Two years ago, our Facebook family helped find senior boy Willis a home. When he was at BARCS, he had a naked, ointment covered butt, he was itchy and he was worn, but he was full of life and exuberance. Especially when it meant back that naked behind into the lap of a human chair. His post here on Facebook reached nearly a million people—but all that mattered was that it reach one person, Heather. She became his adopter, mom and love of Willis’ life.
This past weekend Willis lost his battle with old age. He was in the loving arms of his family and went with grace and peace. “He was a gentle giant and loved all creatures, he was a lover but could be protective when he needed to be, happy and spunky like a puppy, throwing his toys in the air and catching them, and the most obedient and loyal dog I've ever known. We were so extremely blessed to have Willis for the short time we did.” We are incredibly thankful to Heather and all senior adopters who give our golden animals a second chance and a final forever. Without people like you, animals like Willis wouldn’t get to spend their last years on vacations, at the lake house, baking cookies, having photo shoots and being adored.
In memory of Willis, Heather asks that sometime in your pet-parent life you consider a senior. They are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the sunny warm spot on the carpet and the best gift you will ever share your heart with.
Rest easy, Willis, and thank you for being such a good buddy. ❤️