Last week, my beloved family dog, Timber, left our world at the age of 15. He lived a good and long life, but for those whose lives he touched, we’d give anything for one more year, one more day.
As is the case for so many, my deep love for wild animals was fostered by my time with and love for Timber. He taught me more than I ever could have imagined and enriched my life in ways I’ll never forget.
Today, my parents wrote this beautiful piece for the Vancouver Sun, reflecting on Timber’s life and urging others to honour his legacy by giving a home to animals without one. Indeed, adopting Timber, a rescue dog, was the best decision my family ever made. And, like my parents, we too would be grateful if you considered honouring Timber by adopting an animal that so desperately needs a loving family. It’s a gift to the animal, but it will also be a gift to you.
Scarface, Blaze, Murphy and the many animals I’ve loved and lost: Take good care of my dear Timmy.