Zoey (fka Ginger) passed over the rainbow bridge on January 31, 2019 from liver cancer. She joined our family in May, 2014, along with her friend, Piper (fka Betsy). They were both surrendered through the courts after living their early lives in deplorable conditions as breeding mommas in a backyard puppy mill. After the farm was raided in subzero temperatures they spent months together in a kennel at the humane society while the case worked its way through the court system. They were released to GRRAND when the owner agreed to surrender them as part of the court settlement.
Zoey’s Golden spirit was not broken by her early life, but she did have to learn about living in a house, how to play, what a ball was, the fun of shredding a stuffed animal, tasting her first treats. Zoey was Piper’s rock, she vicariously provided confidence and courage to Piper. Zoey loved life and her people. She was smart and silly, always with a smile. In the short 4 1/2 years she was with us she barked less than a handful of times but in all other activities she lived out loud, as if to say “here I am!” A Velcro girl she was always touching or near a person, inserting her 83 pounds into the center of everyone’s attention. When we attended the annual GRRAND event at WAGS Park, she was too busy meeting all the people to care about the other dogs or the water.
Hard to select just one photo of our beautiful girl. The first photo is of Zoey and Piper sharing a secret. The second photo is of her (left) and her BFF, Piper. The third photo shows her happy face.
We all miss her dearly.
Denise Boutet, Marietta Ruedebusch & Piper