The whole time we are petting dogs and cats, we think we are touching them and it turns out they are touching us.
That is the case with this girl Gabi.
Our pal Della Wallace got her out of a dire circumstance. And that is her "after the makeover" photo. Before, she was ragged skin and bones, a dog without any evidence of love.
“Someone put her in a box and put her outside the old Little Elm pound. They had been closed for a several days and had a new location. Someone noticed the box and found her. They took her to the new pound. (Wonder she didn’t die then? It was in June 2012, hot) I went to see the new ‘digs’ and she was the only one they had. I took her immediately. This is my Gabi! I am her Mumi!”
Here is what happened yesterday.
“Our hearts are broken,” Della wrote. “At 1:30 p.m. today our little Gabi went to the Rainbow Bridge. She stopped eating and drinking 2 days ago and wouldn’t even take water with a syringe.
“She had always had trouble with balance but it was much worse these last few days. She couldn’t get up on her own and when I helped her, as I did all through the night last night, she crashed into the walls and furniture. We took her today to the ‘Animal Hospital onTeasley Lane’ in Denton and Dr. Cassie Epstein was wonderful with her.
“It seems my little girl was a lot older than we believed when we rescued her a 13 months ago. Dr. Epstein estimated that she was at least 12-years-old. Her kidneys had stopped working and something was wrong in her brain. She was always falling over but nothing like the last two days.
“Dr. Epstein agreed that maybe she was looking for a place to go to die when she dug herself into our box springs last week (We had to cut her out). She looked fine then but she must have known something we didn’t.
“We had the little girl for 13 months and she gave us so much joy. I hope she felt the same way. We got her when some creep put her in a box and threw her away like trash. She is at the Rainbow Bridge now at peace. David and I were both with her when she made that last journey. We miss her terribly already and will have a small funeral in the rose garden in a day or so. Tearfully, Della.”
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