Ted was born in Ireland, a millennium pup! The day we met him, we had a choice from five in the litter. All five puppies ran under the sofa and they were all so adorable that we didn’t know which to pick! The farmer’s wife (first time breeders) brought in a tray of coffee and cookies and Ted ran out when he sniffed the baking and Ted chose us!
When Ted was four years old, we moved to the USA. Who knew a dog’s plane ticket would be more than ours! For a passport, he had a microchip placed in his ear. We all left Ireland at the same time, but on different flights, and Ted got here first! He couldn’t wait to get to Colorado!!!
Four years ago, when he started to slow down, Ted got a new sister; another Norwegian Elkhound, called Polly. This really made him super playful again and we are convinced that even though at times Polly drove him nuts, she really gave him a new lease on life!
Ted was such a character and an amazing companion and family member. We never rang our friends back in Ireland without being asked “And how’s Ted?” He was most famous for the way he croseed his paws all the time!
He was with us before our three girls, Emily, Stephanie and Pippa arrived and he was an amazing friend to each of them. We all feel such a void without him but are very grateful to Dr Finnegan for helping Ted, and us, in our time of need and preserving Ted’s dignity. His character and fun loving spirit will live on with us forever.