Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LBR is always there

There's one thing I've never understood about some humans. They can take us in, care for us, love us our whole lives -- and then when we need them most, at the very end, they just dump us like we don't matter. Look at this sweet girl.

She lived with one owner her whole life. She thought she was family. But now she's old and has lymphoma. It's time to help her peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge, where she can wait for her loved ones. But instead, she was DUMPED at a shelter so she'll die alone and scared and wondering where her family is!

Well, not while LBR is around!!

"Oh thank goodness, someone still loves me!" 

LBR volunteers jumped into action when we heard from the shelter. One of our volunteers raced against the clock to pick her up before the shelter closed for the night. He took her to one of our foster homes, who named her Chessa and gave her all the love she could handle.

Chessa will be helped to the Rainbow Bridge in the next few days. But she'll spend her last days in love and comfort, and our volunteers will be with her every step of the way. That's the way it should be. Momma knows that it can be unspeakably difficult to be there with your beloved pet as they cross to the Bridge. She knows what it's like to cry and feel like you can never stop. But if you really love your pet, if you really think they're family, then you owe it to them to make sure they feel your love and comfort at the end of their life. That's what they deserve.

Update: Chessa had a seizure this morning and passed away in the loving arms of her foster momma. Run free at the Bridge, sweet girl!


  1. Hari OM
    OMD... I can't see to type now... sending ether Love to Chessa AND TO ALL YOU LOVEBUGS AT LBR. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Chessa...God bless your precious trusting soul....all mom can say that is
    allowed on the interwebs...about your former sub there will be a special place set for you where it is very very hot.

    I am so very thankful for LBR that you have loving arms to hold you and hands to guide you across the bridge. Run free, and happy as a Boxer lady should with dignity
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. my heart is as heavy as a rock... how mean can people be.... ddear Chessa I send you a big hug and don't be sad not all humans are so heartless like the one you loved for so much years...

  4. How could any peep act like that????? Its beyond my understanding
    thank heavens for LBR, they really are the bestest
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. You are in loving arms now, Chessa. Some peeps can sure be heartless.

  6. Now way to understand how someone could abandon that precious girl. Thank you LBR for showing her love as she made her final journey to the Bridge
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. We are so grateful for the loving hands and hearts at LBR. RIP, sweet Chessa. We hope you crossed knowing the love of your new friends at LBR.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  8. We are glad Chessa was surrounded by love in her last hours of need.
    Thank you LBR! Rest in peace sweet girl.XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  9. It's so sad, but I'm glad LBR wuz there for her.

  10. We are so very glad LBR is there to help! Mama can't decide whether to cry or get angry...we told her just to be glad there are people out there like LBR.

    Run free sweet Chessa!
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

  11. Oh my gosh, sweet Chessa how could anyone abandon you in your time of need. I am so glad you were able to experience love and comfort from your dear foster mom. Bless you on your journey across the bridge.

  12. So sorry Chessa had a seizure and crossed the bridge but at least she was loved by her foster mom!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Chessa was beautiful. <3 There's so many ways this story could have been worse but there was that beautiful girl in a home when it mattered.