Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
FAREWELL JOYFUL GRACE
Joyful Grace came into rescue last November, so we've had her almost a year.
She has had comfort and love, good food and great care provided by Acredale Animal Hospital (Virginia Beach) and her foster mom, Sherry.
When she came to us, her skin was horrible, and she was a defeated little girl who didn't even weight ten pounds.
She had an outpouring of love from people who fell in love with her, so there was no lack of outfits for her to wear.
She even had a huge bed donated to her and she could leap into it.
She loved all her blankets and was alert and happy.
Her foster mom adored her and even took days off to care for her.
Joyful Grace was at the vet, and inspired everyone there.
I visited her quite a few times and she had such a sweet spirit. In the last few weeks, she had lost her appetite, She has been having diahrea and vomiting and the light was going out of her eyes. She was not okay. Her little body was giving up.
Joyful loved her special blankets, outfits and toys. She snuggled on them as she rested.
I saw her last night, and she was having difficulty breathing.
Her lungs were filling with fluid, despite all the medications she was on. She was in congestive heart failure. Joyful Grace died at home last night, surrounded by her doggy friends and her foster mom. She gave it all she had and lived longer than we ever thought she would. She was loved by so many.
We will all miss you, Joyful Grace, but none as much as your foster mom. Run free now, little girl. You are whole now.