Travis, the miniature poodle, came from the Oregon Humane Society in 2010. I could tell he had one bad eye, but his other eye looked beautiful. Dr. Michelle Taylor informed me, “No. What you’re calling the good eye actually has a detached retina and is toast. The other eye has a cataract.” Over the years, Dr. Taylor’s ministrations kept Travis’s eyes healthy. The dog later went on to have a minor cancer in the anus, bladder stones, and ultimately, a cancer under his right front leg. He was a fighter, wanting to live as long as possible. In March, I decided it was time to send him on his final journey. I will miss him and so will his “family pack’ member, another miniature poodle named Cloudy. Travis had many sweet moments. Still, there were mixed feelings about his death. He was the second most destructive dog I have ever owned. And, all by himself, he kept two veterinary hospitals in business,
A donation was made in Travis's memory and the memorial was created on April 26, 2018.