This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014. This particular entry also is about a very special dog American Dog Rescue helped in 2012.
I have always felt the strong desire and drive to nurture, love and help, that always seemed to be my mission in life. When I lost my beloved Romano, a 13 yr old Italian Greyhound who I raised from a pup, I was devastated. My life really revolved around him..he was my shadow, I cared for him, loved him with all the moon and stars and nutured him all through out especially as he aged.
When Romano passed I had a huge hole in my heart for years. Then, one day as I was looking at dogs who needed furever homes, I came across Lannee..my love. Lannee was an Italian Greyhound who was rescued from a puppy mill, where she was confined o a small cage and had to eat her feces and drink her urine to survive..she was also blind from cataracts.
Instantly I knew we needed each other, probably me more than her, so I could fill that hole in my heart and hold her and love her. Well, I was able to adopt Lannee 2 years ago and she has changed my life. After spending time with Lannee and in spite of all of the horror she had been through in her short life, she was so happy and loving and just a wonderful little girl, I decided she needed to see. She needed to live her life to the fullest, I needed to do that for her!
After emailing a number of rescue organizations, American Dog Rescue was the only organization to respond to my pleas to restore Lannee’s eyesight. With the help of American Dog Rescue and many friends who donated to Lannee’s cause, Lannee was able to have cataract surgery!
The rest is history….Lannee can see beautifully, and is having the time of her life. I love to see her run around chasing flies or picking up a crumb off the floor! As for me, my life is again complete..the hole in my heart is no longer there and instead is overflowing with love and happiness. I can’t hold Lannee enough, I hold her so close to me at night when we sleep and think, she has made me whole again.