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Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16


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It's taken me a long time to write this remembrance for Fenway - I don't know how to put into words a life so well lived. He truly was one in a million.

 

I had just decided to move from my studio apartment in Belltown (downtown Seattle) to a house with a huge yard in West Seattle. I could take dogs with me to work. I thought Grace wanted a friend (she didn't) and I wanted a puppy. So I turned to greytalk and found this:

 

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He was with a group in Indiana who took the whole oops litter. (Thank you Tammi for trusting a single 20-something who you never got to meet with that precious puppy!) I later found out that he was the longest survivor of his litter, all of his brothers passed before he did. He was diagnosed with kidney damage of an unspecified origin years ago, so I knew he'd likely never reach his teenage years. I prayed he'd at least see double digits. He was two weeks shy of that, and outlived my Grace by two weeks.

 

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Many of you watched him grow up on greytalk. He was the easiest puppy. So full of joy, always. I should have named him Peter Pan, he was my forever puppy. He never quite grew up, he always had that puppy zest for life. He was named for the 2004 Rex Sox - the team that reversed the curse. They were a group of beloved idiots. He was well named and would have fit right in with that group of men.

 

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The thing he loved more than anything else in the world was the beach. We moved to San Diego and he got to spend every Sunday at OB Dog Beach - often we'd go more than once a week. But every Sunday in the late afternoon we'd head to the beach and I'd tell him how lucky he was to get to have the "best day ever" so often.

 

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With my brother, one of his favorite people. They were two peas in a pod.

 

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He and Jackson were able to be with us on our wedding day - just for a few minutes. But it was so important to us to have our boys there on our big day. It was right around our wedding in February that his blood work started to show the years of kidney damage taking their toll. He felt good up until Thursday of his last week with us, and then his kidneys simply failed. By Sunday we decided to let him go. He lived a good, full life. It was a life well lived and he is deeply missed.

 

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Rest well, little buddy. You are missed every single day.

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Introducing Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Jackson the Airedale 12/12/05
Forever missing Grace 2/18/03 - 1/19/13 (RT's Grace, 18156/23B) and Fenway 10/10/06 - 9/25/16 (not registered)

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Such a sweet boy and what wonderful memories you have of him. :grouphug

 

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:wub:

 

A beautiful tribute to a Good Boy.

 

Rest well, Fenway.

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What a wonderful tribute for a wonderful life. :beatheart

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A life well lived, well loved. Run with the angels sweet, beautiful boy. May time and the precious memories of loving Fenway and being loved in return, help to heal your broken heart.

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Lovely tribute Lauren. :grouphug I know how much you still miss him. :cry1:grouphug

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I remember reading all his growing up stories. He had a great life. So sorry for your loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Fenway... too soon. He will be missed.

Nice to remember the photo of Fenway and Grace patiently awaiting their treats.

The photo of your brother's expression speaks volumes about their mutual affection.

Sad that all of Fenway's littermates have passed. Hope they've reunited for eternal running and romping.

You and your family are in our thoughts through this difficult time.

 

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So many of us on GT watched your boy grow and become a very sweet pup. I am very sorry you had to say goodbye.

 

Run free Fenway, run free sweetie...:gh_run

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So very sorry you had to say goodbye to your handsome boy.

What wonderful memories you have. Remember them and smile......

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Lauren, your tribute for Fenway is beautiful. He was named for the 2004 Rex Sox - the team that reversed the curse. They were a group of beloved idiots. He was well named and would have fit right in with that group of men. 2004 was a magical time, wasn't it! To have your own Fenway must have been so much fun. Well, every day with him was great but you know what I mean. My heart goes out to you as you miss your boy. :grouphug

 

Godspeed Fenway. There will be a seat with your name on it on the Green Monster at the Bridge.

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