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(08-14-2019, 08:20 AM)FlyoverCountry Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 04:38 AM)Verity Wrote: I have only now read your thread, @FlyoverCountry.
Can't really add to what others have already stated,
namely what a good friend and soul you are to look
after your neighbor and her pet as you have been.

So good to learn that her prospects seem to be looking
much brighter, too!  Heartflowers

God bless you, Pam and her dear doggie. And the
other individuals devoting time and effort to securing her
living situation. Hugs

She called me last night and said she got a letter from "someone" that her home would be sold but she couldn't find the letter.  She gets confused so I don't know what is going on for sure.

Oh, how troubling. :( So sorry to hear of this news.

My county has resources for protecting elders from
financial abuse, might check with your own to see
if they have something similar.
That's My King! (Dr. S.M. Lockridge, Official) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqTFNfeDnE  Heartflowers
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(08-14-2019, 09:38 PM)Elric Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 03:48 PM)Mollyblue Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 12:26 AM)Elric Wrote: A dog or cat to many, if not most of us, is like a part of the family.
To someone who lives alone, especially the elderly, their pet is often their everything.

It's pleasing to see that this is often recognised.
When I worked in the funeral industry, there was this very large, modern retirement village that had the full level of services from independent living, to assisted living, to a nursing home for those in most need.

So I was a little surprised to see a caravan sitting in a large area between the two-storied buildings. It looked entirely out of place.
Curiosity led me to ask; there was an old guy who needed to be in assisted living but he point blank refused to move without his dog, a beautiful and very smart kelpie mix.
Somehow or other, a social worker convinced the church run board to allow the elderly gent to set-up a caravan where he lived with his dog.
I saw the man playing with his dog, having him chase a ball for exercise. It was obvious that he meant the world to him.

Considering how important a pet is to the health of the elderly, let's hope that accommodating a dog or cat at care facilities becomes the norm rather than the exception.

I can completely identify with that.  This year I have now lost three dogs and it is like losing a member of your family and leaves a gaping hole.  I have two remaining but they each and every one bring something special and unique to our home. bless them for allowing this most humane occurrence. Heartflowers

How sad for you, I'm so sorry to hear that.
Dogs become so bonded to each other that especially when they're older dogs, when one passes over, their buddies often soon follow.
I've seen dogs grieving for a lost mate. It's terribly sad to witness.

On the bright side I'm sure that they enjoyed a happy and content life under your care.
And don't worry, you'll see them again. They'll be waiting for you when it's your time to pass over.

Love is the bond that can't be broken.  Heartflowers

We do believe we will be with them again. Heartflowers Thank you for sharing this.
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