Westboro, MA – The sweet Miniature Apricot Poodle, Marty McCallan Ahlquist succombed to stomach cancer Tuesday January 25th after a valiant fight. Family and friends were lucky to be graced by Marty’s comical, sweet and strong spirit for 15 wonderful years.
Marty leaves behind his Poodle sister Bella, human sisters Caitlyn and Margot Ahlquist as well as his human parents Robb and Madeleine Ahlquist.
Marty was born near Providence, Rhode Island and left his litter as a 10-week-old to reside with the Ahlquist family in Massachusetts, where he remained for his whole life.
Marty loved to keep a close watch on the neighborhood, play with his sisters, and be mischievous in the kitchen whenever he could.
His willpower was unmatched when it came to seeking something scrumptious off of the countertop. He applied this same determination to making his humans feel better whenever they were down. Marty never left their side until he cheered them up in some way.
Even when Bella entered his home as a rambunctious puppy when Marty was an older dog, he took it in stride. Marty allowed Bella to lure him away from his favorite neighborhood watch game to play and bond.
He will be dearly missed by all who encountered him.
Marty will be laid to rest in a private ceremony by the Ahlquist family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Poodle Rescue of New England.
A private service was held for Marty by the Ahlquist family.