They did live a wonderful full life together. They were rescued from a puppy mill in Louisiana when they were around 4 1/2 years old as a mated pair and could not be separated. Ginny had recently had a litter of pups taken from her. They were fostered in Baton Rouge, LA in a very loving home. A few months later adopted together in Maryland but that was not a good fit for Ginny. Another wonderful foster held them in Delaware until we picked them up to take them to Philadelphia, PA. It was only to be a foster situation but we fell in love immediately with this special pair.
Ginny had emotional scars and trust issues and Tristan was very jumpy and underweight. Ginny was a little escape artist with such a funny little personality. She was the boss out of the two. Tristan was always a big sweet tempered puppy.
Over the last couple of years, Tristan developed dementia and seizures, but he hung in there the best he could. It was truly quite sad. When he got really ill, it seems Ginny just knew. She went into kidney failure. They passed away together side by side around two months ago.
~ Joyce Kennedy
|Ginny and Tristan|