Conner (Always In Our Hearts)

Red Heeler/Breed Unknown
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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Daddy's Big Boy, Big Brat Dog, Conner Boy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Rainbow BridgeWorlds Coolest Dog and Cat Show
Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

To be close to us and be loved, belly rubs, and big hugs & kissies

To have his toenails clipped and is afraid of thunder.

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls and squeaky teddy bears

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Wherever we are is where he wants to be

Best Tricks:
Giving big wet kisses!

Arrival Story:
Conner was found alone and half starved to death on the side of a road. My husband asked a lady in a neighboring house if he belonged to anyone and she said she'd seen someone push him out of a car a few weeks earlier and speed away and that he had been there every since. We immediately took him to the vet for shots and neutering. It was discovered that he had heartworms as well. We had him treated and in time he made a full recovery. It was apparent that he had been abused in the past but it did not ruin his love and trust in people. It was apparant that Conner lived outdoors on a chain. When he was found, his collar was so tight around his neck, it was surprising that it wasn't embedded. He also had a piece of rope tied to his collar. From day one we allowed him to live indoors even though we thought we would have our work cut out house training him. We need not have worried. From day one, Conner has NEVER messed inside the house. He is the sweetest, most lovable and gentle dog we have ever had the honor of knowing. He thinks he's a lap dog and he doesn't realize that he weighs 80 pounds! :-) He loves his mommy but he's definately a daddy's boy :-) We would love to thank the idiot who threw him away because Conner has brought us more love and happiness than we can measure. It really is true what they say......"one man's trash is another man's treasure." That's what Conner is to us......a TREASURE.

August 19, 1998 - March 29, 2010 It is with great sadness that we had to put our beloved Conner Boy to sleep on March 28, 2010. He was fine the day before. When we woke up on Monday morning, Conner was very lethargic and seemed to be breathing heavy. We called the vet and thankfully got a morning appointment. We immediately took him in. He slowly walked to and stepped on the weighing scale and then once in the examining room he laid on the floor and refused to stand. The vet and a tech rolled him over and placed a blanket under him and began IV fluids. The vet was having a hard time hearing his heart so she asked to keep him most of the day to monitor him and run some blood work and xrays. That afternoon she called and said we could come pick him up. The xrays revealed a slightly enlarged heart as well as some fluid in one lung and around his heart. She gave him a diuretic and heart medication and referred us to a cardiologist. We had an appointment for the following morning. Conner seemed to perk up momentarily when I approached his cage and said, "Conner, Mommy's here." I walked him outside to pee while his daddy paid the bill. After he pee'd he laid on the ground and appeared unable to stand again. I questioned whether it was a good idea to take him home but the vet said he would be better at home where we could monitor him, whereas, if he became distressed in the middle of the night there would be no one to tend to him in the clinic but at home, we could take him to the ER. That made sense and I had decided that I would sleep on the floor with him that night. We carried and placed him in the back of the Xterra and drove home. When we arrived home to unload him his breathing had become so labored that his tongue was hanging out the side of his mouth and he was unresponsive. I jumped in the back with him and we rushed back to the clinic where we made the painful decision to say goodbye to him. Conner was such a gentle soul who loved everyone and was loved by all he came in contact with. He left a gaping hole in our hearts and home. He is tremendously missed.

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A Day In The Life of Conner

Please Stay in Touch....

January 18th 2014 4:32 pm
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Hello friends,

We are sad to say goodbye and have cherished eight years of friendship with you all. We would love if you stayed in touch....


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Love to all!


Belated THANK YOU!

October 8th 2012 11:26 am
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Hello everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s been over two months since I won the angel category in the Adopt 2012 contest. I’ll never forgot the feeling I felt when I found out that I was one of the winners!! It was an amazing and unforgettable feeling!! When I entered the contest, it was not with the intention of winning (my family and I have never won anything). My sole intention was to share my story hoping that any humans who read it will think twice before they turn away from a lone kitty or doggy on the side of the road and think that it possibly already has a home. That’s what daddy thought when he first saw me, but the truth was that I had just been dumped there a day or so earlier and when he saw me almost two weeks later, I was skin and bones. Thankfully, he saved me and I shared nine wonderful years with him and mommy.

