Dachshund Rescue of Houston
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Awesome Adoptions 2006
I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special dog like you."
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be.
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me.
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a rescue person to lift them off their feet." - Arlene Pace
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Number of Adoptions in 2006: 92
We adopted Adorabelle on 10/7/06 and her foster mom was Jennifer. She became Molly to us and was a joy to our lives. She developed grand mal seizures about a year after her adoption but with medication, was able to control them and live her life with no complications. About a year ago she was diagnosed with CCD. We could tell she had some trouble knowing where she was, what side of the door to go out of and staring off into space and
pacing a lot but seemed to be handling it. We lost her best buddy, Max in September. She seemed to start to decline after that, sleeping more, not playing with toys and sometimes distancing herself from us. At 1:30 am on
Wednesday, she had a very bad seizure that lasted longer than usual and took her longer to come completely out of it. This was the 3rd one she had had in about a year and a half even though she was on medication. We took her to her Veterinarian for an assessment on her quality of life. It was determined she was really just existing with no joy so we made the heart wrenching decision to let her go with dignity. We loved this little quirky girl, with her funny little antics. She brought us great joy, laughter and love. We are going to miss her greatly.
Thank you for all you do for all the dachshunds who are in need of their forever home. If Jennifer still volunteers, please let her know Adorabelle had a great life and was a precious little girl.
Contessa unfortunately is no longer with us...she expired at 3pm today. She was the best dog and a friend that anyone could have. She will be missed by everyone that ever had a chance of knowing her. May she have peace and her spirit live at the Rainbow Bridge.
Miss Shannon lost her battle to cancer today. To the very end, her world was one big tail wag. She traveled, ate her meals and even drank water wagging her tail. She was a dear companion who left us too soon. Our world has lost a tiny piece of happy.
DON'T GRIEVE TOO LONG
By Jan Horn
Don't grieve too long for now I'm free
I've followed the path God set for me
I ran to Him when I heard His call
I wagged my tail and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To bark, to love, to romp or play
Games left unplayed must stay that way
I found such peace; it made my day.
My parting has left you with a void
Please feel it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too shall miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, you've given so much
Your time, your love and gentle touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your head and share with me
God wanted me; He set me free!!
From Smitty's Mom:
My heart is broken , I am going to miss that little boy more than you can imagine. It wasn't even sudden. He had been going downhill for quite a while; different things going wrong. Aging does bad things to us all, especially small helpless creatures who cannot help themselves and depend on us for their care
I am attaching a picture of Oscar from the hallowiener party.... he went as a pirate as you can see from the picture. I adopted Oscar because no one else wanted him. He was blind in one eye and afraid of smoke for some reason. Every time I would turn on the oven he would run, hide and shake something horrible must have happened to him when he was young. He also had a tattoo on the inside of his leg, no one ever could tell me what it meant.
The past few years he suffered from terrible skin allergies and I tried every treatment possible. Finally his skin got so bad with the constant chewing and itching the vet said it was best to put him out of his misery. He wasn't the cutest or best behaved dachshund but he was loved and he will be missed by both of his brothers Chili and Frankie. He will also be missed terribly by me and my husband.
He was truly loved the last years of his life and I hope it made up for all the bad years he had gone through before he came to live with me. I know he is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge
We adopted Beckett, a Katrina survivor, from DROH in December 2005 and he has been a wonderful companion and family member. Several weeks ago he got into a Sago Palm nut ... sadly after liver and kidney failure he had to be let go. We are donating a gift in his memory via your donations link. We thank you so much for this blessing over the years.