In this recently completed piece from my Dogs of Future Earth series, called "Gerald Finds a Home", I get to memorialize a very special friend from #firstavenueshelter.
One of the toughest things about working at the shelter is meeting (and falling in love with) dogs who don't get a chance to find a new loving home. Like Gerald, the stray, elderly chihuahua who flourished under our care and attention. Once a very sad, crusty, gooey-eyed, almost entirely hairless old boy, Gerald became a happy, wiggly, squeaky toy-loving and chewy-hiding dog. He was at the shelter with us a really long time while he was recovering from his neglect, but he had to be euthanized before he could be adopted because he had lung cancer that had spread through his body. His story still makes me feel weepy... I loved him so much and really wanted to adopt him once he was ready to go to his forever home. I'll always remember my little friend Gerald.
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