Although Tasha was not technically a F.R.R. dog, without Tasha F.R.R. would never have come into being.
Although she has now gone to the Bridge, we owe so much to her and her memory will always live on in the foundations of Fife Rottweiler Rescue.
Tasha was in a local rescue and not faring well. Gail already had a 9 month old male Rottie, who she had purchased as a pup, when she was asked to foster Tasha until a home could be found for her.
This is what Gail said about Tash - The Legend...
"The first few weeks were fantastic, and although she had absolutely no manners at all, we soon fell in love with her and adopted her officially.
This is where our awareness of Rottweilers in need was awakened, as hard as it is to believe now, we honestly never thought Rottweilers ended up in rescue, hence the reason we brought our first pup.
Whilst I was busy training my male pup, and he was sitting his Kennel Club Good Citizen "Gold" award and starting to compete in Obedience, Tasha was a whole new ball game and challenge I hadn't really been prepared for.
Tash had almost every behavioural issue going, - dog/human aggression, chasing trains and cyclists - you name the problem, and Tash had a wee shot of it.Â This prompted me down the path of studying behaviour and training, and has enabled me to pass on what I learnt from our Tash, and I think her and I did well together because within 2 years I was able to bring other rotties into our home to foster, and Tasha accepted them.
Despite all our problems with Tash, she touched the hearts of everyone who knew her and everyone who met her still have memories to share.
Whilst Tasha may be gone now, she lives on in every single dog who comes through the doors of Fife Rottweiler Rescue.
We miss you Tash, you were one in a million. xxxxx"
In summer 2010, Tasha started suffering from nosebleeds, a visit to the vets determined that she had a nasal tumour, that was inoperable. In August 2010, Tasha started struggling to breathe properly, as the tumour had started growing down her windpipe..
Sadly after a good battle against the cancer, on the 16th of August 2010, Gail and her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to let Tasha go to the Bridge.
R.I.P. TASHA xxxxx