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Ozzie (aka Triton) 01-004-D

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RE: Ozzie Renzenbrink (aka Triton)

It is with deep sadness that we pass along the news of Ozzie's passing. He will be reunited with his mentor, Bugsy and his other dog friends in dog heaven.

Our lives forever changed when I decided to start a running program and wanted a dog to run with. Hank spotted him in a Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) ad and said this might be the right one. We first spotted him in Pet Smart lying on the floor with his blue jacket on with a small child climbing all over him. Since we had our first grandson already, Hank thought perfect, I thought, yikes and Rottweiler/Sheppard cross..such a BIG DOG!

The joy he brought to our house was endless. His gentleness with the grandkids, the kindness in his big eyes, the unwavering loyalty endeared him to all of our neighbors and friends. His boundless energy for running, racing through the woods and chasing every rabbit and coyote and deer in the neighborhood was legendary. After one particular quick chase down the street after a jackrabbit had a neighbor commenting "He almost got him"!!

He logged more travel miles than most people and always loved going places with us. Long car rides, rides in the back of Hank truck with his ears flopping were all favorite activities. Plane rides to Palm Springs, long treks via car to Vancouver were all happy events in his life. Anywhere we went he was content to go.

His silly fear of being sprayed with water made morning walks interesting as we had to cross the street at the slightest sound of a sprinkler system turning on. His ability to just enjoy his space and the neighborhood made him a regular sight for neighbors in his later years, watching the street from his veranda.

I will never forget all the hours of running and walking I did every day with Ozzie. The gentle nudging of his nose on my elbow while working in the office to tell me it was time to step away from the computer and go for a walk. The weekend family walks that got both Hank and I out together to start the day and his attempts to herd us out of the closet faster so we could start the walk. The complete and total love he had for both of us helped make our family stronger.
His constant presence, the sheer joy he exhibited every time we came home made us know we were loved unconditionally each and every day.

Ozzie, we thank you for giving us such happiness and for your unwavering companionship and love, The house will seem quieter and we will expect to see you at every turn, however, we know you are in a good place. Running with your friends, the pain gone, every day a dog day for a dog that brought love, companionship and loyalty and amazing memories to his family!

We love you and will remember you always!

Thank you to NASAP and staff for the work they do and for saving this wonderful fellow. we had 11 wonderful years with our dear friend. To the foster parents who looked after him and allowed us to have him, thank you for all these memories!

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Koji 00-006-C

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Koji was a petite, tortoise-shell Persian kitty who we first fostered for NASAP back in 2004 before she was adopted. Due to unfortunate circumstances, after having her for 4 years, her adoptive family could not keep her any longer, and we adopted her from them in 2008. Koji was a very affectionate girl with people but got very stressed by other cats so she lived in our spare bedroom for most of the time she was with us. Sadly, she recently developed a cancerous tumour in her mouth that was inoperable and we had her humanely euthanized on April 21st. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Dr. Colleen Pratt and the other vets and staff at Calgary Trail Pet Hospital for their excellent, devoted care that they provided for Koji through the years while she was with us. Dr. Pratt and her staff have provided thorough, compassionate veterinary care for many of the NASAP cats and dogs that we have fostered through the years and they deserve a special mention for all of their hard work with rescue animals.

Les and Faye

Breed : Torti x Persian

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Masi 01-008-DB

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On April 01, 2008 I adopted Masi from NASAP. At the time of adoption, Masi was a 6 year old male Shih Tzu. Masi was the best dog I ever had and unfortunally he passed away on February 11, 2014 at 12 years of age.

Age : 12 Years
Breed : Shih Tzu

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Kiara 13-076-C

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Kiara was part of a litter of 4 that was rescued from outside by a kind gentleman. Her motto was play play play. She loved all toys especially her wand. She had lots of energy and would play with her siblings for hours. She loved getting brushed and picking on her brother Simba. She liked to sleep in her foster mom's bed and purr and purr when she would get rubbed. Unfortunately Kiara passed away for unknown and completely unpredicatable reasons during her routine spay. Our partner vets worked on her diligently to try to bring her back but she could not be revived. We are very sorry that we could not help Kiara find the forever home she deserved. We sincerely thank her foster mom (Rachael) for all the loving care she gave the entire litter while they have been with NASAP.

Age : 6 months
Breed : DMH brown tabby with white

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Bodie 00-099-D

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We are sad to report that we had to have our oldest dog Bodie euthanized last week due to kidney failure. Bodie was the first dog that we fostered for NASAP back in 2001 and we subsequently adopted him as a companion for our other dogs at the time, Hodgkins and Clancy. His age was estimated at 2 to 3 years old when he first came into NASAP's care, so he definitely lived a good, long life. We named him Bodie after James Herriot's last dog, a Cairn Terrier. Although our Bodie did have some Terrier in him, it was obvious that he was a genuine Heinz 57 mutt with a very mixed genealogy - he almost looked like two different dogs, depending on whether you were looking at his front end or back end. He was actually so odd looking that we often thought we should have named him Horton, after the Dr. Seuss character from 'Horton hears a Who'. Bodie had a unique personality and was a true ladies man - he adored his female companions through the years : Maggie, Penny, Bonnie, and Helen, and we would often joke about Bodie's harem. In 2009 he was diagnosed with Cushings Disease but due to great vet care and some homeopathic meds he did very well right up to the last couple of months. One side effect of the Cushings was a vast increase in the amount of urine produced, which resulted in him having to wear a male wrap for the last two years due to his inability to control his bladder. Because of this, he affectionately gained the moniker of 'Diaper Dog' after one of our friends bestowed that title on him. Although we will always miss him, we were relieved and grateful that we were able to give him a painless, peaceful end to a long, happy life.

Breed : Terrier x

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