Dear Beth and all of you who do so much to help:
I want to thank all of you for the amazing work you do to try and save as many wonderful companions as you can. I was so lucky to have found your group as you brought Lucy (formally Dolly) into my life after I had lost my beloved Max. When he passed away on March 30, 2009, I knew that another dog could not replace the unique personality he was but when on April 17, 2009, Lucy- a 12 week old puppy, came into my life she brought with it a sparkle and never-ending character all her own.
In coming to work with me everyday, she became just what the office needed as we were going through some structural changes. And as luck would have it, two weeks after adopting Lucy, I had to have emergency surgery to repair a damaged knee. Once I returned to work a week after the surgery, Lucy found herself the center of everyone’s world as each person at the office came together to take her on her routine walks (several a day) and sometimes just playing with a stick outside was what some people needed to help them unwind. Lucy grew in many ways, not just physically. She became the office mascot greeting clients and learning how and when to behave appropriately, sometimes begrudgingly. Once I recovered fully it was on to puppy training classes. I don’t think they worked as well as they could have, but we had fun the entire time!
Lucy was not an “only child” for too long. Having the feeling she was just missing a true companion, unlike Max who practically grew up along side my son, Lucy needed that special “someone” who could really help her in the next phase of her puppy-hood. We decided to adopt another rescue dog. Yes it was from another rescue group, but a rescue group nonetheless. We named her new big sister Lola, a 1 and 1/2 year old black lab mix, who came into our lives and our hearts on September 20, 2009.
Lucy and Lola have been inseparable ever since. They do it all together -from coming to the office, to running non stop, to deciding when it is time to take a nap, to making sure that I will never need another alarm clock as long as I live.
Lucy just celebrated her first birthday on February 1st and of course we had a cake to mark the occasion! We will of course celebrate Lola on April 1st to mark her 2nd birthday and there will be cake, rest assured.
I cannot express the joy my girls, my precious rescued from death girls, have brought and will continue to bring into my life. I wish I could save them all and maybe one day I will rescue another lucky dog.
Simply said-thank you for all you do.