Tiki Teddy (Bear) Iz Rumpkin, 41
Teddy passed away at 10:02 EDT (7:02 p.m. PDT) on Sunday, July 1, in Bloomington, Indiana, outside of the First Presbyterian Church underneath an ornamental pear tree. Rumpkin was born in Sebastopol, California, in November 2007, by dame Heaven Sent who was sired by CH Q.T. Arbuckle. Teddy and many championship French bulldogs were bred by Fulla Bulla French Bulldogs.
The MonroeCounty area has been subject to a month draught and recent consecutive days of temperatures exceeding 95 degrees with high humidity. Teddy passed while in his owner’s arms, David A. Dailey, of heat stroke, inside their new used air-conditioned Chevy Impala.
He leaves behind one godfather, Ron Orozco of Daly City, California, and six godmothers throughout the United States.
Teddy was a brindle Frenchy and recent blue-ribbon winner at the 2012 Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, finishing second as best of the French bulldog breed.
In addition to being a winning show dog, Teddy was a therapy dog, trained and licensed service-assistance dog, loyal, cover (book: Lessons Learned from Dogs) boy, and a real “chick magnet” who loved other dogs and chasing balls, no matter how large.
Interment will be at 1:00 on July 5 in the ForeverFriendsGarden at the OaklawnMemorialCemetery in HamiltonCounty near north Indianapolis, “The Circle City”. The burial site is at 9700 Allisonville Road, Indy.
(a) Memorials can be sent to Teddy’s Facebook page at: Tiki Teddy Iz Rumpkin.
(b) Donations may be made to Canine Companions of Santa Rosa, California.