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Midst great little ladies

Published 5:39pm Thursday, July 25, 2013

I tearfully turned to Dr. Raines and said, “Donna, I’ll pay whatever it takes to give her what she needs.”

Donna replied, “No Lennie, Jollie isn’t much of a case and I want to add her to your free case this year.”

I hugged and thanks her, “Nonetheless, whatever you may need, I’ll help; she’s a great little lady.”

Donna’s compassion and love, along with her great staff, are bringing life back to Auntie Peg when it seemed all hope was gone.

She’s beginning to get some luster back into her coat and the photo I took is one week after she was brought in. I’d gone to her cage to visit and she stood up and took a few tentative steps toward me.

“Oh how wonderful,” I exclaimed, tears of joy welling up in my eyes.

“She’s getting stronger Lennie,” I heard Donna say from behind me.

I turned and witnessed a smile of joy, love, accomplishment, pride and so many other things rolled into one. I realized at that moment that though I have been dealing with some great little ladies lately, I was gazing upon the most important one of all.

Thanks for listening.

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