August 1, 2020 eblast:
Once upon a time,
there was a beagle named Harlow. He had dark, sparkly eyes and thick, wavy fur like Gene Harlow's hair in the 1930s! Very
dashing was Harlow.
But despite his timeless beauty, Harlow lived the first 14
years of his life in the shadows. Not every detail is known about those gloomy days but what IS known is not at all fitting
for a beagle that would be Prince.
The consquences of the past can be seen in the many scars
he now bears. Some can heal, others cannot.
Overgrown nails practically imbedded
in his skin, long-neglected sores from an untreated skin condition, a rather nasty ear infection and even nastier urinary
tract infection - those are things that can be fixed.
But the many scars from brutal attacks
brought on by dogs in the household much bigger and much fiercer than him will always be there, a constant reminder of the
past. And Lord knows how he got the peculiar indent on the top of his head. But somehow, that lopsided kewpy doll look makes
him all the more adorable.
There are other unseen scars no doubt that may never fully
heal. The kind that come from a lifetime of neglect, one devoid of love, good care, and all the things that go with a well
spoiled dog. The things beloved pets like ours take for granted - like daily walks with tails held high and noses to the ground,
tasty meals morning and night in clean bowls, fluffy dog beds to curl up on at night, and the freedom to go outdoors whenever
But on July 29th of this very strange year for us humans, something very wonderful
happened for this beagle.
That was the day Harlow became Prince!
How did he go from wallowing in the shadows to bathing in glittery golden light, you might ask?
YOU made him Prince!
You made his Happily Ever After possible!
And how can he ever thank you for moving him from dungeon to gilded castle, with every wish he
could wish for granted and all the kisses his heart desires?
If I know
you like I think I do, this picture of the newly crowned Prince Harlow is all the thanks you need…
*Special thanks to Daniel Pazder, Inspector -
Animal Welfare Services, Ministry of the Solicitor General for rescuing him first, Toni Redfern & the friendly Staff at Peterborough Humane Society for providing his temporary B &
B lodgings, and to the equally friendly Staff at Omemee Veterinary Hospital for his high
quality medical care!
but never least, to Catherine & Bill of Sheba's Haven for opening their hearts and home to Prince Harlow for as long as
his royal heart desires!