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Dog Surrendered with Heartbreaking Note Before Owner's Suicide Now Has New Loving Home
People, via Yahoo News ^ | October 8, 2018 | Kelli Bender

Posted on 10/08/2018 3:17:08 PM PDT by ETL

Last week, the small dog was surrendered at Stray Rescue of St. Louis with a heartbreaking note attached.

The portion of the letter that Stray Rescue posted on Facebook reads:

To Stray Rescue:

I am writing you cause I need you to take my dog Shell. My mother adopted Shell from Stray Rescue around 2009-2010 … In 2012 she had a massive stroke and now has Alzheimers. So in 2012 Shell came to live with me. I’ve been fighting cancer for a few months and if you’re reading this I lost my battle. I need for my baby girl to be taking [sic] care of in a home with one person.

Shell is a very sweet little girl. She’s been threw [sic] a lot so she has trouble with trust in the beginning. She loves to cuddle but doesn’t like to be carried. She’s very smart.

According to KMOV, Shell’s owner, who had cancer for the second time, died by suicide shortly after leaving her dog at the shelter.

Dedicated to honoring the owner’s wishes, Stray Rescue set to work finding the perfect person to adopt Shell. After receiving an onslaught of applications from animal lovers who felt for Shell and the struggle her owner endured, the shelter was able to pick one person.

On Thursday, they announced on Facebook that Shell found her ideal match in a woman who had lost her beloved Stray Rescue pup in July.

“She just felt so drawn to her. Wasting no time, she filled out an application and was here the very next morning. The two of them hit it off and she knew it was definitely the right time. She says Shell is already running the house, and that they are inseparable,” reads the post.

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1 posted on 10/08/2018 3:17:08 PM PDT by ETL
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2 posted on 10/08/2018 3:17:19 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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3 posted on 10/08/2018 3:17:45 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Excuse me I been cutting onions


4 posted on 10/08/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: ETL

I’m glad the little dog has a new home.


5 posted on 10/08/2018 3:20:24 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: ETL

Dr. Ford again?


6 posted on 10/08/2018 3:26:14 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Jonty30

Who was it that said “if dogs don’t go to heaven, then I don’t want to go there?”


7 posted on 10/08/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: Equine1952

Mark Twain said “ When you get to Heaven the dog stays out side, admission to heaven is by favor not merit, if it were the other way around you would be outside and the dog would go in.”


8 posted on 10/08/2018 3:33:25 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: carcraft
Having a dog for a friend is one of the many definitions for Heaven.

Some call the animals earth angels and I agree.

But it's the kids who seem to be best connected to their canine pals.

9 posted on 10/08/2018 3:46:27 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: ETL

Man, that’s one heavy letter. I’m glad the pooch has a new home.


10 posted on 10/08/2018 4:14:53 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: ETL

Bittersweet story. But with a happy ending.


11 posted on 10/08/2018 4:27:28 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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So sad. But happy that his dog found a new home.


12 posted on 10/08/2018 4:44:02 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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Sorry, I didn’t realize the former owner was a woman. Glad her dog found a new home.


13 posted on 10/08/2018 4:46:10 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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-—Who was it that said “if dogs don’t go to heaven, then I don’t want to go there?”——

I don’t know who said it first, but this is a good time to bring up a classic Twilight Zone episode called “The Hunt”, on precisely that subject.

It was written by the legendary Earl Hamner, who later created the Waltons.

If you love your pets and you’ve never seen it, you should.


14 posted on 10/08/2018 4:53:51 PM PDT by StoneRainbow68
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Awww sad story, but it's nice they found a home for the little dog.

Prayers for the mom , and for her deceased daughter- May she RIP.

15 posted on 10/08/2018 4:55:21 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't waiting. Do it today.)
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I saw The Hunt a couple of months ago. Arthur Hannicut was one of my favorite actors.


16 posted on 10/08/2018 6:27:50 PM PDT by Dawgreg
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The Hunt (The Twilight Zone)

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Opening narration:

“An old man and a hound-dog named Rip, off for an evening’s pleasure in quest of raccoon. Usually, these evenings end with one tired old man, one battle-scarred hound dog, and one or more extremely dead raccoons, but as you may suspect, that will not be the case tonight. These hunters won’t be coming home from the hill. They’re headed for the backwoods—of The Twilight Zone.”

Plot:

Hyder Simpson is an elderly mountain man who lives with his wife Rachel and his hound dog Rip in the backwoods. Rachel does not like having the dog indoors, but Rip saved Hyder’s life once and Hyder refuses to part with him. Rachel has seen some bad omens recently and warns Hyder not to go raccoon hunting that night.

When Rip dives into a pond after a raccoon, Hyder jumps in after him. Only the raccoon comes up out of the water. The next morning, Hyder and Rip wake up next to the pond. When they return home, Hyder finds that Rachel, the preacher, and the neighbors cannot hear or see him, and are tending to the burial of both him and Rip.

Walking along the road, Hyder and Rip encounter an unfamiliar fence and follow it. They come to a gate tended by a man, who explains that Hyder can enter the Elysian Fields of the afterlife.

Told that Rip cannot enter and will be taken to a special afterlife for dogs, Hyder angrily declines the offer of entry and decides to keep walking along the “Eternity Road,” saying, “Any place that’s too high-falutin’ for Rip is too fancy for me.”

Later, Hyder and Rip stop to rest and are met by a young man, who introduces himself as an angel dispatched to find them and bring them to Heaven.

When Hyder recounts his previous encounter, the angel tells him that the gate is actually the entrance to Hell. The gatekeeper had stopped Rip from entering because Rip would have smelled the brimstone inside and warned Hyder that something was wrong. The angel says, “You see, Mr. Simpson, a man, well, he’ll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can’t fool a dog!”

As the angel leads Hyder along the Eternity Road toward Heaven, he tells Hyder that a square dance and raccoon hunt are scheduled for that night. He also assures Hyder that Rachel, who will soon be coming along the road, will not be misled into entering Hell.

Closing narration:

“Travelers to unknown regions would be well advised to take along the family dog. He could just save you from entering the wrong gate. At least, it happened that way once—in a mountainous area of the Twilight Zone.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunt_(The_Twilight_Zone)

17 posted on 10/09/2018 6:28:31 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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I loved that particular episode a lot. It was sad and happy at the same time. Our beagle is named Rip and needless to say he’s getting extra hugs after this thread........;)


18 posted on 10/09/2018 9:44:01 AM PDT by Dawgreg
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