By Stephanie Ashley
August 8, 2013
More Than a Decade of Happy Tails
Almost 13 years ago, Steve and Patty Grant found a loyal buddy at Larimer Humane Society. Harley turned out to be a true partner for Steve, hiking dams while he worked his first post-college job and enjoying some of the finest dog parks in Fort Collins, Denver, Lansdale and even Philadelphia. A friend to all critters, Harley got along with every animal from turtles to kittens. His brother, Roscoe joined the family in 2003 and he and Harley became inseparable.
Together, Harley and Roscoe traveled the country with smiles across their snouts. They explored together, rough housed, made new friends and then curled up in one big puppy pile for naps. In August 2012, Harley and his humans said goodbye to Roscoe and mourned the loss of one fourth of their family. Life wasn’t the same, but changes were constant as they welcomed a new addition to the family two short months later, a baby boy named Conor.
Harley, the gentle giant, welcomed Conor with open paws. He didn’t miss a beat - he allowed Conor to pet him and graciously slept through his crying episodes.
Last month, Steve, Patty and Conor’s loyal companion, gentle protector and unwavering confidante reunited with his best friend after losing his battle with lung cancer. With more than a decade of wags, licks and tummy rubs with their two faithful furballs, the Grants have countless memories to call upon.
“We will never forget the memories we shared,” reminisces Steve and Patty. “Roscoe and Harley are now together again watching over their little brother Conor.”