Grandma Shows Up At A Shelter And Asks About The Dog That No One Else Wants
Melani Andrews, a 72-year-old resident of Galt, California, knew exactly what kind of dog she wanted when she made the decision to adopt one from a shelter. She was interested in the shelter dog that was the oldest, had the most difficulty finding a home, or had no chance of ever leaving the facility.
Melani had a really rough couple of years; first, she lost her husband, and then she lost Lola, a loving American Staffordshire terrier who had provided her with a lot of solace.
“I was feeling a little low and gloomy. One night, my granddaughters told me, “Grandma, you need someone to keep you company.”
The grandma followed the advise of her grandkids and visited Sacramento, California’s Front Street Animal Shelter to bring a new member of the family home.
“I told them I wanted the oldest dog they had, the one everyone was neglecting, and I wanted to adopt him. I wanted to assist someone – a dog – like Lola helped us.”
“I couldn’t care less if he was unwell or if the shelter could assist with the expenditures. Although I don’t have much money, I am certain that I have enough to care for a little puppy.”
A kennel housing three little canines was where the shelter personnel brought Melani. Jake, a 12-year-old dog that had recently been taken up as a stray, was one of the dogs.
Jake woke up and began wailing as his two companions ignored him. So I said, “I’ll take him if it appears like he wants to leave.”
The employees at the shelter were overjoyed that Grandma had picked Jake, but they had to let her know about his health issues. Jake, on the other hand, had terminal skin cancer and was also deaf and partially blind.
“I was told that I had cancer and that I only had a little time to live. I then said to myself, “Let’s make her time as enjoyable as we can.”