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Wings for Lola

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#1 OFFLINE   Vicky


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:04 PM

Sweet Lola was turned over to rescue in 2008 at the ripe age of 12 because her mom had new carpet place and she didn't want it peed on.
Lola lived in foster care with Leslie Snyder for well over a year when a miracle happened. That miracle was Tom, an ig show dad who decided this summer that he needed to pay back by adopting a senior who would otherwise languish. That senior was Lola with a congnitally blind eye, neuro tremors, cataracts and a friendly sweet disposition. She was a seal girl, much like Tom's beloved angel Trailways. Lola's medical issues progressed more quickly than imagined and this morning Tom held her as she crossed the bridge. He was stunned by the callousness of someone dumping her after 12 years of service. Her last months with Tom were happy for her and his only regret is that he didn't have her for the entire 13 years.

Fly free sweet Lola, you were loved at last

#2 OFFLINE   lilven


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:30 PM

My condolences to Tom, Leslie, and all those touched by Lola.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:36 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Tom, Lola, and Leslie. I'm glad Tom was able to be with her when she passed.
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#4 OFFLINE   igandwhippetlover


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:40 PM

Prayers for Tom and Lola. Run free at the rainbow bridge Lola.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:23 PM

Run free, sweet Lola.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

Our thoughts are with you Tom and we are so sorry for your loss but so glad you gave Lola a happy end of life.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

She is free of illness and young again. Playing with all the dogs up there in rainbow bridge. Including "Bullet" my dad's dalmation we had for 16 years, he died a few years back. Welcome Lola with open paws mr.B!!!


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:20 AM

Oh....how sad. I know her last month with Tom was one filled with love. Run free, Lola and tell Star I love her. Attached File  igbridge.gif   2.78KB   0 downloads
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:31 AM

Lola's passing sooner than anticipated is sad, but kudos to Tom, Leslie, and all involved in making the rest of her time here happy and enjoyable. She passed knowing she was loved - and while I know it is hard, it should make you feel good as well.
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

I remember when Lola's former mother contacted me about taking her. I had just had surgery on both hands and typed her back anyway telling her I would take Lola with great enthusiasm (and painkillers). We agreed to meet at a playdate in Orlando where this woman arrived extra early with poor Lola. She made extreme overtures, crying and whatnot, and told me to make sure I took good care of Lola. (As if I wouldn't?)

The woman left without a backward glance and poor Lola wandered around this dog park looking for her mother who had just abandoned her. This was the most pitiful sight I had seen so far doing rescue. For the first time, I actually broke down and cried for this poor dog who had been such a good girl to someone so shallow. Normally surrenders don't bother me because I am glad for the dog being away from someone who doesn't want them any more, but Lola was different.

Lola had a bad eye, and I lovingly called her Lola Ebola, actually I would sing it to her. She had an incredible 'lightning bolt tail too!' The end of her tail had been crinked somehow and it looked like a little lightning bolt when you turned it just right. She didn't like anyone sneaking up on her and she usually put the young ones in their place. She loved the sunshine and walkies.

I am very sad for Tom that he wasn't rewarded for his altruism with more time with her. I know she loved being one of a few rather than one of so many at my house. I know she was a treasure to him, and she deserved to be treated as such. I am comforted knowing that she knew true love before she left this earth.

Bye, sweet Lola, til I see you again.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:39 PM

I have such a hard time coming to this page.....My heart sends love Tom and all involved with showing her people really did love her sosad.gif Why is life so hard sometimes.
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#12 OFFLINE   Gwen


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:08 PM

Oh my, I am getting really choked up reading these posts. Run free, good Lola. Thank you for loving her to the last, Tom.
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:56 AM

Run free. . .

#14 OFFLINE   TinyTaf


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

Leslie & Tom......Bless you for giving sweet Lola the love she deserved.
So sorry that Tom did not have more years to spend with her. Rest in peace little Lola.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

Sometimes it does make me sad that people don't surrender dogs earlier. So sad for poor Lola, she could have been loved so much longer. But I love the happy ending part where she was loved and had a happy life in the end.
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