The Blog Post We Never Wanted to Write

January 18, 2020 2 min read 11 Comments

4-Legger says goodbye to Tobie the iconic brand mascot

It is with a profound sense of grief and sorrow that we share with you our beloved Tobie has passed away.  Many of you reached out with words of comfort and encouragement after she suffered a cerebellar stroke just before Christmas.  Tobie fought as hard as she could and endured several days in the ICU trying to get better but unfortunately suffered 2 other massive neurological declines which left her body unable to heal.

You can see from this video that Tobie tried very hard in her therapy sessions and we still know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she had the heart of a lion in her small body.  

Tobie passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning - under her beloved Christmas tree and surrounded by her family.

We are heartbroken at the great and un-fillable void left by Tobie’s passing.  She was a bright light of joy and simplicity; loyalty and devotion; companion and comforter. We will never get over the loss of this precious little dog. We will however, be thankful for her life, for the many lessons she taught us, for the happiness she brought to every single day. We will also be forever grateful to her medical team, particularly her neurologist who cared as much for Tobie as we could ever have imagined. We are forever in a debt of gratitude and thankfulness for everyone who has come alongside us during this most challenging chapter in 4-Legger’s history. 

You will continue to see Tobie’s sweet face - every time you see the 4-Legger logo on any product we have ever made.  Tobie IS the face of 4-Legger and has been from the beginning. Her brother Henry Clay was the inspiration behind 4-Legger as a result of his battle with cancer, but Tobie’s picture has always been the living and breathing face of 4-Legger and our hope for the future in making the lives of these precious companions safer and healthier.

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11 Responses

Leslie D'Amico
Leslie D'Amico

February 19, 2020

I am so very very sorry for the Loss of your Tobie, I have loss pets in the past, I have two rescues my Buddy & my Leia, I got Bud eight yrs ago he was almost a yr old, he came at a time in my life when I needed him, a yr later my mom past (my mom & I were extremely close) if it wasn’t for my Bud I would not be here today we have a special bond/connection, last yr I adopted my Leia from I women who had Leia for three yrs then decided she didn’t want her any more like a use car, Leia just turned 4, she is so smart & she just brings so much joy & love into Bud & my lives, I truly don’t know how I would cope when it is time for them to go over to the rainbow bridge, they are my kids, my life, my loves, I always say to people “I wish they could live with us as long as we live & we all go together”, what a wonderful family Tobie had, there is nothing in this world that can take the love away that is shared by us humans & our furbabies, our kids, not even death, Tobie will forever be in your hearts as you all are in Tobie’s heart, god bless💕

NormanWilkes
NormanWilkes

February 14, 2020

Keep up the good work! I like your blog.
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Jeanne Silveri
Jeanne Silveri

January 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our Barbie this last July at 14 years. She is always in our hearts. Tobie will always be in yours as well. God bless you and your family.

Tina
Tina

January 20, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Tobie, no words can express the deep sorry we have when our dogs pass for our dog provide us with so much, the only thing that makes me go on after losing my own wonderful dog is the love and joy they have provided us over the years that will be forever in us.My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Beth Buffa
Beth Buffa

January 20, 2020

I am so saddened to read about Tobie’s passing. Your devotion to her was amazing. Thank you for helping us pet parents learn more about Strokes. As I read your Post the wonderful things you said about Tobie reminded me of our girl Lace who passed almost 2 years ago. We all love our Furbabies, but sometimes you get a “once in a lifetime” furbaby ! Take comfort knowing you gave Tobie a wonderful life, and you have all of the great Memories !

Sheila Arnold
Sheila Arnold

January 19, 2020

There are no words that could possibly be the right words to express my sympathies for your loss.
I know your profound love for Tobie and how she was a HUGE part of your family. All I want you both to know is how much I love you both and that I will be praying for God to bring peace and healing to your hearts. All my love.

Peggy and Greg Licari
Peggy and Greg Licari

January 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss of Tobie. May you find peace and strength in knowing you gave her the greatest gift, a life with you full of love and laughter. Our pets teach us so much about what really matters in life. God be with you now and always.

Pam Hagemeyer
Pam Hagemeyer

January 19, 2020

There really are no adequate words to express my sorrow for the loss of your sweet baby, Tobie. May God comfort you in His peace and love.

Marie Gruber
Marie Gruber

January 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. She was such a brave little one. She is never any farther away than your heart. Thank you for sharing her with us … saying prayers for you for peace and healing. God Bless … she is running free and joyful.

Annette Holladay
Annette Holladay

January 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Tobie knew your love til the end…and that is alot. We lost 2 to cancer last year and we know through research and experience how important clean foods and products are to prevent these dreadful diseases. Thank you for all you do to support that. Please consider that their energies remain with us…look and listen with your heart.

Amy Attaway
Amy Attaway

January 18, 2020

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. They simply don’t live long enough but I feel certain that Tobie lived as well as she possibly could have because of you. Prayers said for strength and peace for you.

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