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September 4, 2019
WARNING...YOU MAY CRY WHEN READING!
I'm not too sure where to start this story. Last March I adopted Laverne and Shirley to a really wonderful lady who lived in San Rafael, CA with her 7 year old Chihuahua Rocky. She was retired, and home all the time and she loved dogs. These precious ones where her life. She loved them so much.
So, last night Darrell got up to go potty and I was having a hard time sleeping so I got up too. Then I came out to the office for a little while and I checked my email in hoping it would put me back to sleep. Fat chance! I received a message from the daughter in law of the lady who adopted Laverne and Shirley. It said she died unexpectedly yesterday (9/3/19.) She wanted to know if I could take all three dogs. Well of course I replied back with YES and that we'd touch base in the morning. So, do you think I could go back to sleep knowing that these precious little ones lost their mama?
She was feeling uncomfortable in her chest, called 911 and by the time emergency services arrived she was in rough shape. Had a massive heart attack and couldn't pull out of it.
This morning I got in touch with the daughter in law and the dogs were still in their house. So, I drove 2.5 hours to San Rafael and Thelma joined me for the ride. She went over with Darrell and I when we adopted them and she loves riding in the car! I meet another daughter in law at the apartment and we pack all the doggie things up and Rocky and Laverne and Shirley and left about 11 am and headed back home.
I can't begin to describe how my heart totally hurts for these three doggies and for the family who lost a loved one. This lady loved her dogs and she kept in perfect contact with me. She lived to make her dogs content and happy and provide a great environment for them. When I was there adopting the dogs, we spoke of this very thing and I promised her if something every happened to her that I would be here in a flash for the dogs. She felt so relieved as she said she was in good health but you never know. She said when it's my time I want to go fast! (She got her wish) I used her potty when I was there and above her toilet she had a rather unique photo of a Dalmatian. She told me she used to have one. She really liked art and she had a lot of cool photos. I told her I really liked that Dalmatian picture and she told me "TAKE IT!". I felt awkward and I said that's ok you keep it. She said well if anything ever happens to me "TAKE IT!". So today I kindly asked if I could "TAKE IT", so now I have it! I need to decorate the walls in one of my doggie condos so this photo will go up so her spirit for dogs will live on and I can share the story of how important it is to have a plan for your doggies if something should happen to you. This is the second time we've lost and adopter suddenly and have gotten the doggies back. Wouldn't want it any other way!
Now, if you have a whole in your home and heart for 3 dogs, please come forward!!! They could use a new mama. Till then it'll be me. I could split them up, but if I did it the two girls need to stay together for sure. However, they're all used to each other and Rocky is a wonderful big brother and right now I want to try and find them a home all together. I own them to try my hardest. Lucy was her for one year and Betty White for 6 months so we can do this!!!
Please share this around so we have more opportunities to help them find a perfect home.
Oh, I forgot...Rocky is about 7-8 years old, maybe weighs about 18 pounds and the two girls will be one year old on Sept 23.
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Meet Danny...He's on a stray hold with us thru the Stockton Shelter. He will officially be a Poke-A-Dot's doggie real soon. He's a total sweetheart and he will need to have full vetting done and recover and then he'll be ready for his forever home.
His age is about 1-2.
I've been wanting to name a dog Edrie after my cousin Edrie. Edrie is now 80 and I can't hardly believe it. I was really close to her and her mom growing up. Edrie was a professor of dance and Temple University in Philadelphia for several years. Edrie is one of my inspirations from the time I was about 13 years old to NOW! When Edrie used to come and visit her parents she would let me know and we'd either meet up at my grandparents house or at her parents' house for a visit. I remember one day we were standing in the kitchen in my grandmother's house and she told me never stop trying to reach for the stars. Set goals for yourself and achieve them doing your very, very best. When I was younger I really tried hard to stop and listen and then do. I still do this today. Anyways, thank you Edrie for being one of my rocks when I was younger and now you keep inspiring me to be the best I can each and every day. I love you very much and I am so grateful to have you in my life and my only wish is that we didn't live so far away from each other.
Now back to the Edrie the doggie...she's less than one year old, she just had all of her vetting done today, and she LOVES TO DANCE! I will post a video of her dancing. She loves other small dogs and she'll be ready for adoption shortly.
This is little Rose a 3-4 months old little Poodle mix who was originally in the Modesto Shelter. She loves other dogs and is one awesome puppy! Sorry, I (Sheri) are not available for adoption. Haha