There's nothing quite like a Christmas Miracle.
A few weeks ago,
Sylvia was taken to a shelter up north. Her owner has Alzheimer's. She'd been severely neglected as a result. Her nails were
so long, they'd curled under.
But worst of all, Sylvia can barely move without a struggle. She's not been on walks
for a very long time and she's been overfed to the point of obesity. Her teeth are in terrible shape too. We can only imagine
what she's been fed. But despite it all, Sylvia has this joy about her. It only takes someone speaking to her kindly or bending
down to pat her head and that inexplicable joy gets her wiggling from nose to tail.
And it was that joy that made
the caregiver for the owner finally step in, out of mounting concern for a dog that deserved to have something to truly be
joyous about. The local shelter intervened and the family surrendered Sylvia to its care.
It was the right thing to do.
Still, the caregiver was both heartbroken and worried. What would happen now? Who would want Sylvia? Who would see beyond
the weight and the rotting teeth and the poor coat and understand how much she has to offer? Who would see to it that she
is gradually transformed into the dog she's meant to be?
At roughly 10 years old and in the shape she's in, who would
After all, perfection is boring.
Please join us
in welcoming Beautiful Sylvia to our Family!
And please join us in thanking the good folks at this shelter for working so generously
with us on behalf of Sylvia!
Most of all…please join us in thanking our long-time foster parents, Leanne &
Guy, for opening their hearts and home to this very special joy-filled beagle…just in time for Christmas!
From our Family (including Sylvia!) to Yours…