The original goal was reached in like 2 hours, I can't believe how kind
people have been! It's amazing! I'm raising the goal to 1,200. Trying
to keep this positivity train rolling. All of it will still goto the
Allen County SPCA. This has been truly heartwarming. Thank you so much.
is one of the worst days of my life. This isn't hyperbole, I can only
think of three or four days that would be able to eclipse it in the
terrible department. All of those too involve the loss of someone or
something I care about. Today our dog Sophie left us and I am absolutely
broken hearted. Crushed, I sit here and write this in between breaking
down in tears. I feel like I'm usually pretty upbeat maybe even a bit of
a clown, but that's all just a front for how soft I am inside,
especially when it comes to the human and non humans I care about.
you are one of the people who says "it's just a dog" its ok, this is
not for you. In fact I'm not even sure who it's for, maybe it's my own
Four-ish years ago Sophie chose us to live with.
We originally went to the SPCA to look at a Beagle puppy but while
wondering back through the kennels to see it, Sophie jumped on the side
of hers and actually got us in trouble. In an effort to limit the spread
of infection they ask that you don't pet the animals in the kennels but
we couldn't resist. The lady scoffed at Leslie and I. We met the beagle
who was really cool, but ultimately we knew Sophie, then named "cutie"
was the one for us.
I think a lot animals are like humans , they are
just looking for some dignity, love, and companionship. Also like many
of us, shelter pets are part of the disenfranchised. Not all, but many
are part of the unlucky, strange, weird, and awesome outcasts just
looking for a fair shake in this world. A little empathy goes a long
Sophie ended up at the shelter because her owner went to jail
and that persons parents thought she was too good to not make sure she
went to a home. They were right, she was too good. She deserved more
than 5 years but the world felt otherwise. We did everything we could
but in the end, the lymphoma she was diagnosed with was too aggressive
for the treatments we tried.
She was so cuddly and sweet. No matter
your mood she would snuggle up next to you and let you know that this
world isn't so bad. She was more than that. Sophie was a world class
seat thief, a connoisseur of fine dirt in which she napped on, and had a
taste for only the cheapest of dog treats. More so she was family.