Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Rugby Doyle Lovers….
Long time resident and great friend, Cindy Doyle sent her beloved Rugs over the bridge on January 21, 2013 due to complications from bloat. I asked her write an obituary and I would post it in the town blog.
Rugby Cobb Doyle, long time resident of bassethoundtown, June 1999 to January 21, 2013
Rugby, aka Rugs or Ruggie was rescued by Lone Star Basset Hound Rescue in Houston and fostered by the Cobb family. He came to rescue in awful shape. He had mange so bad that he was almost hairless. He also had heart worms and every intestinal worm there was. He must have been severely mistreated because he was very jumpy. It got better through the years but he taught me how to close drawers, cabinets and the dishwasher door very quietly. His foster family nurtured him to health which took a while, then were kind enough to let us adopt him and to be able to enjoy our lives with his very sweet soul.
Through the years Rugs went to many rescue events and helped raise money for homeless hounds. He was always ready for a stroll in the parades and was a good kissing hound to raise a buck. He didn’t care too much for costumes but was a real sport when we dressed him up. He helped us to rehabilitate and rehome 8 foster hounds. And he acquired 2 additional hound siblings along the way. He was wonderful with children of all ages, even infants. He loved playing with the foster hounds and making friends. He was just perfect. There will never be another Rugs. We were very blessed to be able to spend 8 1/2 years of our lives with him.
Rugby never had an enemy and made more friends than I can count. There’s a slogan I used to always say, “Everybody loves Rugs”.
We will miss you sweet boy. I know everyone is going to love you at the rainbow bridge. Until we meet again.
With all our love,
Cindy, Ronald, Jethro, Ozzie and Harriet.
More loving Rugs Doyle later….Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB) roaming around showing Rugs where everything is.