Tuesday, May 26, 2009

{This will melt your heart}

I just read this story on Made by Girl and now I'm all choked up...

"We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist.

The doctor had only sad news for Bradley...

We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain).

I didn't want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken.

We sat there for two hours, and after that I took him to the vet's office right on the beach, and he went to sleep forever :-(

It was such a sad day... I cried like a baby for this little guy. Even now when I am typing these words, tears are coming to my eyes..."


Thanks Jen for sharing this story. This comes from an except from a wonderful book written by Audrey and Eldad Hagar who have fostered hundreds of dogs over the years and now run Hope for Paws, an animal rescue organization in Los Angeles. They have written this book 'to remember all the animals they had shared great memories with.' All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly toward helping animals. Please click here to learn more about their organization and buy a book! - it's the least we can do for our lovely little companions who give us so much and want so little in return...

10 comments:

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

I read this too. I had to close it down as it made me so sad. I adore animals, this is such a sad story.

Shannon Echlin said...

This just made me cry. Poor Bradley. I'm sending hugs to heaven.

A Life More Fabulous said...

I know - I get all teary eyed every time I read it or see Bradley's cute little face. His underbite and stocky little body remind me of Javier. I've been giving Javi extra cuddles today...

Brandie said...

Oh..this made me miss my old dog, Somehow. It got sick once while I was in Sudan and needless to say that it was a very traumatic experience for me. My poor blog readers at the must have been so sick of my going on and on about a dog!

This reminds my of how much I need a dog in my life again!

Brandie said...

Also, how do I get your blog as an RSS feed?

Joanna Goddard said...

oh that is so sweet. i love that she fed him cheeseburgers. so adorable.

A Life More Fabulous said...

I know I loved the cheeseburgers - made me want to get my dog a cheeseburger just for being around!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Thank you Brandie, you can subscribe at the very bottom of the page on the left hand side. I will also be working on the site to get something at the top of the page to make things easier.

Thanks for sharing your story about your dog, I vote you get another one!

alia.e said...

That is so sad... When my pup got sick and I had to say good bye it was like I lost a little bit of myself.

Sílvia said...

Not forever.......

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