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Featured Pup – Mosey Britton

Posted by Erich Trapp on June 19, 2012

Mosey Britton.

Here is our pup of the day for the 2 Million Dogs’ 2013 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendar contest. Remember, you can enter your pup through July 27 and voting starts July 8th. To enter your dog or for more information, email erich@2milliondogs.org To learn more about the calendar, please follow this link.

(by Beth Britton) We adopted Mosey from a local all-breed rescue in May 2006 after she was pulled by them and into foster care from a high kill shelter in the South.  She had been a stray and not much was known about her background but it was guessed that she was about a year old at the time.   She immediately fit right into our household and family and was one of the sweetest dogs we ever had the good fortune of knowing. Mosey was our rock – the steady one who kept an eye out for all of us. She was the self-appointed guard dog of the family and tolerated 20-some foster dogs without batting an eye. She wasn’t one to run and play (hence her name) but she could haul butt across the yard to chase off any threat, such as the terrible deer or birds on the feeders, when the mood struck her. She was one of the kindest, most loving dogs we’ve ever had the honor of knowing and we’re thankful for the 6 years we had with her.  Mosey and her “sister” Rainy walked with us during the first Puppy Up! Walk in Connecticut in March 2010 as well as Luke’s final mile in Boston in June 2010.

About one week after losing Rainy to a long fight with nasal cancer, Mosey started to act a little off.  She was easily spooked and seemed to have trouble hearing.  After thinking we were fighting an inner ear infection, it was discovered that Mosey had a basal cell tumor on her eardrum.  When she was operated on to remove the tumor (7 weeks from the day we said our goodbyes to Rainy), it was discovered that the tumor had been growing in there for quite some time and had spread in several directions including up into her skull, so we laid her to rest so she wouldn’t have to endure any more pain.  We are very thankful for the wonderful 6 years we had with her and for her bringing us to the rescue organization that we are now actively volunteering with.


One Response to “Featured Pup – Mosey Britton”

  1. Carla neet said

    Aw Beth……I did not realize the loss of your two girls were so very close. My heart breaks for your losses. Mosey was a beauty, like her sister Rainy. It seems so unfair you should have two beautiful girls that would be stricken with this horrific disease, but I know when God sent them to you, he knew you were the family to love these girls through it all.

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