From one of my grand dogs, Phoebe.
When your mom and dad go on vacation and leave you behind:
Okay, truthfully, I’m having an amazing time. My mom’s friend is staying with me, and we played so much! Then my mom’s friend had to go to an event and my grandma came over to feed me so I had to play with her too cuz grandma’s get their feelings hurt if we don’t play with them, right?
Then I ate dinner and got soooo tired.
If you’re all wondering, my name if Phoebe and I’m a goofball Golden Retriever and fierce lizard/gopher hunter. I used to live with other people, but then they got tired of me when I started to cost them money for medical care and wanted to put me to sleep. I didn’t understand what I did wrong or why they didn’t want me anymore.
Don’t be sad though! No really, this story has the best ending ever. It turns out my “real” mom worked at the place my other people took me to put me to sleep. My “real” mom couldn’t let them do that because I’m too special. I know because she told me so. My “real” mom paid for the surgery I needed, and now I’m living with my “real” mom and dad, and they base their entire life around me. They never get mad at me or try to get rid of me if I get sick either.
So what do you guys think of my Happily Ever After Story? My grandma tells me you all like Happily Ever After stories and so I just had to tell mine!
P.S. From Jen: So I’m butting into Phoebe’s story to add in something here. Yes my daughter-in-law took on Phoebe and paid for her care. But I, and she, have both seen cases where owners truly can’t afford to care for a beloved animal any longer due to a change in their situation. I don’t actually know if that was the case here, but I saw heartbreaking cases when I worked at the animal shelter decades ago and my daughter-in-law saw sad situations where she worked too. We don’t always know people’s circumstances, so I’m not judging, I just let Phoebe tell her story here Happy Wednesday!