To our beloved House Foster crossed over the Rainbow Bridge 7/21/2014.
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Adopted by David, Megan, Devon and Dawson Foster on 7/20/2007.
Some may have never met this beautiful animal, but for those of you that went to Real Deals, you KNOW House.
When House came home he was having some stomach issues due to the poor conditions that he had been rescued from. He was left in a foreclosure for 2 weeks. Someone that had to work on the house called the bank and said "you have 3 dead dogs in the garage" he didn't know House and a boxer were still alive, but the small dog had passed on. When the Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue got House he was 80 pounds and the worst that they had seen, they didn't think he would make it. He got his name because they knew if he DID make it, by the size of his head - he would be as BIG AS A HOUSE and he was my 200 pound boy.
We opened a home decor store in November of 2007 in Parker, he came to that store everyday as we remodeled it, he would hang out with me and who ever was there to help. When the store OPENED, he didn't understand that he couldn't come anymore. So we decided we needed a mascot, and it would be House. Now, that wasn't easy, people were scared at first. I had one lady cry at my door and I told her "just walk over him, he wont even get up" she told me a story of when she was little one had bitten her. It took 2 years of her coming in, and she would pet him every time and say "you are a good Saint Bernard." Soon the store became "Real Deals, that store with the Saint Bernard- HOUSE". People would come in and say to me "I'm not here to shop, I'm here to see the dog." I was really, and truly OK with that, it made my heart happy, and his too.
House, has had some serious medical issues, 3 surgeries, 15 different vet's (4 of which told me to put him down) He got better, and life was GREAT, we had to change somethings, like no table scrapes, no bones, nothing that had wheat or grains in it. House was back
I know that this dog has touched many lives. He will Rest In Peace now. He can run, walk again, he can sleep with ease, eat bagels and ice, and know that we loved him. No more pills - No more Pain. We love you House, please know that this was the hardest thing I have ever done.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from July 29 to Aug. 28, 2014