With her slender physique, roughed-up ears, and drab coat, you could tell Grandma Dot hadn’t had an easy life just by looking at her.
The veterinarian gave incredibly terrible news some months after she came at the LifeLine Animal Project shelter in Atlanta: the deaf and old pit bull, who’d likely never lived inside a house, had cancer that couldn’t be treated.
At that moment, some may have decided to put Grandma Dot’s life to rest. Since February, she’d been a resident of the shelter.
Staff at the LifeLine Animal Project, on the other hand, grew more determined than ever to locate this sweet, gentle dying dog a foster hospice parent.
The shelter would give medicine and other assistance, while the “fospice” parent would ensure that Grandma Dot’s best days were yet to come.
Karen Hirsch, a spokesman for LifeLine Animal Project, tells The Dodo, “She is so loving that she deserves to feel what it’s like to be loved again.”
“They realized she wouldn’t have much time left,” Miller adds, “and they urgently wanted her to be in a caring atmosphere for whatever time she had left.” “I was moved right away and realized that was my mission.”
Grandma Dot returned home on July 8 after years of mistreatment and months in a shelter.
Grandma Dot is ecstatic with her new life, and Miller is delighted to be able to provide it to her.
The dog loves going on vehicle rides with the air conditioning blasting, and she’s so excited about kicking up dirt after urinating that she’s on the verge of tipping over.
Grandma Dot is as ferocious with her licks as she is with her nibbles, which Miller finds endearing.
Grandma Dot is taking a slew of drugs — steroids, anti-inflammatories — yet she appears to be in fantastic shape. Her cancer, however, cannot be cured owing to her age and physical condition.
Miller doesn’t know how much longer they’ll be together, but she knows it won’t be long. It’s difficult. Miller says she’s sobbed a couple times and “just hugged her and cried.” “Seeing how happy she is for everything I’m able to offer her makes everything so much better.”