Photo Comments (1)Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
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Elderly Misty was dumped off at an animal shelter near where I live. I saw her picture and story on an email and just couldn't get her out of my mind. She was very cute, only 8 lbs, and obviously in need of TLC in her last days. She was bewildered and scared and made a feeble attempt to bite me when I got her out of her cage at the shelter - even without teeth! What kind of low-life pond-scum could just dump their old dog into such a scary place?
I got her home and cleaned her up. She was about the same size as my cats, and quite old. She was frail, toothless, hard of hearing and didn't see very well. I thought I'd be able to get her into a rescue group or even into a new home to live out her final months/years. It turns out she was farther gone that it first appeared. She had some neurological issues, was constantly pacing and circling to the left; and often didn't focus; had trouble getting/keeping food in her mouth - would let it fall out on the ground. She didn't have control over her bodily functions and didn't even realize it. She was often confused and kind of "out to lunch" - wasn't finding comfort from being held or petted, her body and her mind were already giving out on her. . .
I only had her at my house for about a week; just long enough to get to know her a little bit, before she took a turn for the worse . The vet agreed that the kindest thing was to put her down. I didn't think that I'd gotten very attached because she really didn't have much personality - but I cried buckets (and he shed a tear as well) as we let her go.
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|July 26th 2008
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