How an Adopted Dog Became the Greatest Blessing a Woman Could’ve Had

“I have a chronic, sometimes debilitating illness, but even as a puppy Joey was content to snuggle next to me in bed and take care of me.”

 

 

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Submitted to the Animal Rescue Site by Suellen of Englewood, Ohio:

I found Joey’s picture online at an animal shelter site. I had just lost my dog Tanner Joe suddenly of uncertain circumstances and my heart was broken. Tanner found me when he was lost without a home and I took him in. He was only four when he died. Needing to mend my broken heart, we drove over an hour to the animal shelter where Joey was.

We took him into the “get acquainted room,” and he was full of energy and loved to give kisses. He was thought to be about six months old. I had to have him – he was [an] adorable, yellow Lab mix, [with] some shepherd in him because he had the fanned tail.

I have a chronic, sometimes debilitating illness, but even as a puppy Joey was content to snuggle next to me in bed and take care of me. He went through so many sad life events with me – divorce, losing my house, moving four times – but he was always there for me.

He loved his daddy, even after the divorce, and adored our daughter, and recently my granddaughter. We were all his. He loved to rub his forehead on us, as if to say “you are mine,” and when my daughter was young we started to show our affection to him the same way rubbing our face in his fur saying, “mine, mine, mine.” That usually made him playful, too.

He had awful allergies, and was taking five antihistamines and a steroid. The steroids made him gain weight, and as he grew older his hips grew weaker and eventually he was taking pain pills, as well. Even through this, he was always the caregiver. We loved and spoiled him every day.

I had to help him across the rainbow bridge this week, it was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. I could not let my baby boy suffer in pain though, because I know what that is like. We miss him so much – he was a gift from God and we will always love him, forever in our hearts.

 

10 thoughts on “How an Adopted Dog Became the Greatest Blessing a Woman Could’ve Had

  1. I know when I lost my rescue dog Benji I thought my world had ended but after 6 months I felt ready to adopt again and we did and I have the most darling little fur babies ever – my Max and Molly make my life worth living

  2. My heart goes out to you I no how you feel it now you have another loving dog make him as happy as your last dog they all are different in there little ways God bless you

  3. So sorry for your loss…. We had our girl for 13yrs (a rescued greyhound) when we lost her we thought we could never do it again, but a month later we couldn’t help but to adopt a 5 1/2 month old pit mix (last breed we ever thought) but wouldn’t have it any other way

  4. Hercules was attacked by coyotes Saturday night (4/23/16) and is fighting for his life. He’s in critical condition and is currently at Cascade veterinarian hospital in Wartrace Tn. He was given a very slim chance to survive but against all odds has managed to stay alive. His progress is very slow and will need months to recover and extensive veterinarian care. Please help share this and save our Hercules. , https://www.gofundme.com/2dg39s5g

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