Five years ago today, we had Zuko at the vet and we knew he was winding down. I was inside paying the bill, and when I exited, Michael was cradling Zuko in his arms waiting for me. Zuko had fallen asleep, so peaceful, totally trusting Michael. Our boy was 18 years old and had full-on … Read more
Reflections of Our Boy Zuko… Zuko was a rambunctious little puppy when we adopted him from the Los Angeles Animal Shelter in 1998. He chose us just as much as we chose him. It was love at first sight. From that moment on our spirits were intertwined and the three of us were one happy … Read more
Memories of Christmas 2009… Zuko realizes the magic of Macy’s.
(Above, a photo of Zuko and I taken August 1, 2016, less than two months before he passed away.) REMEMBERING ZUKO today on what would’ve been his 19th birthday. Last year a person close to me thought that when Zuko passed it would’ve been a “relief,” being that me and my husband would no longer … Read more
June 22, 1998 – September 25, 2016 This year on September 25th Michael and I lost our best friend, Our Boy Zuko. It came as a devastating blow to us, even though we saw signs in his final days that he might be winding down and took him to a local vet. Although at most … Read more
The West Los Angeles “Bundy” Animal Shelter pictured here in early 2013 is obviously lifeless now, the animals long ago having been moved to a new larger and upgraded facility on November 5, 2007, located at 11361 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90064. Prior to the renovation of the building by the city in 2013, … Read more
Most families of disabled and elderly dogs will at some point be faced with the question of their “quality of life,” “Is it time?” and “How do I know it’s time?” It’s a very difficult choice to make, and the hardest choice of all is final. I posted a letter below “from Zuko” to his … Read more