November 20, 2016

It is with great sadness that I let you know we said “goodbye” to Bibby today. Bibby had been with us for almost nine years which made him about 14 years old if the previous owners records were correct. He had originally been surrendered to the Sacramento Shelter by his owners when they lost their home. We were so lucky to have shared Bibby’s life with him for the last nine years. He was a special and precious boy who is already deeply missed. To know him was to love him.

Bibby had some close calls in terms of health concerns during his time with us, but he fooled us all more than once and bounced back from some serious diagnosis. He was strong and had a great will to live. Unfortunately, this time was not going to be a close call, but the final call. Bibby’s appetite was declining and physically he was slowing down. At the vet, it was determined that there were two very large aggressive masses on his liver that were causing his multiple problems. With very heavy hearts, Rich and I decided to end Bibby’s suffering and let him go to the Rainbow Bridge. We are sad now, not for him, but for us and our loss. He took a piece of our hearts with him.

Bibby was a gentle soul with a big heart that he so generously shared with us-asking very little in return. We’re going to miss those great big ears and his presence here at the rescue. Bibby’s favorite treat was duck jerky, that I bought just for him. This afternoon, in his memory, all the “kids” got a piece of duck jerky. I’m sure Bibby would have wanted it that way.

RIP sweet Bibby.

Anna and Rich