Striker:Gone Too Soon


Labrador Retriever
Picture of Striker:Gone Too Soon, a male Labrador Retriever

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Home:Aquebogue, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Strikey, "Stinkey Twinkey", Strike, Twizzle

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
May 12th 2006

Likes:
Striker loved to fetch. Indoors he played grab and run constantly.

Pet-Peeves:
He hated going into "time out" in his crate. Didn't like being confined at all.

Favorite Toy:
Strike loved his 2 nubby "sports" balls for chasing in the backyard.

Favorite Food:
He was on Iams "Smart Puppy" and no table scraps...until we started puppy kindergarten. THEN he discovered chicken, hot dogs and steak!

Favorite Walk:
We had just started taking him to Laurel Lake. He LOVED the beach...ocean or L.I. Sound.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Beware of Toxic Toys

Striker is no longer with us. He died when he licked our home paper shredder. We have launched an awareness campaign. Many of you have probably heard our story already. If not, you can look on Dogster's pet blogs (health)for info. . You may request a copy of our flier at Strikerluv@yahoo.com. THANKS to all of you who care enough to spread the word.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 10th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
476737


Meet my family
Bodie

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My Legacy


Always in my heart

December 7th 2008 4:04 am
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it's hard to believe that two years have passed since we lost you. My commitment to increased awareness of shredder dangers stays strong...it is your legacy. NOT A DAY GOES BY THA i DON'T MISS YOU.

love
mom

 

An Anniversary

December 1st 2007 1:03 pm
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Tomorrow marks a year since Striker died. It has been an incredible roller coaster of emotions for me. The one feeling that overrides the sorrow however, is GRATITUDE.
Through his tragic death, I have become an advocate for pet safety.
Because of my advocacy I have been contacted by the most wonderful, caring people who have expressed true sorrow and empathy.
Because those people carry Striker's story in their hearts his legacy continues.

I truly wish, with all my being that I didn't have to write this but reality is what it is.
And so I say thank you to you ALL for your support and ask that you CONTINUE TO TELL HIS STORY so that no one else needs to write this kind of letter.

Sincerely,

Ellen

 

A new beginning

June 24th 2007 3:36 am
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I just wanted to let everyone who has become a part of our lives to know that Striker's new "brother" RUMBLINE'S BODIE ISLAND LIGHT...BODIE came home last evening. He is a beautiful boy (Strike picked a good one for us from the "Bridge") full of typical puppy energy and joy. I never imagined a year ago as I watched him frolic in the same way, that we would be in this position. I wish with all my heart that we weren't. Bodie will never replace Striker but will help our broken hearts to heal.

Please remember to keep Striker's story alive so that we continue to spread the word about paper shredder dangers.


Pictures will be coming! Time to drink my coffee while Bodie naps!

Thanks to all of you for kind words and support.

Sincerely,
ellen-Striker' s mom

 
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