Pet's Story or Bio
Foxy was a beautiful calm centered Havanese who passed away this past June from renal failure. She truly lived every moment of her short 8 years on this earth to the fullest, always with a mischievous glint in her eyes. Despite her small size, she was the leader of the pack and was always looking out for her terrier sister Hannah, cat brother Tucker (both adopted from the Humane Society), and her cat sister Spalding. No matter the size of another dog, Foxy wouldn't hesitate to jump in the middle if she felt Hannah (or any dog for that matter) was in need of reinforcements on a walk or at the park.
Foxy was at home and made friends everywhere she went. She would often pause on walks when approaching a passerby to ensure that she received the attention and affection she felt she deserved. Foxy would then continue on with a spring in her step and the passerby always with a smile on his or her face. Foxy had a way of bringing a smile to anyone's face and would sometimes grab a toy and bat it around with her mouth and front paws while wiggling on her back - not because she liked toys (she didn't) but for the entertainment and attention value. When her audience lost interest, so did she.
Although not a rescue dog herself, Foxy wholeheartedly supported the cause and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She rode her own pirate ship (a carriage) in the Children's Gasparilla parade and did a brief stint with the nursing home visitation program. Perhaps most importantly, Foxy's calmness and confidence helped many a rescue dog - her sister included - come out of their shell over the years. Dogs somehow sensed that Foxy was in control and through her, they relaxed in her presence. Foxy's strength was unmatched - except in the face of thunder, her Achilles heel.
Foxy touched many who came to meet and know her. But perhaps her close family most of all. She was the epitomy of loyalty and unconditional love. Foxy would remain stationed at the front door window for hours until her favorite human returned safely home. Likewise, no matter her own physical comfort level (due to hind leg issues and the latter stages of her illness), she would follow her favorite human everywhere from room to room, never wanting her out of her sight. Foxy's commitment and selflessness to those she loved was unwavering. Foxy never let her limitations define her. She lived happily and confidently in each moment of her life. Foxy was a beautiful soul whose spirit and life lessons will live on forever through those who knew and loved her.