we lost manny today…

Posted: November 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

he kept falling down when we lifted him up to his feet, he just couldn’t support himself at all…not even for a second today. i have known manny from before i even started katies place…..it has got to be 10 or 12 years now. he was with another rescue and then went into foster care. we took over his foster contract about 4 years ago to cover his medical care. and then when he just became too heavy and crippled for his senior foster mom to manage, manny came here.

here is a GREAT dog who has been in rescue care for a dozen or so years…he was a bit of a goof, a bit of an oaf, a one hundred and twenty pound happy go lucky big baby moron who all of us loved so well.

our closest guess to manny’s true age is at least 17 years old. i don’t know what his life was like in the beginning but i do know what it has been like for most of it…manny probably really never has had a REAL or normal home of his own.

rest in peace manny, you will be greatly missed around here by many..plainsman was your real, dignified name, but to me, you will always be our thundering goofus frankenstinian manny.

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love you babe.

15 Comments on "we lost manny today…"

  • Jamie says

    Oh Manny, I am so very glad that I got to spend time with you yesterday! I will think of you running & playing in a green field with all of your friends that were there to meet you with wagging tails. RIP Manny you truly were a kind, gentle boy!

  • Alison says

    awww, RIP Manny. I’m glad I made the time to pop in and visit you last weekend.

  • Barbara Ferris says

    Made the mistake of reading the blog at work; had to go hide and cry. I really will miss Big Manny Boy. Carol I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Shawn says

    Riley, now loveable Manny? I feel blessed that I was able to be part of his life as well. I’m going to miss your face peering out the window Saturday mornings, your cuddles and kisses, and your genuine appreciation for everything people did to help you. I’m so glad you found a loving home with Carol and SAINTS. Rest in peace beautiful boy.

  • Penny says

    Sweet Manny, you were one of my favourite dogs. Such a lovely, gentle boy. We’ll miss you big boy. Rest peacefully now.

  • Mo says

    Swift peaceful journey Manny. I didn’t know manny that well but when I would pop in after doing the MG with the others, Manny was always so happy to get a treat & would insists on getting ” just one more ” his bark was big,his heart was big & the hole he’s left behind is big.

  • Helga says

    The MP room is going to feel really empty. So many of that crew gone this summer.

  • roff says

    What a tough week! Run free Manny …

    Thanks Carole.

  • Carol Ann says

    So sorry. I just love that face. RIP Manny you were loved.

  • Brenda says

    Oh sweet Manny; what a lovely face. I am reading this at work too, and no other staff is here to see my sadness thankfully. The passing of so many in such a short time – I hope this cycle is over now. Enough is enough already.
    Carol; on a different note – I wanted to remind you that tomorrow night (Sat.) the clocks go back one hour when you go to bed. I’m very happy about this myself as I’m on the overnight here at work again. I would much rather be at SAINTS, but I’m so short staffed I will be here Sunday too. (The house crew knows this). So, if it’s 9am and no one is at the house yet on Sunday, it’s because you forgot to change the clocks – it’s really only 8am!! Or, you did put the clocks back and everyone is late. Can you tell I’m overtired and need to go home soon?

  • lynne says

    oh crap is all i can say. i am so sorry for the loss of manny.he really was a great big loveable oaf . rip manny will miss you.

  • CC says

    My sweet Manny, I’m so sad.

    I will miss you ):

  • Dionne says

    Oh no! not Manny, such a beautiful boy. Was thinking of him yesterday, will miss you.

  • Mark & Del says

    Our hearts are with you Carol. You gave Manny such a wonderful life here on earth, now he goes to Run free and rest peacefully forever more over Rainbow Bridge.

  • AnnC says

    So sad I will really miss you in the mp room Manny…..sweet dreams, big hugs to you Carol.

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