This is coming a little late today – on purpose because we had to wait to post after everything fell together for a little cocker spaniel we’ve been blessed to get to know lately. Sassy, 13, is a sweet gal who came to us pretty nervous after her 90-year-old owner went into hospice himself. She joined us in April with bladder, ear and lip infections, and she went to a wonderful foster who gave her lots of TLC to help her recover. Soon, Sassy was getting healthier. The only long-term need she had was maintenance medication for dry eye, a totally manageable condition. She had come so far since her first day, when she was shaky and not quite sure of what to make of the sudden changes. Sadly, life was about to throw her another curveball: An ultrasound revealed a mass in her bladder. We were heartbroken for her. ☹ However, we held on to hope. We spoke with our vetting partner, Companions Animal Hospital, who helped us sort our options. We decided to put her on a medication that may slow the tumor’s growth. On this med, it is possible she could have a wonderful year ahead of her – or more! Sassy is such an easygoing girl who loves people of all ages, cats and other dogs. She had plenty of pep to share with a family, and we definitely knew, no matter how much time she had left, she deserved to live her best days going forward. We believe that all animals deserve to be loved to their last moment, and we know there are many wonderful souls willing to provide that haven, even willingly taking on a significant special need to provide a senior with their forever when it’s needed most. Well, we’re happy to say that little miss Sassy went to her adoptive home this evening, where she will be spoiled silly by a loving new family. She will have kitty pals and a mommy (at right in the photo!) and daddy who believe that giving up on her is not an option. They will make sure she feels at peace for the rest of her life. Congratulations to you, Sassy! We wish you and your new family all the happiness in the world!
THANK YOU to the special fosters and volunteers who step up to help our dogs. Sassy’s foster, Mary (at left), nursed her through a lot and she quickly worked her way into her heart. As the adoption neared, she called Sassy a lucky little girl – and she certainly was to have found her way to Mary’s, a foster who made her feel safe and loved and who became such an important part of her journey.
We are also thankful for YOU, our wonderful community of supporters. Stories like Sassy’s are only possible because of your support! THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for believing in our mission and for giving seniors like Sassy a second chance at a great life. You make such an impact on these seniors’ lives, by sharing our posts, staying committed to our mission and continuing to donate out of kindness.
If you’d like to give a gift of $5 or more to help us help more seniors like Sassy, please go to http://www.greyfacerescue.org/5-fridays
If you’d rather send by mail, our address is Grey Face Rescue, P.O. Box 7072, St. Cloud, MN 56302
Sassy and the team at Grey Face THANK YOU!!