August 15, 2015


Estimated to be at  least 17 years old



When animals express their feelings, they pour out like water from a spout. Animals' emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontrolled. Their joy is the purest and most contagious of joys and their grief the deepest and most devastating. Their passions bring us to our knees in delight and sorrow. - Marc Bekoff 

From the DREAM WEBSITE.....

Matisse Richard
Adopted 2/9/03, Rainbow Bridge 8/14/15

Our good friend and DREAM volunteer, Paula, lost her senior boy, Matisse, yesterday to congestive heart failure. Matisse, who was Paula's first Dachshund, is the whole reason she is involved with rescue today. Those of us who were lucky enough to meet Matisse know what a special boy he was. Run free at Rainbow Bridge, sweet Matisse. We will miss you.

DREAM extends our deepest sympathy to Paula for the loss of her precious Matisse.


Dearest friends,

It was with much sadness and regret that we learned  of our dear friend, Matisse's, passing yesterday. He was a special boy and has joined is Daddy Ty in the heavens.

Matisse and his Daddy

He was adopted from DROH, where his Mom was also
a volunteer, 2 years before I adopted Mona from DROH.

A young Matisse

He will be remembered as a volunteer in everything
dachshund rescue related along with his Mom, Paula.

Crossing the finish line.

Working the kissing booth.

His Mom Paula said:
He collapsed yesterday trying to make it to his poo spot outside
and was rushed to the vet but he was in congestive heart failure. Vet said he never regained consciousness.. They tried everything, but severe edema and his heart was only weakening. He did not suffer.

Matisse and his Mommy

He will be missed by all of us. My thoughts
and prayers go out to Paula and her family of rescued
dogs. I like to think that Weenie was at the gates of the
bridge to finally meet him and see him for the first time.

God Bless.......Sarah, the Mommy


Kinley Westie said...

RIP Matisse.

Amber DaWeenie said...

My deepest sympathy to Matisse's family and also to all who knew and loved him. Run young and free again, sweet boy.

Ruby said...

Oh noes. I'm so sorry abouts your wonderful furiend. {{{hugs}}}
Ruby ♥

Cupcake said...

I'm so sorry about Matisse. I can tell he was very loved.

Brinley Westie said...

So sorry for the loss of yer furiend, Matisse... RIP.... sendin' hugs to his family...

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Run free Matisse. Sending hugs.
It looks like Matisse lived the good life.