In Memory of Ogre

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From Ogre's foster family:
It is a sad day...but we will never regret being Ogre's family. My family and I have fostered dogs for AARF since after we lost our own pup in October 2009. We have had Ogre the longest. When we first got "O" he was heart worm positive,so we saw him thru his treatments. The little we know of his history is he before AARF is he was found by a hoarder and we think he was used in dog fighting. Ogre does not like other animals, but loves people. We have kept Ogre with us because we have had no other animals and frankly, I could not stand the thought of him living out his days sitting in a kennel without people to love.

My family loves him, unlike his name "O" is the sweetest soul. My grandchildren love to; lay all over him, take his blankets and lock him out of his kennel. And there is nothing more beautiful than the sound of their laughter when he sits on them for revenge. My baby nephew DJ is "O"'s favorite person, we call him Ogre's boy, because every dog needs a boy to love. Dj loves Ogre. Ogre likes to lean, proof no matter how strong you think you are, we all need someone to lead on.

Being a bulldog/pit mix Ogre is muscled and is an impressive looking guy. For me, I have to say O accomplished a miracle no doctors, no family members or medicines could do, he gave my mother her life back. Just by being "O". Priceless a gift.

The AARF family would like to thank TC and her family for giving Ogre the love and allowing him a secure, warm and soft spot to live out his remaining days. His life might have started roughly but we know he forgot that and only remembered the kindness and love he received from everyone he meet.




We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan....