11/02/17 – Memorial
It was truly my honor and privilege to love and care for sweet Cherish, if even for such a short time. The scars on her body and the sadness in her eyes are remnants from what was likely a difficult life. Despite that, she was the sweetest little senior lady who was content to just lie around and relax – popping up only for periodic bathroom breaks, a few sniffs of her sister and brother, and of course food! Oh, how she loved to eat. Her last weeks on this earth were filled with love, comfort, great food, delicious snacks, chewies, fresh water, and warm beds. Her passing on 10/31/17 was so unexpected, but I find comfort in knowing she experienced real love and was truly part of a family for perhaps the first time in her life. For that, I am forever grateful. Until we meet again, my little Cherry Pie….
Cherish was taken to small animal shelter in North Carolina after being found in the middle of the road. The shelter suspected Cherish may have been hit by a car and she sat in the shelter for days waiting for rescue. One of AABR’s volunteers saw her plea and made the long drive to save her. Cherish has arrived back in PA and is getting settled in. Her foster mom is calling her Cherry (short for cherry pie, because she is such a sweetheart). With some TLC, Cherish will quickly blossom. She has visited AABR’s vet and we are just waiting for her bloodwork results to come back.