Daily Walrus - Helping People Help Animals

Happy Birthday Link | February 2, 2008

Ryan and I would like to take a day off from the tips to help animals and instead help ourselves remember one particular animal.  Link would have been six years old today, if his life wasn’t cut short by presumably cancer.  Since losing Link we started an odd tradition of eating pineapple on his birthday.  He was never given people food and never showed an interest in eating it – except for pineapple, he would go nuts.  I never let him have any but I would let him lick the tiny amount of juice off the fork.  Link had the sweetest, most intimate purr and the softest fur.  I feel lucky that we were brought together even though his time here was so short.  I wish that he could be here so we could really celebrate his birthday.  Instead, we will take the immense love that we have for him and use it to motivate us to help animals in need.

 We love you Link.

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3 Comments »

  1. He looks adorable. I am sorry for your loss. It is really sweet of you to commemorate his birthday this way.

    Comment by Mindy — February 3, 2008 @ 12:15 am

  2. happy birthday to my grandson. trixie, clea, and i miss him terribly.

    Comment by crystal — February 3, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

  3. […] We honored a lost loved one.  […]

    Pingback by Goodbye February « Daily Walrus - Helping People Help Animals — February 29, 2008 @ 11:24 pm


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Hello - we are Jenny and Ryan, a couple living in Brooklyn, New York. We are both busy with school and work but try to take time to do something every day to make the world a better place for animals. Occasionally we may link to outside websites for additional resources, but we do not necessarily endorse all policies of these organizations. Despite the title of our blog, the focus is not only on walruses. So what's with the title? We named this blog after our cat, Wally, aka The Walrus. We are the proud parents of two cats (Wally and Tito) and one dog (Luigi).

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