Friday, May 18, 2012

A New Star in the Heavens Tonite - plus a reminder

Back in October of 2010, I first brought you the story of Wilf and his
family – Wilf, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and his mom and dad –
“the font” and Angus who live in France.  Wilf’s younger brother Digby
had succumbed just a few months earlier that same year to
tick born piroplasmosis
and in October of 2010 Wilf had just been diagnosed with cancer that eventually led to his blindness.  The family was told that he MIGHT have a week but probably just a few short days – yes, over a year and a half ago.  That discrepancy is a big fault with doctors sometimes, both human andpets – they don’t always take into account the will to live and in Wilf’s case, the strong bond of love and trust between a dog and his owners. 

Tonight there will be a new star in the heavens – I learned this
morning that sweet Wilf, a cuddly looking polar bear type, had finally
come to the end of his struggle – and what a magnificent fight it had
been too.  There are those few pet owners who upon learning their dog
has a dreaded terminal illness, feel they can no longer stand having
their four-legged family member around but thank goodness, Angus and
the font were not this type of owner – no, they stood by Wilf day and
night, doing whatever it took to guarantee Wilf the life he so loved.
And Wilf returned that favor as long as his body would allow.
Please stop by Wilf's blog and leave some of that Blogville support and prayers. 

The Beaglebratz asked me to leave you with this reminder - they have entered Sarge's Name Game and it ends TONITE - MIDNITE!  Please see our PREVIOUS POST for a list of their nicknames then choose your fav and leave a comment saying what that fav is.  Thank you.

~Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta~


Mary Lou said...

My heart goes out to Wilf and his family.... It is so painful to, not only watch a beloved dog age and slowly slip away, but, also grieve their passing....

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Thank you fur tellin us about Wilf and givin us the link. I went an left my words.

I am REALLY Late... butt NEXT I am gonna go leave you my Votes fur your NickNames...

Unknown said...

Thank you, Kim and the Bratz; Wilf shared his wisdom and love of life to the very end.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Run free sweet Wilf
Benny & Lily

SissySees said...

Wilf was such a source of inspiration for us when Sissy lost her left eye to glaucoma last year. It won't be the same without him for us, so I can only imagine the hole he's left in his household.

Piappies World said...

Wilf's post were always very inspiring and beautiful. We will definitely miss him and we are just thankful that we were about to join him in his journey.

Thanks for voting for our nicknames! Off to check out your nicknames, dear pals! Yay!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

HH and The Boys said...

Sending purrrs to Wilf and his Family. We know it is a very hard time.

Sending comfort.

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Scooter said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about sweet Wilf. This is so sad and I send loving vibes to all who are missing Wilf.

Hey Doodle Boy and Wiggle Butt! All of your votes were tallied and these are your (only) names for one week. Good luck in the drawing.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Host

Posie said...

Oh guys, I is reelly sorry to heer abowt dis, i is sendin much lovve n nuggles to yooz awll!!! I did nutt know Wilf butt eet is still veri sad too heer abowt!!!

N i jusht cayme ovir to say datt yoo shud be interesterd too see ma laytist poshtie, eets troo!

Love n likkers,

Pdorg xox

Batman said...

There is a vacuum in our daily lives when normally in the mornings we would visit Wilf's blog..RIP dearest one..

Bats & Robin