Friday, April 03, 2009

Our Senior Pets

Have you ever bought a new car and then you suddenly see the same car everywhere? I remember finding out I was pregnant and every TV commercial, television show, and magazine article was about pregnant women and newborns. You know there wasn't an on slot of yellow VW's and pregnant women just because it was my time, I just think sometimes we just need to be a little more aware of our surroundings, especially in this day and age.Since working for I can't believe how many disabled and senior pets that have been brought to my attention. In my own personal life, I have been caring for my twelve year old diabetic Labrador, Sasha. This one will be the "tough" one. Friendly to a fault and always by my side, she will be the one that we will never forget nor get over. With each day we see more and more signs that her day is nearing. Complications from the diabetes have now caused her to go blind. Age has taken her hearing and rear legs. Most would have already made the decision to let her go, but the tail continues to wag and we are more than happy do whatever it takes to make her last days on this earth with us comfortable for her. I hope she stays with us one more summer to enjoy the lake and all it has to offer. Keep us in your prayers.A friend called me a few nights ago asking me to watch his dog for ten days while they went on vacation. A favor I am often asked due to my love of animals. After agreeing to his request, I learned that his dog too is failing. Within short order I was raving about and all they had to offer. He was quick to log into their website and start shopping for dog diapers , a rear support harness, and a ramp. He thought his only options were at the local shopping mall pet store. You know, the type of retail chain with local high school seniors cashing out customers and answering questions? At you will find highly trained customer service representatives, products, message boards, classifieds, photos, and even financial aid information. It is not just a website, it is a community. How many stores or websites would allow you to post classifieds on their site? Make donations just for signing up for their newsletter? I am absolutely thrilled to be able to represent this company in any way I can, and I am thrilled to be part of their community.Please take the time to check out, sign up for their newsletter, and please make yourself aware of all the incredible organizations, websites, shelters, and rescues that truly care about all animals, disabled, aging, or
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