I know this THANK YOU message comes kind of late, but things have been so hectic and crazy, I am just now having a free moment to paw out this message. Daddy found and rescued a 4 month old puppy that someone dumped in the woods three months ago. From what I see and hear from the bridge, he is quite the handful!! They named him Gunner and he is similar in color to me but I heard mommy tell daddy that that puppy will NEVER be the dog I was. BOL!.... I think I will take that as a compliment!!

I wish that EVERY doggy who entered the Adopt 2012 contest could have been named as “winner” but I hope you all know that if you found your forever home, you are a WINNER whether you were named as one in this contest or not.

My THANK YOUs are not in any particular order but the heartfelt feelings behind each is very genuine. I’m also sorry that I do not know how to hyperlink names.

My first THANK YOU goes to all of the judges who had the painstaking job of reading (and re-reading) each and every entry and having to choose the winner(s). I can only imagine how hard and emotional it must have been to narrow down the choices.

THANK YOU to Redford, Bailey, Cotton Plush, Dorothy, Rocky, MJF and Anya for the congratulatory messages.

THANK YOU to countless friends for all the congratulatory pmails.

THANK YOU to MJF and Redford for the pawsome personalized pictures commemorating my special recognition.

THANK YOU to Dogster, Murphy, River, Rigby, Trixie Bean, Flecken /The Weiner Dog Gang and Rudy Patudy (in honor of his angel sibling Patch) for the zealie gifts. They were very appreciated and I will make sure to put them to good use.

THANK YOU to Flicka, Louis and Cleo for the Donation to Best Friends Animal Society. THANK YOU to Snoop Dog Beagleys Group, Rocky, Gibbon and Mia for the donations to the charity of my choice (which by the way also went to Best Friends Animal Society).

THANK YOU to Alice for the Petco gift card and to Dogster for the PetSmart gift certificate and poop bag dispenser. I haven’t decided what to use them on yet but I promise they will be put to good use.

THANK YOU to Ama Bahama for the “Opt to Adopt” lanyard….. Mommy wears it around her neck to carry her cat sitting client keys on and it makes her feel close to me when she wears it.

THANK YOU to Dogster, Georgie, Jackson, Bailey and Shiloh for the Forever Stars.

I would also like to take this time to say THANK YOU to other friends who recognized some other special dates in August…..YES!!….AUGUST 2012 was an extremely exciting month for me! Not only did I win the angel category in the Adopt 2012 contest, but the 19th was my birthday PLUS in the same month I was also chosen as Dogsters Dog of the Day AND Dogsters Diary of the Day!! So for those special occasions, I would like to also say THANK YOU to: Redford and Family, Chiquito, Howard, Dorothy and Family, Trudy and Family, Sarge and Family, Sassy Girl and Dallas, Walker and Family, Tony and Family, MJF and Family, Rocky and Autumn, Cosmo, Onyx, Checkers and Family, Nala Sue and Family, Lexi and Family, Sammy Jo and Family, Scarlett and Family, Charlie and Family, Tinkerbelle and Family, Georgie Girl and Family.

Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing in my (and my mommy’s) joy and helping me celebrate some very special occasions.

With love and puppy kisses from the bridge…..

PS…..I hope I haven’t left anyone out, please let me know if I did so I can add your name.



August 31st 2012 2:12 pm
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They say good things come in three's! I know now that must be true. Over the last nine days, I have won the angel category Adopt 2012, Dog of the Day and today.....Diary of the Day. I'm sure my reign of honors is coming to an end with today's latest but it sure has been a pawsitively fun and most memorable month!! Thank you to Dogster and everyone who played a part in choosing me for these special honors and Thank you all for the heartfelt messages, gifties/rosies and p-mails. Not only have I enjoyed reading them, but they have filled mommy's heart with happiness and love also. I am so honored to call each and every one of you 'friend'.


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