we are remembering Flippi, who was adopted by Lori along with her
mother Floppi from the Macon Animal Shelter back in 1996. Sadly,
Flippi passed away very unexpectedly this morning (April 6, 2009).
extend our deepest sympathies to Lori. Anyone who has bonded with
a companion animal knows how difficult the loss of such a long time
friend and beloved pet can be.
is survived by Gloria, Jasper James and Charlie Brown, shown in
the photo below (Charlie is looking down).
Flippi sharing her bed with Jasper James:
Lori adopted Flippi and Floppi, they had been at the Shelter for
two weeks after being surrendered by their previous owners. They
were together in a small cage, shaking, matted, and emaciated. The
staff told Lori they had not eaten for two weeks due to stress.
After visits to the vet and then the groomer, Flippi and Floppi
settled into their new home and filled out with love and a good
contacted Flippi and Floppi’s former owners hoping to get
some background on her new babies. It was a shock for her to hear
that the reason they had surrendered them is that they had simply
gotten tired of the dogs. Lori suspected that the dogs had experienced
some form of abuse in the past, especially when x-rays revealed
that the more timid Floppi had healed bone fractures.
and Floppi had a happy ending after their sojourn at the Macon Animal
Shelter. Both lived long, full lives with Lori and her other pets.
the photo below is the whole family together – Flippi is on
the left behind Gloria, the dark cockapoo. (After her mother Floppi
passed away in 2003, Flippi bonded with Gloria as a surrogate mother.)
Lori’s other kids are Jasper James, Gertrude, Charlie Brown
also played surrogate mother to a rescue kitty, who was later adopted
to a loving home:
Gloria getting a kiss from a friend:
is a close-up of Charlie Brown:
is Charlie with foster Daisy Dukes (who was dumped outside Lori’s
office and is now living the high life in her new adoptive home
where she has a wardrobe and very soon a regular groomer too!):
Jasper James, Gertrude, Charlie Brown and Fernando survive Flippi,
Floppi, Ivan, Olga and Sampson as Lori’s “furever”
looked just like Benji. He was adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society
in1986; he was probably over 20 when his kidneys finally failed.
a smart schnauzer mix, had been a highway orphan before Lori adopted
her in 1984; she passed away due to cancer in 2002.
(below) had been an abuse case on death row at a high kill shelter.
His inoperable eye problems didn’t interfere with his ability
to provide Lori with faithful companionship from 2002-2007.
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