Lewis crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge peacefully where he joined his brother, Clark, and his loving companion, Jared.
Lewis and his brother, Clark, were relinquished to Brookline in 2012, at the age of 8, and were adopted by different families.
While in foster care, Lewis kept busy as he went to Brookline events and was a wonderful “ambassadog” as he represented BLRR and the spirit of our Labs. Jared met Lewis at a “meet and greet” and made him an important part of his family, taking him wherever he went and even visiting BLRR volunteers at later events. Sadly, Jared died in June, 2014, and Lewis was returned to the care of Brookline. My family then had the privilege of fostering Lewis for the summer. Lewis had multiple serious health issues but despite his limitations, retained his friendly, affectionate, cooperative attitude. He was a true joy to have as part of our family. We cared for him, spoiled him, and he was our constant companion. He continued to represent Brookline at the park: he would “hold court” while sitting next to us, and, as people walked past and he greeted them, we would tell his story , and how Lewis was fortunate to have the support given by Brookline to their Labs. Lewis always seemed to be grateful for the care we gave him and he had a special way of expressing his gratitude: he would come to one of us and rest his chin on our knee and gaze at us with a look of pure adoration, as though he was trying to “say” how much he appreciated all that we were doing for him. Even at the end, as we held him, Lewis gave the Doctor who had cared for him, a last kiss and a tail wag, as he went peacefully from this life. Lewis was very special. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by many people. Lewis represented all the best that a Lab can be. We loved him very much for the time he was with our family, and he will always have a place in our hearts.
Lorraine, Gary, and Samantha