December 19, 2008

Hercules

Tom the street vendor got his dog Reba back after the dog-napping episode. But Reba was older and had serious medical issues. The vets at the Humane Society did all they could to help her but a few months later she passed.

After his grieving period, Tom appeared one day with this little guy.

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Meet Hercules, the defender of the corner of LaSalle and Madison and the master of Tom. Hercules was out yesterday snugly wrapped in layers for lunchtime entertainment with Tom. . [Photos were taken weeks ago]

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Tom was so lost when Reba was ‘taken’ that the media and office workers in the area helped him find his gal. They were reunited for only a few months but at least Tom was able to say goodbye. And with her passing, Hercules found someone to pamper and spoil him – the circle is complete.

“For it is in giving that we receive” Prayer of St. Francis

2 comments:

Craig Gernhardt said...

With the shitty day I had, this put a smile to my face, Toni. Tom looks happy with his new companion. Money can't buy this.

Jenn said...

I am so glad you posted this Toni, it just makes me want to cry.

I spoke with him not long after Reba passed and we had a great conversation about the great canine loves of our lives. I'm just so happy he has another buddy.