A shelter volunteer describes ten-year-old "Randy," as puzzled. Puzzled as to why, after all these years of living in a home, he is now at an animal control facility in California, surrounded by strangers.
Puzzled as to why he no longer is with his long-time friend and companion, Flower, a nine-year-old mixed breed dog who was surrendered at the same time.
Puzzled as to why he does not have his own bed to enjoy anymore and puzzled as to why he sees only the faces of strangers now.
A volunteer describes a how Randy reacted to a sweet token of kindness at the South Los Angeles Animal Control facility:
(Randy) who approached this bed (that our truly wonderful volunteer Dean so kindly laid out for him) as if it were something from another planet.
First one toe of one foot, then one whole foot, touched the soft cushion. Randy stopped and looked around. The leg moved slightly. Another foot started towards the bed. Then a third. Finally, the fourth.
Now what to do? Well, heck, lay down, of course!
Randy's friend, Flower, is described as "bored," by her new, less than swank surroundings. No doubt, she is confused by her current state of affairs as well.
Randy and Flower were surrendered to the facility when their owner moved.
At the time that the dogs were surrendered, the owner stated that the dogs were "old," as if that explanation could somehow ease the sting of what they were doing.
As if, at the ages of nine and ten years, Flower and Randy were "too far gone," to enjoy any more of their life.
Make no mistake, these two dogs still have a lot of love to share. All that they need is a chance to do so.
- Randy - ID#A1364356, 85 lbs, neutered, 10 yrs of age
- Flower - ID#A1364357, 55 lbs, spayed, 9 years of age
- Shelter: S. Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, 3612 11th Ave. L.A. 90018 (213) 485-0117 or -0119.
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