December 19, 2008


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.


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]


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


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.