In 2011, I was sent a picture of a terribly sad, defeated looking older blind Beagle. I offered to foster her through Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. She came to me, "very old", according to her vets, with a heart murmur, blind from glaucoma, with 2 cancerous masses on her abdomen, and unable to walk around the block.
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in sickness and in health
Kai came into my life almost 14 years ago. I like to tell her that we were destined to be together. She has saved me from dark days countless times, and loved me unconditionally even when I know I didn’t deserve it. She has taught me to open my heart and how to love more deeply than I ever could have imagined.
I wanted to share the story of my aging pit bull mix Tembo, since he's the love of my life! I adopted Tembo in 2007. He had been at the small upstate NY animal control facility for 7 months, being passed over due to his "breed." He was infrequently walked and sleeping on concrete. When I met him, I knew that with exercise and routine, he would be lovely. Well he is more than lovely, he's perfect. He is kind, sensitive and sweet. Tembo is good with dogs, cats, and everything in between.
Molly, a Border Collie X Labrador, was given up by her previous owner in a pretty bad way on 28th October 2016. She was 13, deaf, suffering from arthritis, spondylosis (a spine condition), a double ear infection, and was so weak that she could barely walk. Because of the state she was in, and her age, she was placed into foster care with myself and my girlfriend, Adele, on the 10th November.