jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2016

Good-Bye My Sweet Viola

When I moved here to the DR from the US almost 9 years ago, I didn´t actually come alone. Someone else came with me who never left my side (except for 8 months in 2010 when she was stolen.. then we found her and stole her back.. hence the "Dog Thieves" portion of the book I published). I got Viola at the end of my freshman year at VT at a free spay and neuter clinic in Viola, TN. I went with a cage and prayed for God to give me a dog that would show others his love. She was people shy, sensitive and we both learned to toughen up and defend ourselves by living with traumatized kids with hard hearts. 

Over the years we have stuck it through together and seen many hearts soften and change. Over the past few months she grayed and began walking gingerly. Yesterday we found her peacefully at rest in our neighbor´s yard. I am thankful that she never seemed to get sick or suffer.. just breathed her last after a long and full life. She would´ve turned 13 in March/April. Rest in peace my sweet girl. You will always be my number one canine.

New Little Guy: Wevli

Here are a few FB posts that will explain:

October 12, 2015

In June I posted that Wendy Campbell took in Baby Wevli at a clinic put on by Helping Hands at the school in Padre Granero when she saw he was near death. She has nursed him back to health. At one year old he weighed 6 lbs. just before his 1st birthday (his hospital paper shows he was 4.5 lbs. at birth), and he now weighs 18 lbs at 1 year, 3 months. Thank God for you and your decision to act, Wendy.

6 lbs. at 1 year.

Gaining weight quickly with Wendy Campbell who nursed him back to health.

July 4, 2016

This is our new little guy, Wevli. Today is his second birthday. I posted before about my friend Wendy who took him in a year ago and nursed him back to health from near starvation. He has been with us for six months now and is such a joy. Happy birthday, Wevli!!

Dressed up by Jeres.

Maraya, Jeres, Wevli, Yenilove (in our past rental house)

Napping at Villa Carolina