How we got TY


I had no plans to get another dog when Ty came along.

My neighbor’s dog had just had puppies. She was a very sweet tempered Chocolate Lab that sort of had the run of the neighborhood. The puppies and Mama were out in an open garage. When the puppies got old enough, they started to come across the road to visit. now my 4 girls loved that , but I knew the dangers even though it was a back road. ( this was the road that TY would later be hit on) I told them not to feed them at our house. We began to return them when they came over, but inevitably, they wound up back at our house. In my pictures somewhere, I have a picture of the entire litter on my daughter’s lap. Still looking for that picture. Ty was the only male in the litter and my husband began to hint that he might want him. I said, “no, one dog and 2 cats and 4 kids is enough.” I am not sure that I argued for long. I eventually took the $150 down and told the owner that I wanted the male for my husband’s Birthday. This, in hindsight, is some of the best money I have ever spent. He would later prove to be the most expensive dog I have owned thus far, but he was worth his weight and more in gold. For the longest time, we had “your dog” and “my dog”. Not sure exactly when they both became mine, but at some point I became tremendously attached to this big gangly guy. His name started out as TYRAN….shortened to TY and eventually TY GUY. WE helped find homes for the remaining puppies and I have actually seen his one sister about a month ago. She is almost as sweet as he was. Almost! He was big, he chewed everything and his tail was crazy! He jumped, he licked and he dug. In short he was a typical Lab puppy. I remember saying one day to someone,” He is 4 now. Someone told me they settle down at 4.” Suddenly, he was 8. Where did that 4 years go? Why did I want him to settle? His activity and big personality are what I miss so much now. I miss stepping over his big body when I am making dinner. He always had to be in the same room as I was. Had I known what the future would bring, the training , the accident and eventually the cancer, would I have carried that money across the road to buy him…….IN A HEARTBEAT!!!! Love and miss my TY GUY!

Author: 4myty

PA Have 7 1/2 yr old black Lab having front right leg amputated due to Osteosarcoma:( He is the best dog and we are so very sad this is happening to him. We really do not want to lose him. TY got his angel wings on April 16, 2014 . April 2006- April 2014 Run free my boy!,

6 thoughts on “How we got TY”

  1. Great story about how you welcomed Ty into your family.

    Clearly Ty was wanted and loved from the beginning…..

    I totally understand how you would miss Ty’s tail…and carrying shoes 🙂

    Many hugs

    Linda and Tucker

  2. IN A HEARTBEAT…..YA’ DARN RIGHT!! Best duo ever!!!

    TY HAS A VLOG!! YAAAAAAAY!! This makes me so happy! I LOVE hearng about Ty, I really do!! He, as are all our dogs and cats, are such enlightened souls! They are a lifetime of joy, love and happiness!

    Your Ty Guy clearly picked you! He would not be deterred! He knew you were his forever home and forever his “heart human”!

    I love seeing his pictures. And those eyes…the are captivating Lori, just captivating! Yes, soulful ndeed! Ty is a very, very wise “old soul” and he certainly enjoyed being your teacher.

    TY HAS A BLOG!!!!!! Keep on blogging Ty Guy…we love it!

    Sending yo love Lori…and, of course, a hug for crazy Nurse Lucy and sweet Chandler!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  3. Ty knew where he belonged right from the start! Every time I see a picture of him its like he’s giving one great big hug with his eyes, they are so soulful.
    Even though we know from the beginning our life with them is limited, isn’t looking back haven been given the chance to love them worth everything. You can’t put a price on that kind of love! Its so sad to lose them, but it would have been SO sad not ever to have been able to.

  4. You did it! You blogged! YAY! We are so hoppy for your Lori, this is HUGE! Ty is proud.

    I was always curious how he got his name. So where did “Tyran” come from? That’s a different kinda name too.

    Meanwhile, talk about meant to be, he definitely found his forever home on purpose. What a gift.

  5. So, around 9pm I finally agreed that he could call his parents to let them know they would likely be getting a call that night to come stay with Addison while we went to the hospital.  About two hours later, my corcoattinns were consistently seven minutes apart, so he got the green light that we could leave. He called his parents and I went in and kissed my sleeping little girl goodbye and cried. It was so crazy to think that this was the last time she would be my only child…. (to be continued)

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