Feb 27, 2023

Shortie was one of a kind! He was always so happy. He never met a stranger and always wore a smile on his face. We often said they broke the mold when they made him.
We rescued Shortie from a high kill shelter in S.C. He was due to be euthanized the day after we got him. And from day 1 it was love at first sight. It was as though he was waiting for us to find him. His worst attribute was that he pulled on the leash (husky!) And he wouldn’t come when he was called (husky!) But when he was off leash he always stayed within sight…he would sniff and sniff and then look up to make sure he could see you and then sniff and sniff some more. Eventually he would fear you were leaving him and he would come running up to you as though he hadn’t seen you in months! He never chewed up a toy and if he accidentally pulled the stuffing out of it he would cuddle it like to say he was sorry. As I sewed it up he would sit at my feet and watch my every move and then be so happy when I would give it back to him! However, His favorite toy was a soft puppy squeaker toy. He loved making it sing! And if you squeaked it…he would sing and sing to it. We had to buy them in bulk because the squeaker would pop out and then he would be a sad pitiful pup!
Shortie was the rock in this family. The one you could always depend on to make you smile. He never slept in a bed correctly. He would lay his body on it and his head would hang off the side or he would lay on the floor and lay his head on the bed as a pillow. You rarely saw him sleep on the bed completely…there was always part of him touching the floor! He loved early morning walks and late night “walk abouts” in the backyard. Even during his last week he would ask to go outside late at night to check the yard. I never thought I would miss being woke up at 2:00am to let him go check the back yard!
Shortie really was 1 of a kind. And we miss him every day. Being able to let him pass gracefully at home where he was comfortable and surrounded by his family was the most important thing to us. The service you provide may be exhausting for you. I can’t even begin to imagine the toll it takes on you mentally. But I wanted you to know how much we appreciate you and thank you for your kind and gentle heart. I wish there was more I could say or do to express our gratitude to you. Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough.
With all of our heart…thank you!
Melinda and Jason Stewart
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