Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Brick - WE MISS AND LOVE YOU!!
Dogster stats for Brick - WE MISS AND LOVE YOU!!
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January 1st 2002
Brick loved to lean into his handlers for side rubs. He was also big on rawhides, greenies and...well...any other treats :)
Other dogs and trees that came out of no where to surprise him (being blind and all).
Any rubber toy that squeaked.
Not picky - anywhere outside was good!
Just looking cute.
Brick came to the shelter my wife and I volunteer at in Chicago (Furry Friends Foundation) from the east coast. A kind hearted person found him in a pile of trash where he was apparently scavenging for food. A short time later, he was transferred to us so we could find him a forever home. Though a little frightened and defensive at first, Brick quickly warmed up when he realized he was finally in a place that would love and take care of him. He quickly became a shelter favorite among volunteers and visitors alike!!!
Brick was one of the sweetest dogs I have ever known. Given what he went through early in his life, the fact that he still loved people as much is he did is a testament to what a great spirit he had. He may have lost his vision, but he still saw us with his heart. He touched many lives in the few short months he was with us. I will miss seeing his big, goofy smile and the way he moved back and forth on all fours when he knew it was time for his special treat after his walks. My heart is broken and my only solace is that he's in a better place where he can now see the beauty around him.
Brick was taken from us on 8/15/05 by a driver who ran him over as well as the volunteer who was taking him out for his morning walk. The volunteer was slightly injured (a miracle given the direct impact), but is doing fine physically (thank God). Ignoring her own injuries, she quickly gained control of Brick and took him out of the alley and harms way. Unfortunately, Brick’s injures were too great and he passed away in her arms a short time later. We do take some comfort in the fact that Brick left us surrounded by her love.
The story has been all over the news in Chicago as well as the NBC affiliate in NYC. The whole incident was caught on tape by our surveillance cameras. To view the video, you can visit at www.furryfriendsfoundation.com (it certainly will make you gasp). The act seems so deliberate that words cannot do it justice. There is also memorial fund that has been set up in Brick's name. If you happen to know anyone at a media outlet who might be interested in helping us share this sad story, please direct them to the website. Goodbye Brick - we love you!!
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