A woman’s love brought a dog nearly catatonic with fear back to life. Oliver’s story is part of Dogs are Family at DogHeirs series “Rescued Dogs are Family” and was submitted by Heather J.
“The love of my life was abandoned in a park on July 4, 2012. Found by neighbor, who was unable to care for him, he made his way to me.
Oliver, a 4 pound toy poodle, was so matted he refused to walk. He was covered in mites and nearly catatonic with fear and depression. For me, it was love at first sight.
I brought him home and with the help of a wonderful vet we began to restore his health and his spirit. Severe GI issues, seizures which warranted an MRI and meds twice daily, along with 12 teeth extractions began to bring my sweet baby boy back to life.
Loving Oliver transformed me. Every minute with him was a gift. I never once took his health or his love for granted. He was the greatest gift life ever handed me. He died on New Year’s Day, 12 hours after having a massive seizure while sleeping in my arms. I have never known such grief.
People say he was blessed to have found me. Oh, if they could have had just one moment of loving Oliver they would have known I was the blessed one.
He showed me happiness I never could have imagined. My heart is broken. The thought that a human being cared so little as to leave him in a park will confound me until the day I die. I love you Ollie.”
– Submitted by Heather J. from Oakland, CA