This is Breeze (lighter guy on the right) with his pal Stormy.
Renée adopted Breeze in December 1999 from the county shelter in New Jersey. However, before Renée
applied, Breeze was adopted by another family after being in the shelter ten days. Later,
they returned Breeze to the shelter because he had a grade four heart murmur.
That is when the shelter called Renée. They left her
a message stating that Breeze needs to be picked up immediately or he would be put down
due to the severity of his heart murmur. Well, happily, Breeze came to live with Renée
and Golden Stormy the following afternoon. He is managing fine, despite a cardiologist's
later diagnosis of SAS.
Breeze, who is now about nine months young, is
housebroken and knows some basics. He is having a good time attending dog school at
Brandylane Dog Training, practicing with Renée everyday. Breeze is also a special part of
the family. Now Stormy's brother, they have bonded very quickly. Renée is so proud of her
'two sons' as her parents are of their 'two grandsons.'
26, 2005 Update from Renée
Breeze & Gusto moved down to Florida last week with me
(finally). We are trying to get our "new" home set up. In
the meantime, we are staying at my parents' home. My parents
are here along with one of my sisters, her husband and their
two sweet little girls -- ages 9 & 11.
Breeze adopted me and his Bridge brother when Breeze was a
crazy and wild 8 month boy. Lucky for me, Breeze turned out
to be a GReat boy! Unfortunately, Breeze had severe SAS.
However, Breeze lived everyday to the fullest and was always
by my side. I am SO proud of my Breezey boy.
Breeze's doctor thought that I'd be lucky if Breeze lived to
the age of two Well, today in sunny South Florida, Breeze
and Gusto went for a long walk with me. Then, they played
with their cousins and grandparents. Later on, Breeze and
Gusto went swimming in the pool (heated) and ran around.
Next thing I knew, Breeze leaned against one of the chairs
outside and collapsed. He had a heat attack. My dad called
the vet who came over immediately (less than 5 minutes). My
mom and I hugged Breeze; Gusto kissed Breeze, as did my dad.
Breeze lived a wonderful life, accomplished much and taught
all of us a great deal. Everyday with Breeze was a blessing.
Breeze will be missed by ALL of us; yet, I know Breeze is
watching over us. Now, Gusto has to be a big boy.
Rachael wrote the following. She is 9 and so very sad, too.
shines like every day but today is not the same. This
day we light a candle for Breeze the best dog in the sky
above us. He was vary thoughtful. He was always next to
you (Aunt Rene'e) and Gusto. Rest in peace (Yesterday
Gusto just jumped in the pool, and Breeze was scared so
he jumped in after him without his life vest on he loves
his brother and thought something happened to him.)
Breeze is loved very much and will be huvering above us
and giving good love to all of us who loved him vary
much. He had SAS; he survived for 6+ years. Now he is
happy he had a lot of wonderful times . That's why today
people light a candle for Breeze so people get out a
candle and light it for Breeze GOOD LUCK BREEZE -- YOUR