Iggy stepped off of his private jet as though he was Mic Jagger! He was a proud old man, who didn't want the world to see his pain. His smile warmed your heart and his eyes were captured your soul
When Iggy stepped off of the plane- Jamie & I gasped. Instantly tears began rolling down her face and I watched sadness take over. As a woman who has dedicated her life to the well being of the Saint Bernard Dog- this was he most horrific case of animal abuse and neglect she has ever seen. She greeted him with a gentle touch- and like a true SAINT- he trusted her. He looked up at us with a calmness- he knew that there was angels on his side.
Iggy limped in pain. His body was covered in sores, open wounds, flea bites and cysts. His skin was raw and sore. His feet were inflamed and infected. His nails were bleeding. Iggy had edema throughout his arms and muscles. This old man lived a long tough and painful life.
Iggy missed out on the couch and snuggles on cold nights. He didn't know what it was like to romp at the dog park with fellow canine friends. Iggy didn't have the luxury of walks with his best friend- where he could show off his loyalty. Iggy didn't know a fine home cooked meal.BUT, Iggy never stopped loving or giving- and in me- his spirit will live forever.
Sadly, Iggy had to cross the rainbow bridge. His eyes had the fight, but his body had given up. In the short time I knew Iggy- I loved him. There are some things that shake your core and change you forever. Iggy changed me forever.
We will not let Iggy be forgotten! Wewill be setting up and "Iggy Fund". This fund will help raise awareness for the abuse of these gentle giants and to help treat other severely neglected and abused Saint Bernards. Keep looking for more info!!
|Iggys Guardian Angels|
A tribute to our very special Iggy.....Gone but NEVER forgotten!!!
Don't think of him as gone away -
His journey's just begun,
Life holds so many facets -
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort.
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing,
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living,
In the hearts of those he touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost -
And he was loved so much
|May you Finally Rest in Peace Sweet Boy|