We received this beautiful memorial for Tater Tot from his forever mom:
I wanted to share Tater Tot’s story and let everyone at French Bulldog Village know how much this organization has meant to me. I adopted Tater Tot (formerly known as Whisper) in 2009. He was a breeder surrender who was born deaf. On a stormy winter night in NYC, I picked him up from the airport and met, what I can only describe, as a judgy old man trapped in a 9-week-old puppy’s body. His dogwalker even referred to him as “El Viejo” which means old man in Spanish. Because he was deaf, he always stared you right in the eyes, and you could see the wheels turning in his head. To most he was a weird curmudgeon, who wanted what he wanted when he wanted it. Didn’t love other dogs (dogs were beneath him!), didn’t like cats, but did like to be praised and got very angry when not admired. Very few people got him, but if you were one of the lucky ones who did get him, you had an unbreakable special relationship. In his eleven years on this Earth he saw me through a divorce, another bad break up, three states, five zip codes, and three jobs working in health care (during Covid no less.) He was my ride or die! I lost him three months ago to an insulinoma, but he went peacefully swaying in a hammock. Tater Tot was the glue that kept me together, and there will never be another judgy stubborn crabby old man Frenchie who can take his place. Sorry if this is long winded, but I wanted to let you all know how special this dog was to me. I can’t thank you enough for everything you do and hope to be of service in the future. I had eleven great years with a deaf stubborn Frenchie and once my current puppies are older, would like to explore fostering deaf French bulldogs. I’ll leave you with a few photos of Tater Tot, giving the side eye, and being his true self.
Thank you again!"
Tater Tot sounds like he was one special guy. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing. He obviously was very loved and spoiled. RIP Tater Tot....one day you will see your mom again.