Friday, August 14, 2009

Rest in Peace, Sweet Tenny

Yesterday fifteen-year-old Tennyson, one of the sweetest tripawds ever, made his final journey over the Rainbow Bridge. Shiva's Mom was with Tenny and his mom Stephanie at the end, and his passing was very peaceful thanks to their comforting presence and the gentle hands of Dr. Bea Moody. Tenny lived a grand life, touching all those he met with his loving nature and zest for living. He truly exemplified all the best of what a dog can be, and he did all of this on three legs! In fact, he was THE up-close-and-personal three-legged inspiration to the Red Dog as she recovered from her own amputation surgery. While Tenny lost his leg in his first year and grew-up as a tripawd, Shiva had to learn to adapt to this new way of being at age nine...Tenny's continuing effervescent style despite his advanced age acted as a shining beacon of hope to her and her parents. We all are grateful and humbled to have know this most sweet boy. He leaves behind (but not really) his little brother Suttree and his mom Stephanie, one of the all-time most wonderful doggie-mommies we ever have had the pleasure of knowing. Here is a small video tribute of him taken less than three weeks ago. He will be missed.

Good-night, sweet Prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.


  1. Oh Lord...just breaks my heart.

  2. Mom's tribute to Tenny - he was handsome, loving, always happy, and a friend to all. As a perfect dog, he always wondered why the other dogs had an extra leg when he got around just fine on three! It is said frequently, and it has never been more true - there will not be another one like Tennyson.

    He is missed on earth by his mom and baby brother. We know that he is chasing chickens wherever he is!!