Wings for Lola
Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:04 PM
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
Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:30 PM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:23 PM
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:42 PM
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:36 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:20 AM
IGCA Rescue Volunteer
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:38 PM
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.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:39 PM
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion". ....
Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:19 PM
So sorry that Tom did not have more years to spend with her. Rest in peace little Lola.
Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:26 PM
Mom to Sadie, Summer & Enzo
Forever in our hearts, Shelby (1/30/08 - 4/24/09)
IG Rescue Volunteer
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ~Josh Billings
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