Oh, Kjodi ~ Your brother and his family are in my thoughts and prayers, I'm so glad to know that in spite of his allergies, they were able to share Ruben's life with him. What a blessing for everyone involved! I have no doubt that your brother quickly learned that we never really "own" pets. We become the caretakers or guardians of our best friends. Please tell your brother that he is welcome here (of course!), and that we all understand the depth of his sorrow now. I have known a few Standard poodles, and they are a remarkable breed. Then again, all dogs are remarkable, aren't they? ;-) Thank you for posting about Ruben.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery