Ty Frannicola R.I.P.4-20-13

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Home:Smithfield, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Ty-Ty, Ty-rone

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

breakfast, lunch and dinner

haven't found any yet

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Food:
Purina One Senior with Alpo Wholesome Goodness mixed in

Favorite Walk:
the back yard, around the horse pens

Best Tricks:
he doesn't know any yet.

Arrival Story:
We don't know too much about Ty's history, other than he belong(ed) to a soldier who was deployed. Apparently, he left Ty with a friend so he would be cared for while he was overseas. The "friend" brought Ty to the shelter. I was there taking pictures of adoptable labs and the shelter manager (my friend Lisa) told me about this poor, old arthritic Brittany that was abandoned. After speaking with my husband, Ty came home with me the very next day. He was in pretty bad shape, was dragging his left rear leg and using both back legs as a single leg -we started him on Adequan injections and he's now running and playing on all fours! My guys have accepted him, and he'll stay with us until his master returns. If he can't take him back, he'll always have a home with us.

UPDATE!! The rest of the pups (and Arthur) have voted that Ty is now officially Ty Frannicola! Of course, if Sgt. Dave comes home and decides he wants Ty back, Ty goes back. In the meantime, Ty is part of the Frannicola pack.

Forums Motto:
I'm an oldie but a goodie!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 22nd 2011 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
(7/92 - 8/12)
Frannicola -
Our Angel -
Matilda Lee
Frannicola RIP
Frannicola -
RIP Little
Max Frannicola
(1998 -
Beau ("Bo")

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Ty's new life - across the Rainbow Bridge

February 4th 2013 11:10 am
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Our little boy, Ty, crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning at 8:45 a.m. He was with us for almost 3 years, having been pulled from the shelter at 13 years old -- dumped by the gf of a deployed soldier. He was spunky, loving to run and play with the labs and attaching himself to our senior Springer Spaniel, Mocha. The two were almost inseparable - little old men waddling around on 9-acres. Ty developed a tumor near his armpit which grew rapidly, and was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. Given his age and his very bad arthritis in his hips, we all decided to make him as comfortable as possible and to allow him to enjoy his life. Enjoy it he did, until last week when the tumor split and there was nothing we could do for him other than to keep it clean, soft and bandaged. He went downhill very quickly over the past week, and everyone concerned decided the most compassionate thing to do for him was to let him go. He's at peace, running free with Mocha, Max, Megan, Matilda, Ricky and all of our other fur-angels, waiting for us to join them when the time is right. Rest in Peace, Ty. You will be missed.

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