Donna was out checking on another dog when she came up to traffic on Hwy 70. There was a group gathered around a dog who had been hit, and his loyal friend staying by his side, barking. He was badly hurt and his friend was so worried, she broke our heart!
We named them Heart and Soul.
Heart fell asleep on Soul. We're all grieving with her. We are going to get her a little pendant to wear on her collar with some of his ashes so she can always carry him with her. To everyone who lost a dear friend or family member this year, we are so sorry.
Heart was dirty, so stinky, and covered in something gross. Who knows how long and she and Soul were surviving the streets together. Today, she got a much needed, sudsy bath. Time to start healing, baby girl.
"If love could've saved you, you'd live forever."
Soul's ashes came in today. We got Heart a little pendant to wear on her collar and put some of his ashes inside. Now she'll always be able to carry her friend with her, and he can see her become spoiled rotten with a family of her own.
And maybe her forever family will take his ashes home with them when they adopt her. We hope.
Heart is adopted! Look what her new family wrote about her. Of all the people in the world, it looks like she found the most perfect fit.
"Heart is doing wonderfully! I followed her story, which was what drew me to her. Before adopting Heart, we had to put to rest our girl Cheyenne. Our hearts and our male dog, Bo's, heart were shattered. Bo stopped eating, wouldn't play with his toys and barely got up out of his bed. He was missing his best friend, as were we. When I saw Heart's story, that she had just lost her companion, I knew she would be a perfect fit for our family. We could help heal each others hearts.
We got her a new dog collar that has multi colored hearts all over it. Of course, her special angel wing dog tag that holds Soul's ashes is attached and will always be with her.
I purchased a memorial dog plaque and this summer I'm planting a rose garden in in our backyard, I would love nothing more to bury Soul's ashes along with Cheyenne's. Together they can watch over both Bo and Heart.
Heart loves doing zoomies in the backyard, playing with squeaky toys with Bo, and cuddling with her hoomans. It's just my husband and I, but our grandsons come over on the weekends and she absolutely adores the kids, she is so gentle with them. She is also so smart. In just one weeks' time, she has learned how to sit, stay, shake and take treats gently. She is the perfect addition to our family!"
Forever Mom Mieka"
We'd like to give a special shout out to her foster mom and dad for taking her in when she was still so scared, to our adoption team for making this beautiful match, and to our volunteers who loved her and bathed her that first week when she was so depressed. We all had a hand in loving her and getting her to this place and it feels really good! Thank you everyone!!