Promises made, promises kept

Published 10:27am Friday, March 1, 2013

On Saturday morning I checked Droopy out of the shelter and brought him to Landrum vet for x-rays and evaluation.  He will remain there under Lennie’s Fund and I will see he gets all tests, including neutering (sorry Droopy).  Most of all I’ll do all in my power to make his leg right, once again, updates in the future.

Little Demetrius, the pup born with a spinal abnormality and without the use of his hind legs, spent the week in therapy.  After his acupuncture he was receiving sessions where he was held in tepid water so he’d kick his legs to strengthen his muscles.

I picked him up and brought him to my dear friends at Head Memorial where he received a laser treatment while I held him. The results were amazing, though it was short-lived. Demetrius actually stood up on all four legs for the first time. The treatment was free of charge and I was also given a laser blanket that had a minor short but that worked fine in case I couldn’t make the trip back. I have angels everywhere.

I folded Demetrius in his towel, placed him in my jacket and drove him back with his head on my chest, listening to my heartbeat.

Early Friday morning I received a call from Jessica who told me Demetrius had passed on during the night. Precious had been howling during the night and when she went to check she learned of his fate.

“It’s all right sweetheart,” I told her, “he was half her size and besides all his other problems he probably wasn’t fully formed.”

I often pray over my sick or injured animals and I always include the words from the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done.”  I know I kept my promise and did all that I could but sometimes the answer to a prayer is not what we ask for. For some reason God wanted this little soul back, I can only hope that Demetrius filled whatever purpose he was sent here to achieve.  I must keep the faith for without it I am nothing, so I’ll tearfully say again Lord, Thy will be done.

Thanks for listening.

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