About 2 years ago, Priceless Pet Rescue took a chance on a senior beagle named, Wally. He was left in a night time drop box and he had a laundry list of medical problems. He was given months to live and he turned it into just about 2 years…2 of the best years of my life. At 6:10pm on, February 24th, 2016, the dog we know as Wallelujah took his last breath and crossed over to the other side. I came home that night and wrote him this letter so he had......
My last blog was a letter to Betty’s previous family. It was basically a fictional story based on actual events. And while I certainly do not expect people to agree with me 100% of the time, I recently came across a person who really took what I wrote to heart. Here’s what she wrote in response to the letter: “I’m sorry, but that whole “I’m not here to judge you” line is bull and we all know it. Maybe her old owner(s) were old. Old people die all the time and they......
Growing up, my parents always used music to describe how they were feeling. I don’t quite remember how old I was but my parents had got into this huge argument. I don’t know what it was about but my dad went out to Tower Records (yes, I’m aging myself!) and came back with a 45 record of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. It brought my mom to tears and they never quite fought that bad again. Ever since that day I realized the power......
As most of you know, Wally hasn’t been feeling well. He has been having trouble getting up and walking so I took him into the vet yesterday. Turns out our favorite beagle has some ACL damage among his other ailments that come along with getting old. The ACL is the most concerning at the moment. Wally is 12 years old so surgery is not an option so he needs to lose some weight and is on pain meds and anti-inflammatories. The good news is that I had to carry him into the......
Yesterday, I became a foster failure….again. I adopted old man Wally. I’m pretty sure you all saw this coming before I did but I truly had every intention of finding this guy his forever home. I just didn’t realize that it was right here with Penny, Elvis, and I. Let me break down Wally’s story real quick for those of you who don’t know…. Wally was stuffed in a night depository box at a high kill shelter. Our girl pulling dogs at the time could not let him spend his last days......
Sorry for the lack of posts last week. It was quite an eventful week! I was involved in pulling 6 dogs from a high kill shelter and then took in a mama pup and her NINE puppies under my roof to give her a place to raise her puppies. I thought today I’d give you a “day in the life” of what one day last week was like and how we all work together at Priceless Pets to save these dogs…. 7am: I don’t even need an alarm anymore. I just wake......
Not really sure what my penchant is for dogs and Beatles songs but they just seem to fit. However, I did not name Lucy nor did I name Wally but they still fit into the whole “Beatles thing”. Anyways, I realized that I’ve been fostering Wally for nearly a month and have yet to tell you his story. Less than a day after Fairfield got adopted, I was asked to take a senior beagle named, Wally, in. Wally was put in a night depository box at the pound. Not sure of the......