Foxie – R.I.P.
Letter from Kathy, photo from Diana.
Foxie Crosses the Rainbow Bridge
Many of you may know Randy Vargas, who has lived, mostly outdoors, in our town, for a long time, with his beloved, gentle pit bull, Foxie. Today, tragically, Foxie was killed by a driver who reportedly didn’t even stop after hitting her, as she crossed the street behind Randy. While I did not bear witness to this horrible tragedy, Randy almost always had Foxie leashed (not to mention dressed in layers for warmth)!
It was related to me that Hoboken Animal Hospital staff came to her immediate rescue on the street, but her injuries were ultimately fatal. They should be commended for their open-hearted efforts on her behalf. As well, all the folks, over the years, who have helped to feed and clothe Foxie (and Randy, as well)!
There, but for the grace of a higher power, go all of us, with our dogs in tow….
Yet another dreadful—and in this case, deadly—example of the out-of-control driving behaviors in Hoboken!
I know, from many conversations with Randy over the years, how deep his bond has been with Foxie, even in the midst of his own struggles to survive on the street. He told me of rescuing her, some years ago, from a group of folks who lived in the encampment on the rise to JC Hgts., who were beating and otherwise abusing her. While it surely may have been a tough existence for both of them, to not have a roof over their heads, they have kept one another loved, warm and alive! Now Randy has lost an important grounding influence in his world and an extraordinarily sweet example of an otherwise maligned breed has been subjected to a senseless and painful death!
Prayers for Foxie, as she crosses the Rainbow Bridge. And for Randy, who is reportedly devastated. When you see him on the street, please offer him a smile and kind words if you can!