Saturday, February 7, 2015

Farewell to Alum Bandit Moler

Rest in Peace, Sweet Bandit
A sweet farewell to OBG alum, Bandit, who passed over the Rainbow Bridge on January 26th at the age of 11. Here is a special tribute from his family. 

When we first saw Bandit he had a tennis ball in his mouth looking at us with his one blue and one brown eye. It was love at first sight. We adopted Bandit in June 2007. The day we adopted him we tossed a tennis ball all afternoon for him and I don't know who was worn out the most Bandit or us. As the years went on Bandit became an expert with his ball he could run and catch the ball about 2-3 feet in the air.  In January 2013 we adopted a little brother Cocker Spaniel for him from OBG.  His name is Baxter and they became BFFs at first sight. They were always together side by side except when it was time for ball. Baxter said you are are your own, he was one to just observe.

A few months after Baxter settled in Bandit broke his front right elbow and had a major surgery and his buddy Baxter stayed by his side. Of course during his rehab we had to hide Bandit's tennis balls and all the balls he had in the house, which was quite a few. Of course having a large back yard Bandit managed to find the tennis balls that we had no idea where they were when he walked outside to take care of business. In two weeks he carried back about 12-15 tennis balls to us. On January 26, 2015, we lost our little ball player Bandit. Over the weekend he still played his favorite game of fetch in the house no matter how hard it was for him. He was always the happiest playing ball. Late Sunday evening about midnight he hurt his left leg/shoulder when he came up the steps from outside. We made him comfortable all night. On Monday we had him at our Vet first thing and the Doctor did X-rays and then some more than we expected because his stomach was swollen badly. Our vet came back and told us he had a broken the right femur and was riddled badly and suffering with Cushings disease. (Bandit had major surgery on the left elbow 4/12 for braking in several places). The doctor talked about the quality of life and we made the hardest decision of our lives. Our Vet reassured us it was the best thing for our little Bandit.

Baby boy your brother Baxter, and sisters Snupi' and Daisy along with your Mommy and Daddy miss you so much. Bandit you have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge where you can play ball pain free and from seizures, and Cushings disease. We love you very much little one!

1 comment:

  1. So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace happily, knowing he had a great family along the way.