As we wrap up ADOPT A SENIOR PET MONTH, we thought a fitting SaturYAY update should come from a senior alumni: LELA!!!!!
For anyone who followed LELA’s story, you know she was a sweet, 8 year old girl who had a 2 month stay with us here at GTHS. Sadly, we found that LELA had cancer, but that didn’t slow her down nor did it keep her from finding her absolute perfect family!! Have a read:
We are more than happy to give you even a snippet of joy Lela has brought to us.
Everything is really excellent so far. She’s a dream and it’s hard to believe she was overlooked for so long. She’s the sweetest dog and we just adore her.
She enjoys having free range of the house and is very respectful in it. She doesn’t bark or rush the door when people come by, just quietly greets them with a wag of her tail. She doesn’t jump up on people or countertops in the kitchen when we’re cooking. She lays in her bed while we eat dinner and doesn’t beg for food at the table. It’s hard to believe a dog so well trained and respectful ended up in a shelter.
We have an upcoming appointment with an oncologist at the OVC in Guelph. We won’t be exploring any invasive treatments for Lela’s cancer but wanted to see a specialist in case there is something that will at least sustain her quality of life for a while.
She’s really settled into our home and seems to be thriving. She’s brought a lot of joy into our home in such a short time and we feel very lucky and honoured to have her. I feel like people should know how much love “higher needs” and older dogs can bring to their lives and, if they have the means like we do, should definitely consider adopting them.
It’s certainly not easy to know you may have limited time with an animal as in Lela’s situation, but we already know it’s absolutely worth it.
Thank you for checking in!
Lela’s new mom & dad”
We are in tears over here!!!! Way to go LELA!!!!