Rest in Peace
ABS12 FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek, ME, RE, VC, BHP-G
3/11/2003 - 10/11/2014
The last few days have been very difficult as we have been grieving the loss of Auggie owned and loved by Sherry and Phil Ruggieri. He died due to complications from Congestive Heart Failure.
This year we have lost several dogs, and I have not been able to bring myself to update our website and put my own feelings into words. I know that I need to do it but I keep postponing it.
Auggie was this once-in-a-lifetime dog for Sherry and she wrote beautifully "I have had to say goodbye to the most fantastic dog ever - my heart dog, who was placed in my arms in May of 2003 and I shed tears of joy, I now shed tears of sorrow and pain, for he has left us. Like the tin man, I know I have a heart because I can feel it breaking. Auggie and I were so connected. He was a sweet, loving partner who led me on such a fantastic journey - through trials and tribulations, wins and losses - breaking records along the way. He was the first FC to win the Invitational 2 years in a row; he won it his first time entered. In the 9 years he was a field champion, he was in the top 20 all but one - most of the time he was in the top 10! He was ALWAYS number 1 in my heart - a heart he has taken a piece of with him."
I know that tears keep on flowing. But as Washington Irving said: "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
We will write more about Auggie soon. For now all we can say is: Good bye Auggie, sleep tight. We hope that Alfi and Elli watch over you.