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Rainbow Bridge 2/5/07


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2/5/07 - A few nights ago BAR received a call from a Good Samaritan calling about a neighbor's very sick boxer.  When I saw her photo, I instantly told him that I would drive from long island to Queens to get her the next day.  The minute I saw this sweet emaciated little white girl my heart broke in half.  She was only about a year & a half old, and nothing but skin & bones. She could barely walk and groaned when I lifted her into my car.  She was in the worst shape that I had ever seen.  I brought her home and washed the snots and feces off of her, she did not want to eat or drink, and though she was having trouble breathing and still groaning, the entire time her little tail was wagging.  She looked at me with the most beautiful eyes with a look I understood.  The sound of my children's voices made her tail wag even harder.  I promised her she was safe now, and kept her with me all night.

In the morning BAR had me take her to the best emergency specialty vet hospital on the island.  I carried her in and told her help was here now.  They told me to go home since it would be hours.  I went home and washed her little sweater so it would be clean for when I went back to get her, but that was not to be.

The doctors found that the poor little thing had many masses throughout her body and organs.  She was just full of cancer, the kindest thing we could do for her was to have her put to rest.

Can you instantly fall in love with another?  YES for I truly did!  I miss her already and am unable to hold back the tears when I think of the condition she was in, and how much suffering she had been through before BAR came to her rescue, and how that little tail never stopped wagging.  There are so many amazing volunteers in BAR with hearts of gold,  that I am truly proud to be a part of.   I ask that everyone please say a little prayer for her sweet soul, may she run and play and be pain free at the rainbow bridge with all of our boxer babies.