When I fired up my computer this morning and began to read Carly's story, I thought, "oh, no. Another senior pulled and 'humanely euthanized'." Boy, did I have a lesson to learn.
"We brought Carly home from Carson Shelter yesterday. After a visit to our vet it was determined that Carly has a grade 3 (out of 6) heart murmur. She is blind in one eye and the other eye has a cataract, severely limiting her vision. Carley is also deaf with significant arthritis in all four limbs. The vet believes Carly is about 15-years-old (the shelter had her at 10-years-old). "
"When we adopted Fairfield (from Priceless Pets) in May, we knew he was very sick and old. Sadly, he died two days later. After Fairfield passed, we promised ourselves that we would adopt another dog who needed hospice care. Well, Carly is that dog. Carly will get all of the love, attention and medical care she needs to keep her comfortable and happy for as long as she lives."
My heart almost burst. I've been lucky enough to learn over the years from the many animals the system ruled 'unsavable' to trust those beings and the life force which empowered them to survive. What right have I to take that life from them?
I've been lucky enough to study homeopathy and holistic support and have a house full of wonderful dogs and cats from death row sentences for all things from demodex to cancer to blindness to deafness to behavior..all thriving on good diet and holistic support.
So, when I began to read Carly's story and the hackles on the back of my neck began to stand up, was I pleasantly...joyfully surprised to read Craig's commitment to saving Carly and making her life that she'd fought so hard to live a happy and peaceful existence.
Other's began to chime in,"I, too, have Seniors (5 Cockers) and this is how it should be for these beloved creatures of God. Thank you for devoting time, energy, finances and most of all the love and care they need to pass peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge when it's time."
"GOT TWO BLIND AND OR MOST FOR THE ONE , OTHER ALL THE WAY BLIND , AND GOING DEAF. BOTH , TURN 15 IN NOV AND FEB, THEY STILL KICKIN' IT , THEY FALLOW ME BY SMELL THE ONE , OTHER STILL DOING HER OWN THING. GOD BLESS YA FOR STILL SEEING THE PUP HAS LIFE TO LIVE STILL."
If there were more good people like this, maybe we wouldn't be killing 30,000 dogs a day in our country. If more good people believed in the power of the life force, maybe some of these high priced vets whose bloated bills accompany so many senior pets to high kill pounds wouldn't be able to get away with murder.
Thank you Craig Coulter and family for saving Carly and for teaching this old calloused hard burnt out rescuer a beautiful lesson today. Thank you for reminding me there truly is more good than bad in our sad old world. God bless the Coulters and God bless Carly.
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