Dec 2008

RUDY 1994-2008

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to say that two days ago we lost a member of our pack -- Rudy (the “RU” in TORU). Fourteen years ago Vanessa fell in love with Rudy at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, NY. It was love at first sight. He had a little pot belly and his ears were bent in half. He was 7 weeks old and the last of his litter to be adopted. Through his “destructive” underwear eating terrible twos to his more mellow years, Rudy has always been right at Vanessa’s side through thick and thin. A ladies man (he was no dummy), a buddy and a protector – Rudy possessed all the qualities that anyone can ask for in a best friend. Everyone who got to know Rudy, loved him and knew they were loved right back.

Like a true New Yorker, Rudy got to spend his golden years down in Miami. Chilling out to Miles Davis, sunning himself on the terrace & chowing down on plenty of bar-b-q. Unfortunately, Cancer got the best of him and this day was inevitable. We know that Rudy is somewhere up there smiling down at us while chilling out to some Jazz and dismantling a squeaky toy.

Rudy will be missed and will never be forgotten.