6/4/2015In treasured memory of Linus, a 12 year old rescue dog with the softest coat and a heart of gold. Linus's mom first saw him when he was up for adoption after being rescued from a hoarder's house. She almost didn't take him home, but luckily something in her told her to take a chance on him. It was truly the best decision of her life! It took a full month for little Linus to settle into his new home and trust his mom, but once he did, he never left her side! Linus's mom calls him her "dog soulmate" and they really were so similar, in some of the things that they had been through and their personalities too. It felt like it was meant to be that they had found each other! Linus was named for his curly coat, soft as a blanket like the one Linus from Peanuts loved to carry around with him. He was such a loving, empathetic dog. He always sensed whenever his mom was going through a tough time and would lick her face to try to make her feel better! Linus was just the most gentle boy, friendly with all he met, including his canine sister Lucy who recently joined the family. He was also blessed with a grandma who loved him dearly.

When Linus suddenly seemed weak and fell earlier in the spring, his doctor had devastating news: Linus likely had cancer that was affecting his body's ability to make red and white blood cells. Linus's mom knew that it wasn't his time quite yet, so set out to make every day as good as possible, so long as he was still enjoying himself. He did amazingly well for about a month but recently did take a turn for the worse. As absolutely devastating as it was to face losing her best friend and constant companion for the past six years, Linus's mom could not watch him suffer and made the brave decision to let him go. He was able to stretch out so comfortably on a cozy rug at home, and with his mom embracing him, gently pass away. Dear Linus, there are no good words to properly convey what you meant to your mom and how very much she loved you. You were one in a million and will never be forgotten. Rest now, sweet boy, until you meet your mom again.

~Dr. Christie
Ashley WasnickSchaumburg, IllinoisJune 5, 2015
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Ashely, you and Linus are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such an incredible boy, and you two were clearly meant to be together! You did everything right for him, including letting him go so he would not suffer. I am so glad I got to meet you both and am here for you if I can ever help with anything.Christie Comm - June 9, 2015
I'm so sorry about your Linus. I didn't get to meet your handsome little guy, but I know how much your loved him as your furry soul mate! <3 He will always remain in your heart.Nikki Lap of Love - June 8, 2015
You are so dearly missed, Linus. The apartment is so quiet and empty without you. I miss you and love you so much. You will never be replaced. :'(Ashley Wasnick - June 8, 2015

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