Sunday, September 23, 2018

Bruzzo the Rhodesian Ridgeback

Today I learned of the sad and senseless story behind the tragic death of Bruzzo the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Bruzzo the Rhodesian Ridgeback RIP
Bruzzo the Dog
My sister first texted and then phoned me today to talk about some of the details. She had told me back in July about the fact that Bruzzo ran off whilst visiting the "pet-friendly" Madeline Island. Alas, it wasn't "pet-friendly" for poor Bruzzo!!

Much to do was done to try and find Bruzzo. This effort was supported by many compassionate people both on and off Madeline Island.

When I looked at this photo of Bruzzo, I remember remarking to my sister how he looks like a hunting dog. He is/was a very noble looking dog for sure. That made me wonder, how could someone shoot and kill a dog that definitely looked like someone's pet with a collar.

I do not know the details behind the shooting and killing of Bruzzo. I would think the person who committed this sad and senseless act must surely feel badly about their actions.

Before today, I literally knew nothing about this breed. Reading the Wikipedia reference on the Rhodesian Ridgeback, this breed has "previously been known as Van Rooyen's lion dog or the African Lion Hound or African Lion Dog — simba inja in Ndebele, shumba imbwa in Shona — because of its ability to keep a lion at bay while awaiting its master's arrival."

I don't have anything more to add, at the moment, about this sad and senseless tragedy. Perhaps God will grant me some divine wisdom as I contemplate the state of affairs. RIP sweet Bruzzo! May you be chasing your tail and having a fine time up there in doggy heaven.

There is a public group on Facebook, Angry Mob Against Dog Murderers, which I just joined, to learn about the facts behind this tragedy and to add my voice to the effort of seeking #justiceforbruzzo !!