Ted
3/28/2001 - 2/22/2014One of your many fans said, "you're one in a million" and we couldn't agree more. With the exception of you eating poo from the kitty litter box when you were a puppy, everything about you has been a joy. A total lover who would wake us up with kisses of hunger, a daring athlete who would jump onto - or off of anything, and also a bit of a cranky pants who didn't want to be bothered when on a walk, you will always be unique among pugs and thoroughly missed. While you could have been nicer to your little brother Thurston, we know he wasn't your choice and you did cuddle up to him quite well. Your love of fruits and vegetables is stuff of legend and the video of you two eating green beans will always bring us joy. You made our lives fuller, and brought a smile to (nearly) everyone who met you. Letting go was so incredibly hard - especially when outwardly you seemed fine. You never willingly missed a meal, never lost track of where we were, and enjoyed a fine walk to make sure everything was in order. The tumors came so fast and so hard that it still doesn't seem real. We are all so happy that you were still the frisky, pushy and demanding boy you've always been right up to the end. Holding on longer would have been purely selfish, and put you at risk of such unpleasant complications. We could never had too much time together and you'll never know how much you'll be missed. May there alway be a banana whenever you want some. We wish you a gentle rest little man.Stephen BarnesChicago, IllinoisFebruary 23, 2014
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Stephen, I love hearing even more about Ted's life in your beautiful memorial to him. And the photo album...he really knew how to shine in front of the camera! I am grateful I met Ted, even if it was brief. My heartfelt condolences to you, Nathan, and Thurston.Stacy Chirillo, DVM - February 25, 2014

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