Monkey came to CCRT in the fall of 2006 with his brother Jeremiah. They came from a very neglectful home and CCRT was so happy to have rescued them and we were looking forward to giving them a new ‘leash’ on life. Unfortunately, Jeremiah was quite ill and passed away a few months later. Our sweet Monkey was sad to lose his best friend but he took strength from him and thrived in foster care. He was fostered near Ottawa on a large farm and was happy living with his foster family and their pets. He was treated as a member of the family and everyone hoped that he would find his forever home soon.
On a snowy day in November 2007, Monkey woke up and wasn’t feeling well. He was rushed to the vet and it was determined that Monkey had probably had a heart attack. He stayed there for a while and eventually, when it appeared he was feeling better, his foster family took him to care for him and everyone hoped for the best. However, things did not work out as planned and a few hours later, Monkey crossed over to Rainbow Bridge in the loving arms of his foster mom.
Monkey’s last few months on the farm were spent running free in a large fenced yard, rolling in the fresh mown grass and eating tenderloin for supper! He and his brother are now reunited and he is in a place with no pain and no neglect – just lots of love and warmth.
Monkey is sadly missed by his foster mom, his furry foster family and all of the CCRT volunteers who worked so hard for over a year to try and find him a forever home. What we have learned from this is that Monkey was already home – with the rescue dogs of CCRT and the volunteers who loved him.