A good friend of our family just sent the heartbreaking news of the loss of their beloved Gumbo. Jarid and Deb wrote:
After a great Sunday of riding in the car, visiting friends and helping Deb celebrate her birthday Gumbo saw the news that both of his football teams had lost over the weekend - the LSU Tigers to Alabama and the New Orleans Saints to the Atlanta Flacons - being a Ninth Ward Cajun Katrina Rescue dog - those were his favorite teams. The double loss was too much for him and his broken heart gave out this morning and we had to put him down. For all of you who got to know him you know first hand you know what a sweetie he was and for those who never met him - believe me when I tell you he was a fighter - 37 days in a flooded house in New Orleans, survived - copperhead snake bite between the eyes - survived - congestive heart failure - diagnosed 2 years ago - and he rode it out until today. He will be missed -
Our hearts go out to you Jarid and Deb. Loosing a dog is like loosing a family member. We are so sorry for your loss!