Guest Post: Loving The Underdog

Guest Post: Loving The Underdog

Oct 18

The following is a guest post. It originally appeared on DrBeraTLC.

In lieu of a #WellnessWednesday post this week, we here at DrBeraTLC instead bring you a memorial. We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved rescue dog, Katie.

She already had nearly 12 years under her belt when she came to live with us. Abuse, neglect, cataracts, vaccinosis, and more were a part of her history. Aggression and fear defined her upon her arrival – but for me it was love at first sight. The underdog always steals my heart.

“Thank you…”

“Thank you…”

Jun 24

 Though her name was Baby, I never actually knew my first dog when she was a baby. According to the vet, she was at least twenty years old when we got her. Even for a toy poodle, that’s fairly old.

Baby

We only had her for three years, but she was an amazing blessing to me the entire time, that old girl. By the time it was coming on time for her to leave her aging body behind, we also had a young cat by the name of Smokey and another dog (who came from my aunt who couldn’t take care of her anymore for personal reasons).

We’d gotten Smokey about a year earlier – two at most, and Baby had basically raised the little kitten. Smokey was my baby kitty – but more on her in a little bit.