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Dona - Our Rescued Labrador
Dona - Young Soul Inside An Old Body
Dona is a 14 years old "lady" dog; she is missing a tooth or two, can't hear very well and has rheumatism, but she is truly a young soul trapped inside an old body! Dona enjoys everyday walks in the park and cuddling sessions. She is stubborn, as old folks usually are :D
When she decides that she wants to be outside longer,she just sits and refuses to move. Well, I can be stubborn too, so we argue about that!
Dona had another surgery last Friday and she is recovering slowly. For her age this is normal. You can help Dona and to other stray dogs and cats donating to the animal shelter. If you want to help Dona's helpers you can do that to the following link. This is a Croatian Animal shelter who take care of many strays from our area.
Dona sleeps after last surgeryClick thumbnail to view full-size
Someone else's pet
5 months ago, Dona was someone else's pet. That certain someone decided that she is old and sick and just let her out of the yard on the street with the idea that she's going to wonder around for a while and then die somewhere soon.
Dona, our lovely BaBa - Grandma in Croatian
A few months ago my wife got a call from her friend from the local animal shelter. She asked if we can take care of an old dog for a while,because the dog was recovering from surgery. Then we found out what really happened: when Dona was found, she had open cancer wounds on her breasts, big as melons. The volunteers took her to the vet and the owner was found immediately 'cause of the chip! When they contacted him, he said he will pay for the operation so no one can sue him for neglecting the animal but also that he is disowning her.
So, for my wife's birthday, Dona moved in with us :) ( I got a cool Vox amp, and I got her an old dog :D )
Dona recovered quite fast from surgery and she is doing great. Considering her age, she is very cheerful and full of energy. Every morning she comes to our bedroom to wake us up, every day we watch her resting while she snores like a whale, every day we say "no!" when she makes her "cat from Shrek" face expression while we eat our lunch and then laugh like crazy!
Dona is showing us how her will for living is strong and how much she enjoys it! That makes me respect her so, so, so much! What we can do, is to help her to get old with dignity and in comfort. Thinking not about her sad past but about her good present.
Labrador - Sleeper - Love-Retriver
Even though she's a Labrador retriever, she doesn't retrieve anything but she makes me chase her around the kitchen table while she is "runs" away with her toy. She loves company; people, dogs and cats, and her main activity is - sleeping. Once in a while she also likes to embarrass us in public, with a quite loud fart, and her cuteness factor goes crazy if she sees us holding a piece of cheese!
Great books about rescue dogs
Best dog food
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Dog and cat lovers must check this links
- Home of the Halo, pets natural food and treats
One of the best holistic food manufacturer
- Home page of Purina
Purina is a sponsor of our Dona, thanks one more time.
- Great site for learning funny staff about our pets and help donating food for them
Freekibble.com was launched in 2008, as the vision of then 11 year-old, Mimi Ausland. Mimi wanted to feed the hungry dogs and cats at her local shelter. "There are 10's of thousands of dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country, all needing
- Website of the animal shelter
It is in Croatian, but you can check some more photos of Dona and other beautiful lost / abandoned animal.
After a year of blessing our lives with her existence our lovely BaBa decided it is time for her to leave us...she passed away peacefully and with grace. RIP.