Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Update on a dog named Shiloh
I talked about a dog named Shiloh when I used to be the webmaster for the website blinddogs.com - he was a dog who had been in a cage at a vet clinic for SIX and going on SEVEN years down in Tennessee. He was discovered at the vet clinic by a rescuer - and when she found him she couldn't turn her back and she had to do something about it.
Which she did - and he eventually got out and into a foster home where he stayed for a few months - with a beautiful couple named Jeff and Linda - and then eventually into his forever home with a woman named Maria.
The final adoption of Zeus into his forever home made me think of Shiloh - and whether he was still happy and living in his final forever home, so I emailed his former foster parents - and I'm happy to report that he is still living forever happily after.
Living 7 years in a cage did happen to be worth it for him. He gets to go for lots of walks, he gets to go to work every day with his Mom who - oddly enough - works at a vet clinic. He gets to eat lots of ice cream, he gets to sleep on a couch,
he gets to play with cats - he gets all the good stuff that a dog should get. Those 7 years in the cage are now forgotten, or hopefully are just a dim memory.
Perhaps it was good intentions that locked these dogs up in the first place so many years ago - but I think it was grace that unlocked their doors and let them out. I only wish that the dogs who haven't made it to today have had the same good fortune as them. It's really too bad for them.