Atlas left us today. He was only four years old.
He spent his first year of life with his front legs in casts. Then he survived medical procedure after procedure. But he was always smiling. Despite the odds, he became a therapy, the truest Love Dog. Sometimes when working with children at a therapy center, he would just lie on the mat motivating the kids to try something, just try it. Yes, it hurt but be brave like me.
His greatest achievement was working with one little boy who at first was afraid of dogs. But the bond developed and trust grew and Atlas changed this now a young man’s life.
Atlas was huge but fragile – huge but so gentle.
Atlas was a strong spirit – a sweet dog – a brave dog.
We say goodbye to Atlas but will never forget him.