やっぱりピカード艦長は一番

2年ほど前に預かりに挑戦したピカード艦長こと俳優のパトリック・スチュワートさんですが、そのあとも預かりを続けていたそうです。

何かのプロモーションとか、番組の企画でとかじゃないのが素敵。

犬好きを証明する写真がこちら:預かりをしてた犬と同じ団体からアダプトした犬ときいて記念写真。

レスキューされたばっかりのLenny君も、ピカード艦長の側だと安心。

こんな安心感を与えらえるって、世間のマネージャーの人たちにも見習ってもらいたいわ~。

でも、残念なことに、Lenny君、スチュワート家に2日いただけでその後病気で虹の橋へ渡ってしまったそうです。最後は奥さんがLenny君を愛された犬として見送ったそうです。

RIP, Lenny君。

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It breaks my heart to have to share this news—we eased our sweet boy Lenny over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. There’s a reason folks use this euphemism…I didn’t “put him down”. I lifted him up out of his pain, I let him go, and I’ll hold his sweet spirit in my heart. The angels at @wagsandwalks had only *just rescued Lenny from a high kill shelter about 8 days ago, and after having Lenny in our home for only 48hrs, Monday morning came and what everyone thought was just kennel cough was clearly something more serious. I rushed him to an excellent vet, who wasn’t certain he needed to be hospitalized, but as Lenny hadn’t eaten or drunk water that morning, I insisted on him being admitted and given IV fluids. Come Tuesday, pneumonia was diagnosed. Yesterday, his condition worsened, and he was transferred to what is essentially a doggie intensive care unit. I won’t detail all we did for him medically, but know that we threw every resource and compassionate intervention his way. The oxygen he was receiving wasn’t meeting his needs, but additional concerns arose as well. There were signs of bowel obstruction, a heart murmur, and his blood pressure was haywire. In short, he was undergoing multi-system failure. If Lenny had lived the life he deserved, he may have been strong enough to endure pneumonia. But at ten years old, after a life of neglect, his body didn’t have the resources to fight. Covered in thick callouses, and repeat fly strikes on his mutilated ears, it was clear Lenny had lived outside, probably on concrete…which would explain why he was so clearly delighted by anything soft. He was particularly partial to naps in Patrick’s favorite chair, and I’ll always remember him trotting happily towards it after his breakfast. At about 4:30pm yesterday, Lenny’s doctor called me to let me know he believed it was time to let our sweet pup go. Thanks to LA traffic, I arrived at the hospital at about 5:10. I got down on the floor of Lenny’s space, and met his sweet old cataracts gaze. I kissed his big gorgeous mocha noggin, scratched softly behind his ears, and stroked his velvet snoot. I told him over and over how loved he was, and I held his paw. (continued)

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  1. ピカード艦長が犬の預かりさんを続けられていたんですね。
    親近感がわきました。

    私は、大阪の小さな家で預かりをしていたのに、今はアニマルセラピー活動の方に力が入って、預かりは休止。

    もうちょっと、落ち着いたら考えてみようかな?

    1. 一度だけ企画っていうのではなく、ずっと続けているっていうのが好感持てました。

      私も預かりに興味ありますが、すでに二匹いるとちょっと難しいです。それに悪い癖教えちゃいそうだし・・・。

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