still alive, but passed after that.
“My heart is broken over this. As we buried him next to Sweetie at 2 a.m., I could not help but think he sure wasn't who I thought would be getting buried at this time. Stubby, Oddball’s brother is almost 14.” [LARRY ASIDE: Oddball is the dog who got Terry Lynn into a sincere and serious rescue state of mind. He was her dog. Accidentally loose in Burns Flat, a police officer saw friendly, happy Oddball wandering, called the dog over and shot him to death. Terry Lynn swore that sort of thing would never happen again in Burns Flat, and it hasn’t. He is the reason Terry Lynn’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You see here, in this photos, Tryke as a grown-up, as a puppy, as a pal of other dogs and as a member of the household who found a comfy place to sleep on the furniture.]
Now, Terry Lynn is in a new kind of mourning. “How did my young, healthy pup die?” she wrote. “Please keep us in your prayers for this is hard on my entire family Tryke was a very special dog... he has taken a piece of our hearts with him : (.”
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