A few stories that warm my heart

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bruno, the Blue Tick Hound

Bruno, the Blue Tick Hound

I once again find myself with cases at all the neighborhood vets. Please believe me when I tell you that there are many cases that are not told but I wish to mention some that especially warm my heart.

As many of my readers are aware, besides the Foothills Humane Society, I work with many rescues and rescuers and assist as often as possible. The reason I do this is pure selfishness, for in my heart they are all my kids.

I had two cases on which I worked with Joan Rosenberry. Joan primarily is a Beagle rescuer and a great one at that. Both animals were treated at Landrum vet, Martha and Hope. Hope first went back home with Joan to recuperate and is doing well but today Martha is my heart warmer. Martha is nine years old and was in a pretty bad way. There are so many things that can go wrong in my kids’ lives it becomes redundant to list them. Suffice to say, Martha pulled through with flying colors.

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I received a note and a photo of Martha and her new owner Herb. The note simply read “We love you,” from Joan and the Beagles. The photo was of Herb who is 85 years old in his wheelchair holding Martha in his arms. Both Herb and Martha had a look on their faces that simply said, “This is how God meant it to be.” Tears filled my eyes and I thanked the Lord for sending me on this mission.

The second case is not yet complete but it may be when this column is published.

My good friend Michael Collins, who is the Commander at the American Legion, approached me about an Honor Guard member who is suffering from Agent Orange and is in the need of a good therapy dog. Our soldier cannot make it to Florida for one of the Service Animal Project (SAP) dogs but luckily the SAP ladies and I have worked together previously.

Now at this time there is a Blue Tick hound at Bonnie Brae named Bruno. Bruno was rescued from a bad situation by Dr. Ian Fitch and I was called to help find him a home.  Bruno is a five year old, and is great with other animals and people. He has been neutered and is up to date on all his shots. My first thought was to get him in the SAP program but three years old is their age limit. When Mike called me I immediately thought of Bruno.  I contacted Dr. Fitch to see if he was still available, which he was, and then called the SAP ladies and they were all for making the match. As of this writing all the wheels are in motion and I pray it will be another story to warm my heart.

Two things before I close. I forgot to mention that Bruno is handsome as-all-get-out, and the SAP ladies promised that either way they will find a dog for our soldier.

In these troubling times we are facing in our own country and throughout the world, let us never forget that God is good.

Thanks for listening.