Dog's Best Friend.
The lady you see here is my Aunty Noreen. Noreen was passionate about two things; family and animals. Animals and animal welfare were a great passion of hers. She had four pets of her own, and volunteered at the Brooks Animal Protection Society - BAPS. She would not back down to animal users and abusers. Noreen was often called by the local policing agency to remove and care for abused animals found in and around crime scenes. She would put the well being of the animals ahead of her own, sometimes confronting and giving a tongue lashing to the abusers themselves.
After the devastating news of cancer and the battle that ensued, Noreen continued to be a voice for the animals and a great pillar in our family. During a visit with Noreen, when she was finally sidelined due to her illness, my wife Karlee and I bought her a stuffed cuddle puppy that she named Harvey. My wife was then pregnant with our first child. Noreen was greatly anticipating the arrival of our daughter but unfortunatly lost her battle in the spring of 2011, two months before the arrival of our daughter Brooke. She will be greatly missed by family friends and all the animals she selflessly deffended and saved.
Shortly after Noreen's passing my Aunt Joyce, Noreen's sister, dropped off a stuffed cuddle puppy at our house, it was Harvey. Noreen made sure that my wife Karlee and I got the stuffy back for our daughter Brooke. Brooke is now 5 and has selflessly handed Harvey down to her little sister Addyson.