Some people would ask: “Who takes a 16-year-old dog home knowing that heartbreak is just around the corner?”
Anna asks: “Who would not want to share the best year of a 16-year-old dog’s life?”
Here’s to Anna. For loving Royce.
Farewell, sweet boy. Wait for her at the bridge.
I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.
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17 thoughts on “Wait for her”
Grady is 13 we think. Already blind, he has now gotten glaucoma. What is the point of treating him? Because in his former life, he didn’t get the treatment he deserved or he wouldn’t have gone blind. Or been starving. Yes, his time is short. But it will be all the sweeter, like Royce’s.
Grady could not be luckier to have found you.
Good for Anna! Good for Royce! RIP Golden Boy.
I’ve decided 12 is my minimum adoption age anymore!
I like it. But I’m not holding you to it. Dogs have a way of presenting themselves to you!
Why wouldn’t you do everything to spend even a limited time in the presence of this smile? Beautiful Royce. And bless Anna for her beautiful heart.
Thank you Anna for taking in this precious boy and giving him a home for a year. You have been there for so many dogs at HB, especially the office dogs.
Aw, what a beautiful boy he was. Thank you for loving him, Anna!
I remember reading a quote – “I don’t know where dogs go when they die, but that is where I want to go.” I agree with that as, I am sure, will many of your readers. 🙂
It brought a tear to my eye. Amen
Thank you for the touching post, Audrey. I love my girl and am so proud of her capacity to love all Goldens…
You have a very special girl (Anna), indeed, Lynn. She comes by her compassionate heart rightly.
Who would trade a year of happiness and seeing that beautiful face every day? Not me and for sure not Anna. 🙂
And thank goodness for you both!