Angus Fala: May 5, 2001 – February 28, 2015

From Ainsley McKenna, Angus’s Adopted sister, and Biological Niece (I’m his brother’s daughter):

Angus passed away yesterday afternoon.  His lymphoma spread quickly, and he was in quite a lot of distress, and had stopped eating…anything.

With the lymphoma and the cushings, and now with the lymphoma spreading quickly and into the intestines, the staff just couldn’t put him through anymore.  They didn’t want the little man to suffer needlessly.

Angus thought he would have time to make a proper goodbye.  But in the end, he just didn’t feel like doing anything.  So I am taking charge and notifying you beloved readers, his friends, everyone of you.

So, looking as much as I could emotionally take at his old pics, I found one from 10 years ago.  April 2005.  One you haven’t probably seen before.  Just a pic of Angus (looking a lot like me, I dare to add) with his beloved hooman sis, while she was still at home and in high school.

Just an ordinary picture of an ordinary day of an extraordinary Scottie.DSC00553

By the way, as the new chief executive of Angus Fala Worldwide, I will be taking over this page soon.   I never could pretend I’m Angus, and can’t manage like him, and don’t have his voice.  Though we are blood, I’m my own Scottie.   But I’m gonna take a little break before I start posting here. I’m sure you understand.

Ainsley McKenna, CEO
Angus Fala Worldwide Enterprises

54 thoughts on “Angus Fala: May 5, 2001 – February 28, 2015”

  1. I love this picture. I miss Angus greatly; he was a part of my daily life. However, I am glad to see you stepping into your executive role. On the matter of what we discussed yesterday, I believe that an immediate dismissal is due for Mr. Bear. Aunt Judy is a great judge of character and I don’t see her throwing a thumbs up in his direction. Also, on your first agenda, I think you need to enforce a stricter feline policy. I mean, what self-respecting Scottie lays around with cats. It’s bad enough that your daddy is named Catman. Just remember: Give a cat an inch and he’ll jump up on the counter. You should consider having that printed up for your desk. Condolences and congratulations are a two edged sword. Regardless, you have ours and we are at your service. ~ Indy and Lucy

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  2. To know that you will continue on, or soldier on in Angus speak, is commendable and brave. You have huge shoes to fill but I am sure you will bring solid scientific research to back up your findings and observations. I know that many are looking forward to reading your blog and we are grateful to have this blog continued whenever you feel up to it. Much love to you and your family at this very sad time.

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  3. There was only one Angus Gala, and I am honoured to have known him and to have had him as my friend. I miss him so much already. I want you to know if you ever need to talk I’m here for you. Thank you for sharing Angus with us all. We will never forget Sarge xxxx

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  4. Angus Fala was writing this blog because the Zuckerman was throwing pet accounts off Facebook. Well, in true Angus fashion he showed that Zucker who was in charge of if and when he would leave FB. God speed dearest Angus, you will be missed. We at our house know Ainsley, you will be up to filling those huge paws he has left behind. I treasure all the fun I have had reading and participating in Angus’ escapades. At rest now soldier.

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  5. Having just gone through this, we know how you feel. You have no bird to take over the blog? The decision to help them cross is easy when they’re suffering and the quality of life is a minus number. Angus was fortunate, most Scotties don’t get to celebrate their 13th birthday.

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  6. I have always delighted in the fact that Angus and I share birthdays…a big one for both of us coming up. We should still celebrate Angus on May 5 th, don’t you think?

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  7. Ainsley, you will have your own voice, one that we will all be looking forward too. As Trisha Jones, points out, Mr Bear needs to be kicked to the curb. ASAP.

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  8. My heart is so sore to read of Angus’s passing. As Trisha said ‘he was part of my daily life’. I will miss him so much and my thoughts and huge hugs go to Catman, Mama, Human Sis, Ainsley and even the cats. It would be remiss of me not to mention Aunt Judy and Uncle Bob as well. RIP Angus. You will have taught Ainsley the ropes, so we look forward to hearing from her when she is ready. XXXXX

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  9. Oh No….we have not know you very long…and we already miss Stg. Angus…we know he is with all the other Scottie buddy’s running the show….Ainsley, we know once you decide to post again you will carry on the great tradition Angus made….we have lots of prayers for you and Mama.

    The Mad Scots
    Susie, Sidbite & Mickey

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  10. Angus Fala​, I will always remember what a good sport you were. Letting the hoomans put those silly hats and sunglasses on you and take your picture, stuff most of us pooches put up with! But you’d do anything to make your peoples smile.

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  11. Angus, so sorry to hear of your passing but no one wanted you to suffer. You definitely gave me a smile everyday and I always looked forward to your posts. You were one of a kind Sir. RIP. Condolences and hugs to your hooman staff and Ainsley. So glad to hear she will be taking over Angus Fala Worldwide Enterprises and keeping us updated with posts. xoxox

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  12. Sweet Ainsley. Thank you for continuing his legacy. You and I were blessed with the greatest brothers in the world. And while you may be sad, just remember he is always in your heart . And Angus will probably still be whispering commands to you!
    We look forward to hearing more about Ainsely’s adventures.
    With lots of love to you and your family, Rosy, Annie & Mom & Dad.

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  13. Words can’t describe the pain a lot of us are feeling with the loss of our beloved Angus, but v we’ll be here for you Ainsley. We love you too! !!

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  14. I was so sad to see the news about Angus. But I will imagine him running and playing ball at the big dog park in the sky. Lab hugs and luv to you all.
    Willow Wiggles

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  15. Angus lives on and we welcome you as the Director. He fought the good fight and now it is your turn to give voice. Just be yourself & we look forward to reading your post after your break.

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  16. Near this spot
    Are deposited the Remains
    of one
    Who possessed Beauty
    Without Vanity,
    Strength without Insolence,
    Courage without Ferocity,
    And all the Virtues of Man
    Without his Vices.

    When some proud son of man returns to earth,
    Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth,
    The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
    And storied urns record who rests below.
    When all is done, upon the tomb is seen,
    Not what he was, but what he should have been.
    But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
    The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
    Whose honest heart is still his master’s own,
    Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
    Unhonored falls, unnoticed all his worth,
    Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth —
    While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
    And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

    Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
    Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power —
    Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
    Degraded mass of animated dust!
    Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
    Thy smiles hypocrisy, thy words deceit!
    By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
    Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
    Ye, who perchance behold this simple urn,
    Pass on — it honors none you wish to mourn.
    To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
    I never knew but one — and here he lies.

    – Lord Byron

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  17. We are so, so, sorry. We know how hard it is to lose a furry loved one.
    Our Uncle Fergus passed away from the big C two years ago (he had cushings too).

    I bet Angus Fala is with Fergus over the bridge, being beautiful, brave Scotties together. ❤

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  18. We do not know you and we never met Angus but have popped over from the POTP bloggie to say how very sorry we are that you had to say goodbye to your sweet boy…sending our love to you all Fozziemum xxx

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  19. My heart just did flip flops and tears in my eyes. I understand what Angus was going through and his humans. May G-d’s blessings be with all of you and Angus. He is now at the Rainbow Bridge giving orders even to my Duffy you died so too soon. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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  20. SO sorry to hear of Angus’s crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. Sad for you, Ainsley and family, but good for Angus. I’m sure he wouldn’t want you to be in a hurry to join him. Good job taking over the page. Someone’s gotta take care of the peeps. Thinking of you…
    Licks,
    Marley

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