A different story

Yesterday’s news was unspeakable.  And it was awful, and I mentioned it because I couldn’t bear not to, but it’s really not my story to tell (It’s Jessica‘s).  Today I wanted to tell you a different story.

Today I want to introduce you to two little ones who also were strong when they needed to be, and whose love for their family transcended even the worst events.  These little ones — these dogs — witnessed the murder of the man who cared for them and loved them all their lives — and showed such good grace in the moments when they were tested nearly beyond what one could bear. 

Adopt me?Adopt me?This is Wally.  And the guy over on the right there is Woody.  These senior beagles (between 8 and 10 years old) witnessed the murder of their person and stayed with him until his body was discovered … over a week later.

Their reward?  They were impounded by Animal Control, waiting in vain for a family member to come forward and take them home.  They played with each other and the staff, passing temperament tests “with flying colors.”  But no one came for them.  On the day they were to be euthanized, BREW Beagle Rescue (Midwest) was called, and BREW quickly agreed to take them in. 

The beagles are safe.  But they need a home, and they’d love to be taken in together, as they are very bonded, with “funny antics all the time. They can’t help but make you smile.”  (I’m tempted to drive to Ohio myself to adopt them!)   

BREW takes in dogs like this every day, dogs who lived in happy homes that were torn apart by some unforeseen circumstance, dogs who wandered away in search of a good scent, and dogs who simply outlived their owners’ interest.  If you’re looking for a dFoster me!og to adopt, please consider rescue, and if you’re looking for a good cause to support, I highly recommend BREW. (I can’t adopt all the dogs, but I can donate now and then to help with bills)  Oh, and if you just want to share the love with a dog but can’t commit to their sometimes-20-year lifetime?  Apply to foster a beagle, to cuddle and snuggle and feed and train and love a beagle dog or puppy — foster homes make all this rescue possible.


3 Responses to A different story

  1. Jess says:

    Awesome story. I cannot imagine. I hope the brother find a new forever home soon!

  2. You know, I haven’t cried since a few days after our beagle Selma died (a few weeks ago). But this made me tear up today. Dogs are so, so good. They love so unconditionally, especially those, like Selma who were adopted from less that great situations. Dogs are a wonderful example of how we humans should try to love others. Here’s a little something about our Selma : http://thriftstoremama.blogspot.com/2010/08/closure.html

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