This might seem like a sad update, but it will make you smile,
Just wanted to give you an update on Pacino who we adopted
from Green Acres in 2009. We renamed him from Patches to Pacino
because let me tell you, he was such a gangster! Tough and
crazy, and we loved every inch of his personality!
Today was his last morning with us. He lost his
battle with leukemia, but he was a survivor! He made it 8
months from diagnosis (double the average!) and all 8 months were
great until the very end. He enjoyed his last day so much,
all his family and friends came to say goodbye to him, he loved the
attention, and he loved the special cheeseburger and fish sandwich
from McDonald's...he couldn't decide which was better!
Pacino found the best forever home with me. He was
one of the craziest boxers you'll ever see, but as a runner, he was
given an outlet for his endless amounts of energy. His normal
running week was 20 miles, and he'd come home from a 5 mile run
with his sister Sadie and then play in the back with her for a
couple more hours! He got trail runs, runs on the mountain,
bike paths, and frequent stay overs with grandma at her lake house
- he was so spoiled, but never took it for granted. His
frequent kisses of thankfulness showed us how much he loved all we
did for him.
From day one out of rescue he knew how good he had it and
seemed to appreciate every bit of food, every hug, every comfy
pillow, every pet and every single run.
He also had the fastest waggly tail you'll ever see.
If he heard the word treat, run, grandma, good boy, you name
it, that tail would go so fast it was a blur.
No one could have loved his craziness as much as I did, he
was meant to be my sweet boy. My only regret is that I wish
we would have had more time with him. I truly want to thank
you from the bottom of my heart for having us meet, he was one of
the best gifts we will ever have in life. Every minute with
him was a gift. Below is a video I wanted to share to
remember the good times and the craziness and awesomeness he shared
with us. Pacino will be in our hearts forever. I will
miss my sweet boy so much, we love you Pacino!