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21 April 2012 @ 11:47 pm
Update of sorts, I never post here.  
So today I said sort of goodbye to one of my pack(I had a group of six. The Boston, a Pit Bull, an American Bulldog, a Border Collie, a Catahoula, and a Pug).

I re-homed my Boston Terrier girl, Emily.

I have been flooded with messages from online and IRL people asking if I'm okay.

I've had Emily for 4 and half years. We met when she was less than 24 hours old and due to certain circumstances, she came home with me when she was 4 weeks old. I got her from a waitress named Sue, who I met at my old job. Sue is a very sweet lady. She loves her dogs, they're her world and why she breathes.

Late last year she lost one of her two Bostons, Sadie. She was PTS after a long illness. Then about a month or so ago, Roxanne(her remaining Boston) passed away in her sleep. Sue gave up. She just couldn't find the strength to do anything but work two jobs to pay off vet bills from Roxanne(she had a brain tumor). The vet still has the title to her truck until the remaining balance is paid.

Sue reminds me of my grandma(who passed away in 2009). She needs a dog. She can't just not have a dog. So after a bit of thought, I felt like the only right thing to do was give her Emily. Emily was born in her livingroom, she helped pull her out. So I called Sue last night and told her it was what I wanted to do. I wanted her to have Emily. They have a bond, despite some distance. She needs Emily and Emily needs her.

So today I took her over to Sue and we sat and visited for a while. Sue spent a lot of time crying. Emily jumped up on her bed and licked Sue's face. Whenever she cried, Emily would be right there to help. When we were just chatting, Emily was laying next to her with her feet on Sue's leg.

If you know Emily, she's a freakin' nutcase. She doesn't have an off button. When I try to hold her, she'll jump up and bite/lick my face. She leaps in the air and bites at my face(not mean, just excited and crazy dog). As soon as she was with Sue, she was totally different. She was so gentle and calm. She turned into just what Sue needed, like she knew Sue was hurting and needed a friend. I knew I made the right decision for sure.

Sue is only reluctant because she feels she's taking Emily from me. I'm trying to convince her that isn't the case. We also sort of all freaked out when we looked at pictures of Roxanne and realized Emily looks EXACTLY like her.

I told Sue, "How can you say no, when you lose your girl and one shows up that's the spitting image?"

So here's to you, Emily. You're making a difference for someone who really needed you.

 
 
 
noisywallflowernoisywallflower on April 22nd, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
That's a wonderful thing you did for your friend. I'm so glad that Emily is a good fit for Sue.
think of me sweetly.aheadsuretospin on April 22nd, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Me too. She was a good fit here, but I just felt like she could help Sue heal in ways no one else could. Em is always welcome back here without hesitation. Even if it turns into something temporary, until Sue gets a puppy or something. I just know that right now, they need eachother.
Ravenvoiceravenvoice on April 22nd, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
That is the kindest thing. Wow good on you.
catluv66catluv66 on April 22nd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Do you have a pic of Roxanne? Csn you set up a Paypal account so wen can donate to the vet bills?
Libbyalwaysnsync4 on April 22nd, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Wow. This has to be one of the most selfless and incredible things I've ever seen. I'm blown away. What a great doggy mom and friend you are.
Jill FarrellJill Farrell on April 22nd, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
WOW
That is so loving and kind. I don't know if I could do it.. You are a very special person. Please if you can set up a paypal account so we can help her with her vet bills. In this life we all need to "Pay it forward" and perhaps if we ever need someone like you we will be blessed.
Hugs,
Jiller
thought_bubblsthought_bubbls on April 23rd, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
If you set up a PayPal, I'd like to help too!
Barbara: Bruinkicksav29 on April 23rd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
That is so amazing of you. I'm sure Sue appreciates it and Emily will be in great hands.
albertina tangarifebelen1974 on April 23rd, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
you are doing such a great thing. i'd also like to know if i can give money to sue, or through you, to help pay the vet bills.

it is uncanny to see how much emily looks like jim! minus the ears that stick straight up.
think of me sweetly.aheadsuretospin on April 24th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, Jim got floppy ears and a lightning bolt, Molly got floopy ears and a normal long tail. Em ended up with no tail and ALL EARS OMG.
vix: paw in the Bowl Cam from Puppy Bowl 2006vix on April 23rd, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
This is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time. Brought tears to my eyes. What a terrific story!

Also, you should post here more. :)
Sheribooksaremyhabit on April 24th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
bless you for seeing a need and filling it, that had to be hard but you did the right thing for sure...awwww