So, Sweetie is looking for a forever home, where she can be the only dog. Someone that doesn't mind that she likes to just hang and takes a lot of naps. But she loves car rides and just being with her person. I know because she's attached herself to me as a substitute for her Mom. Why don't I just keep her, then, you ask? Because I have the maximum number of dogs, and there are so many others that need my help.
Yes, she's an old dog, and she's a pit bull, but she was named "Sweetie" for a reason. She really is a sweet one, except to other dogs. Oftentimes I wonder why people have such a low tolerance for older beings - dogs or human. Maybe because the are set in their ways? Perhaps because they can be cantankerous or need too much attention?
My mother-in-law lives in an assisted living community five minutes from us. On our frequent visits to check up on her or take her out or over to our house, I've observed so many sad, broken, lonely elderly people who have been warehoused and forgotten. Their families apparently have little use for them. How can that be right? When you love someone or something, it should be a commitment for life. My mother-in-law often just shakes her head on our way out and says, "It's so nice to have family that cares."
In Sweetie's case, she lost her "family" through no fault of her owner. Death separated them, and even through death, her person makes sure she has what she needs. She took the extra step to care for her beloved friend. It saddens me to know that many of us turn our backs on once-loved individuals - human or dogs.
So, if you can find it in your heart to love an older dog who only wants to find another person to go through time with, a dog that will be forever devoted to you, contact me about Sweetie. And hug your parents and grandparents every day and let them know you love them. You'll be surprised at how good it will make you feel.
Til Next Time,
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