|Barked: Wed Jan 2, '08 8:48pm PST |
| Lilly im glad you found a good forever home
You are gorgeous!!
Leo was a rescue dog. The people at the Dogs home had rescued him from a house with Emerald, a cat (who is still alive). The woman who him and Emmie lived with decided that she wanted to go on holiday for two weeks. She realised how much money it would cost to get somebody to look after Leo and Emmie, so she just left them in the flat. The only thing that kept them alive was being able to drink out of the toilet.
Thankfully, somebody heard Leo barking, and alerted the Dogs Home. When they were rescued, both were underweight and had lost muscle mass in their legs. Both were full of fleas, and Leo had an untreated skin condition, which left him with hardly any fur. He only had fur around his neck and at the end of his tail (hence the name... Leo...the lion). It was obvious that they had been badly treated for a long time.
My grandma and Grandpa saw Emmie and Leo in the news paper... There was an article about them. My grandma said " If we get a dog, it has to be him" (my grandpa had been wanting a dog for ages, but my grandma thought she didnt like them ). So, they went to visit Leo and Emmie in the Dogs Home, taking me along with them. We visted him about 15 times before they were allowed to take him home. We only had him for 10 months, but we made sure those 10 months were happy for him. In the end, he had to be put to sleep because of all the problems he had (He had lost the use of his back legs, had cancer, was going blind, had arthritis, stomach problems). That was years ago, but i still miss my baby.
I didn't mean to tell his story in such detail... But once i got started, i couldnt stop.
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