I AM SOO-Z
FosterMom JoAnn Elliott writes:
It was a sad day at The Retirement Home & Sanatorium. After an extended illness, Suzy went home to the Rainbow Bridge.
Suzy after skiing accident
Soo-Z (Suzy) & Winston, her longtime companion, were actually willed into CRUSA when their elderly mom died. Always pretty darn feisty, she held her own within our small herd. No matter who came to settle in or to recuperate, Suzy welcomed all. Evelyn, our 75-pound Lab, let her toddle through her long legs. Margaret, a former puppy mill girl - whose current goal is to take over the world - immediately deferred to Suzy and taught her the fine art of Selective Hearing.
Suzy after a warm bath & massage at the Day Spa
The happy couple joined us in 2006. Suzy took to FosterMom Deanna quickly and loved her to bits. Deanna took to Suzy quickly and loved her to bits. The smallest of our Retirees, Suzy's favorite hobbies were toy de-squeaking, Construction Management, Sci-Fi movies, and sitting out on the veranda.
Suzy as Financial Advisor
Suzy and her New Pal
Always the lady, she was excellent with her potty habits until her health started to fail. Suze tolerated this writer, unless a set of toast points was on the way.
Suzy visits Linda & Herb Savage
Linda hugs Winston & Suzy
As soon as Deanna came through the door, Suzy's tail motor went on full speed. They had a daily ritual you'd have had to see to believe: Deanna would squish her & bounce her around on the sofa and scratch her nicely from head to toe. After supper, they watched scary movies together. If it wasn't Sci-Fi, Suzy fell fast asleep on Deanna's lap.
Suzy supervising JoAnn's replacing the dishwasher water pump.
Both pf them are squished in a very small place,
but Suzy insisted on helping with all chores,
including Retirement Home laundry duties.
Suzy at pool construction site
We knew she was feeling poorly when she let me clean up her face and give her a brushing without taking off my arm. She stopped her long "Wroorooo's" to us, and started sleeping more. She had had some surgeries in the past, so maybe that, the heat, and just being plumb worn out took its toll. She was 15.
Suzy & Winston, CRUSA SpokesDogs,
keeping Linda in one place
It was certainly a privilege having Suzy with us,
giving us so much love & so many smooches.
In the Garden
Deanna, Winston & I were at her side as she passed. Doc Wizwald, at Odenton Vet, handled us all very gently, and we thank her for her kindness. Quaker service & interment were Saturday afternoon at The Retirement Home. In lieu of flowers, Suzy had requested donations to her favorite organization, CRUSA, for the benefit of other retirees and all the great folks who make it all possible.
Winston says Good-Bye
Winston needs a smooch
We thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.
Even though I knew Soo-Z had passed to the Rainbow Bridge, your lovely tribute has made me cry this morning. God speed little girl and I thank you both for loving our Cairns so much and taking such care of them. As a board member, I thank you, as I know we all do, but as a Cairn Mom, I send you hugs and licks from my crew.
Well, fair winds and following seas, Soo-Z. She had a great life.
How sad to hear of Soo-Z's passing. I have no doubt she knew she was loved in her foster home. Hugs to Winston and the foster family.
What a wonderful tribute. Soo-Z had quite the retirement in her golden years. We should all be so lucky.
You & Deanna did and continue to do a fantastic job of taking care of our sick & elderly dogs. I know how much time you spend and what great care they all get in your home. You & Deanna & Winston
are in my prayers.
I'm so very sorry to hear about this sweet little one's passing.
LIZ, BEAR & MARLEY:
I saw the heartwarning story of Soo-Z and her special guy Winston when it first hit the CRUSA adoption pages. I cried then, as I do now.
What a special sweetheart she surely was. I hope Winston can handle the grief he must feel at losing his girl Soo-Z. Anybody who says any different doesn't know these pups.
[BEAR & MARLEY can be seen HERE]
SooZ can be with her family now at The Rainbow Bridge and it is so great that she had such wonderful keepers and friends.
Give Winston extra love and friends. What a wonderful story of wonderful people taking care of and loving these wonderful pets and not leaving them at the end of their life. What Angels you are!
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