An Unexpected Goodbye to Our Friend Blue
We have some very sad news to share with you. Blue, our beautiful Newfoundland, died unexpectedly after a swift and traumatic attack of bloat in June 12, 2021. He was rushed to a specialty clinic, but there was nothing that could be done. Blue had recently turned seven.
Since Blue’s arrival at IPPL in August of 2014, he had endeared himself to everyone. He grew and grew and grew until he was a magnificent specimen of his breed. So much so, that his co-owner and breeder Judi Randall asked if she might enter Blue in shows.
Gentle Blue, who was content to roam the gibbon sanctuary, play with Tong and was known to get a bit muddy at times, also complied with the request to be a show dog. And show he did! Our Blue won multiple championships including a Grand Championship!
Blue charmed everyone he met whether he was in the Summerville Christmas Parade, at an ice hockey or at the Farmers’ Market. We actually think some people came to the market – just to see Blue!
Needless to say, we are heartbroken. Nothing is the same without our beautiful boy walking the grounds or spending time with the staff or me. We miss him terribly and will always cherish our memories of this very special dog.