You never realize just how many “holidays” there are in a year until you’ve lost something that really made them matter and Rhubarb was the central theme of them all. He truly was that magic golden thread weaving all three of our lives together flawlessly. You didn’t need to search for a theme he was the theme. He was my daily cup of life and my daily cup of love. I wish there were words for such feelings but there isn't…nor will there ever be.
Since his untimely passing in late September, I have related a lot to how the Salmon must feel trying to swim up-stream. Yet I am also very grateful to have been somehow guided into the many ways in which I could honor his amazing spirit… The Remember Rhubarb Fund was created with one goal in mind; helping other Special Needs pets in whatever way necessary so they too could experience a life of love like he did.
I’m really pleased to announce that his fund is actually working! To start 2016 off, here are two success stories that are currently in the making simply because of this fund:
The first is a sweet, Yellow Lab pup, by the name of “Duncan”. Thanks to Rhus’ fund, Duncan just received his very own customized dining table to aide him while he eats: to watch him workin’ it , view the new video by Best Friends here.
Then, there’s sweet-as-sugar, “Sugar Daddy”, a young precious pooch and distemper survivor that left him with a few deficits. He needed a half cart to help him walk and thanks to Rhu’s fund they were able to purchase one! Being of Border Collie decent, and judging by the picture above, I’ll bet it’s going to be hard to keep up with him really soon!
I am so deeply grateful to all who have donated to this ongoing fund and feel each and every one of you should know that the money is not being wasted but is going directly for the care and rehabilitation to those dogs with special needs. It’s simply amazing what love and caring can bring about isn’t it? And this is what Rhubarb’s fund is about.
One year ago, I created Rhubarb’s Valentine video and it quickly became my favorite of all time… A beautiful reminder of just what made him so perfectly special, so perfectly loved: “till the end of time, you will always be, My Valentine.