Friday, March 3, 2017

Rest in Peace, Mouser

Karen Good, the founder of Red Lake Rosie's rescue, lost a dear friend today.

Mouser came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a tiny puppy. He weighed only two pounds and suffered from starvation, mange and severe rickets. He also had a broken tail and mobility issues.

Karen nursed him to health and became very attached to him. She adopted him for her very own. He lived in the house instead of roaming with the pack. 

Karen made sure he was treated like a king and Mouser was there to comfort Karen when she was sad, or ill, or recovering from foot surgery with a pink cast!

Mouser was an educator and traveled with Karen to presentations at Red Lake Elementary school and elsewhere to spread the news about proper care of animals.

Kids loved him and all the visitors to the shelter did, too.

Mouser was eleven years old now and, during a routine teeth cleaning recently, a growing melanoma tumor was discovered on the back of his tongue.

It could not be treated and soon he struggled to eat or drink.

Karen's final gift to him was to allow him to pass gently to the Rainbow Bridge.

His suffering has ended, but Karen will miss him very much. There is an empty place on her couch and in her heart.

Karen endures so much caring for the sick, injured and unwanted animals of Red Lake, but losing one of your own is especially hard.


Ms. Shawnee1962 said...

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is to lose one of these wonderful fur people....My thoughts are with you as you grieve.

Sharon Dee

Anonymous said...

Karen so sorry for your loss. Colleen came home yesterday crying about Mouser. I told her the same as I am telling you. You gave him what no one else did. A loving caring home until it was time for him to cross the Rainbow Bridge. You let him live a good life and also to pass with dignity. Losing a member of the family is the hardest thing we go through in life. Now you can treasure all the beautiful memories you still have of Mouser. Remember he is always with you no matter where you go. Take care, Linda

Steve Dahlgren said...

Sorry to hear about Mouser but what a great story he lived!

Best wishes from June Bug and family in Wisconsin.

Barbara Olson said...

I am so sorry Karen, safe travels Mouser

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry,Karen.

Kathryn Larsen said...

So very sorry for your loss. What a blessing for him to find you, and for you to find him.


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