Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
Leave a bone for Lilly (At Rainbow Bridge)
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Silly Lilly, Purty Purty, Mama Lilly, Lillifred Louise, Lilly Lilliton
September 25th 2004
Food, she can't get enough!
Sudden movements, and strangers trying to touch her.
Her little brother Elvis!
Anything. Did I mention she loves to eat?
She loves to go anywhere, and goes crazy when the leash comes out!
She can stand on her hind legs when begging for food.
Lilly was rescued from a nasty puppy mill at age seven.
Because the puppmiller decided to breed two dapple dachshunds (which you are NOT supposed to do), Lilly was born nearly blind. The puppymiller didn't care though, because by using Lilly for breeding, she was able to sell more white coated dachshunds, which are rare.
The breeder used Lilly as a puppy-making machine for years, until one day she decided she didn't want her anymore. Lilly was then shipped off to dachshund rescue, which is a lot better than sending her to a shelter where she would have been killed.
Lilly ended up in rescue with a friend of ours, where she was given medical attention, and shown love and compassion for the first time in her life. Unfortunately, because of her imparied vision, Lilly kept walking into the swimming pool at her foster mom's house. Fearing for her safety, we were asked to foster her until a suitable forever home could be found for her.
After a week with us, we knew Lilly had found her forever home - with us! We knew we could offer her the stability she needed and the love and care she so desperately wanted. Lilly blended with our other dachshunds well, despite her handicap, she let us know she had chosen us too!
Lilly is a joy, and we work hard every day to make sure she never remembers her former life by spoiling her as much as I can!
Lilly was diagnosed with epilepsy shortly after we adopted her. She received top notch medical care, and we continued to do whatever we could to make sure that she lived a healthy, happy, and safe life with us, far away from the cruelties she experienced in the first part of her life.
All was fine until Lilly was diagnosed with asthma in May of 2007. She received daily medications to help ease her breathing. On September 20th Lilly's breathing worsened. She spent several days in oxygen at the emergency vet clinic, where they tried to stablize her breathing patterns.
We decided do bring Lilly home, as she was not living a quality life at the animal hospital. Her decline from that point was fairly quick. Though she seemed fine in the morning, by the afternoon it became clear that she was not going to make it much longer.
We made arrangements with our family vet to come to our house to put Lilly to sleep first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, Lilly passed over to the rainbow bridge before the vet could make it here. Lilly passed one day after her three year anniversay with us, on September 26, 2007. Her time with us was so short.... I wish we had longer.
Lilly truely was an angel sent to us. Despite all her problems, she remained a true lady. She had the quirkiest, pleasant personality, and she taught us the meaning of unconditional love and the joys of rescue.
We feel blessed to have had her in our lives, and will miss her everyday. There will never be another one like her.
Who Says I'm Blind?
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|January 31st 2005
||More than 10 years!
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