On May 14, 2012, while resting under his favorite tree, Maury began his journey to Heaven. He was assisted in his journey by his trusted friend, Dr. Venable.
Loved ones were at his side to kiss him and say goodbye for now.
There were tears shed and amusing stories told.
All in all, it was a good thing. He no longer has to put on a brave face. He now can smile and run free. He can eat everything he desires!
Maury was born on Jan. 29, 1999 to a big hairy dog named George. Maury never knew his father. He was the first born of 12 puppies (all boys!!). He was adopted by Diane Friedman when he was eight weeks old. He was very indulged and had a good life. He loved food, people (especially old people and children) and napping. He also liked a good walk with good smells.
He started visiting Pinewood Terrace Nursing Center when he was a puppy and continued until he was too lame to get into the car. He loved the staff and residents and was very much loved in return. He also visited Buena Vista Nursing Home when his Uncle Reed was a resident there. He made many friends. He liked walks that included seeing peopleâ€”walking downtown was a favorite for him. He loved visiting Happyâ€™s Hallmark Store where Carl and Eileen always had treats for him. He loved the atmosphere and warmth of the Reflections Storeâ€”and of course, the treats! Tianne (the owner) taught him to catch treats in mid-air.
He really loved the Saturday and Wednesday Farmerâ€™s Marketsâ€”lots of people and lots of food! He always found a child who would hug him. He was so patient and gentle.
Maury had a good life. He lived it to the fullest. He was happy and content and had a positive impact on almost everyone who knew him. He will be remembered and he will be missed.
There are people and animals who departed before him who are anxious to be with him again. His Uncle Reed is waiting for himâ€”he adored his Uncle Reed. Maury will not be alone.
He is survived by TaLeese, the cat and Madeline, the puppyâ€”they are very aware that Maury is missing.
He is survived by all the people who let him into their hearts.
Finally, he is survived by his companion and loving friend, Diane. He will always be with her in her heart and in the eyes of all the dogs she meets.
The family wants to thank Pinewood Terrace Nursing Center and Buena Vista Nursing Home for inviting Maury in to be a part of their lives. Deep appreciation goes to Colville Animal Hospital Staff and Vets for taking such good care of Maury during his lifetime.
No memorial service is planned at this time.
If you would like to honor Mauryâ€™s memory, the family suggests a donation to Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary on Old Arden Highway (684-1475).
â€śMaury Malcolm is my boy,
He is my sweetest Pride and Joy.â€ť
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