All in the Family
Mace O'Malley


American Staffordshire Terrier / Golden Retriever

This was my husbands dog. He was found running down the 70 split in Indy, in the rain, with a harness attached to him. My husband stopped his truck and got out to get him. Thunder was almost hit by a semi but luckily the driver swerved. When my husband called to him he came running and immediately hopped up in the seat of the truck. My husband called the shelter and put an ad in the paper but no one claimed him. I was lucky to marry my husband if for no other reason than to be with this dog. Thunder a "scary" Pitbull mix was the sweetest most gentle dog I have ever known. He groaned with pleasure when he got in bed. Groaned while being petted on the couch. My moms Shih Tzu attacked Thunder in his own yard and all Thunder did was look up at his Dad with very worried eyes as if saying "um, what do I do about this?" A few years later, when living with a Mini Pinscher who demanded to be Alpha and would grab the loose skin on Thunders face to play, he would calmly sit and endure. Always gentle with those smaller than himself, he was ready to defend his family from any threat. We lost him to pancreatic cancer when he was 9 years old. His soul was perfect, so I guess it was his time to go. Everyone who knew him misses him still.

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Nov 1, 2008 puppylover94 dex.html
Nov 1, 2008 cutiepants26
So cute, please please please more photos. The name thunder is unusual, just like my doggies name. His name is Pants. The thing about Thunder is when you look at him the only thing that hits you is a lightning bolt of CUTENESS! And please search 'Pants' and you with love him! And please feel free to add a comment, add as friends, or add to favorites, because we always get more photos. Thanks.
Nov 1, 2008 wolfgirl66
Wonderful Thunder looks very beautiful and I know ya'll must miss him a lot! You should check out RAINBOE BRIDGE on the web......I think you will all like it!
Nov 2, 2008 lalamcgoo
Oh Thunder sounds like the perfect boy, I am so sad he is no longer a part of your life, you were so lucky to have him the time that you did. Wouldnt it be wonderful if all dogs had his disposition? Thanks for sharing your story. :0)
Nov 2, 2008 pawprint1513
thank you for the story, im so sry about ur loss but he is in a better place now it was great u guys rescued him! he lived a good life and he will alwaya be in the hearts of luved ones!
Nov 2, 2008 ckendall
Thunder was a very handsome boy! You were very lucky to have had such a wonderful friend! His memories and love will always be with you!
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