29th - August 2nd, 2002
darling Angel passed away this morning of complications
associated with Parvovirus that he contacted just before he
got his second set of puppy shots. Unfortunately I
think I picked up the virus on my shoes at a rodeo and
brought it home. Tooke fought for six weeks to
overcome this horrible disease but this morning we had to
help him let go and go on to a better place. Please,
if you have puppies, be extra extra careful about them...I
thought I was, but one time of forgetting to change shoes
and my little man paid the price. I am leaving
this page the way it has been since Tooke was born so those of you
interested can see our beautiful angel. Also I've added a poem I wrote but
it's very sad so you might want to grab a kleenex if you're soft hearted.
Five weeks of age
Mikatura's Tookun Yoodul - March 29 - August 2, 2002
Coyotes howled and cattle called;
during the day, snow started to fall
Our Tooke is gone, he lost his fight,
though he tried with all his might
Beautiful eyes in a tiny face,
no one can ever fill the space
Left in our hearts by the sweet wee man,
who left us here for a better land
away by a dread disease,
his sad suffering we had to ease
He gave his all to stay alive,
but only his memory will survive
easy sweet boy, in your place in the sun;
pain free and safe you now can run
With Aussie Angels who’ve gone before,
and waited for you with an open door
miss you all, our companions and friends;
we’ve holes in our hearts that will not mend
We’ll meet you there, when our souls fly free;
then never again will we part for all eternity.
~~ Jeni Gallichan, August 2, 2002
Tooke at eight weeks, attacking a toy and playing with his sister, Chyne
Tooke's name means "sun heart" and this little fella is so
gentle, sweet &
sunny that it's a great fit!
At 6 weeks of age he was not the least bit afraid of even our biggest ewe and
sneaked through the fence to visit the sheep if we didn't watch him closely!
Four weeks old...playing in the spring sunshine!
Three weeks old
Tooke at one week of age...unfortunately all he had to
say about the whole photo shoot thing was....
I'm outta here! :-)
I forgot how fast a week old pup can move!
Check out the pups group photos
1 day of age
1 week of age
2 weeks of age