On June 23, 2008 I found a sad old Shar Pei living in the shelter in downtown LA. She was hopeless, so I named her HOPE. I wrote a small letter based on what I thought she was thinking (this was before our video program). I am enclosing the original post here:
I was sad beyond words that someone dumped a dog like HOPE at the shelter. She was almost blind, couldn’t hear well and wasn’t too fond of being touched. However, I thought she deserved a chance. I sent her letter around and a wonderful woman named Diane responded and said she would foster her. Well, that foster became Hope’s forever home and her name was changed to Maggie.
Over the years I received regular updates on Maggie, and I looked forward to each and every one.
Like I said, in June 2008 Maggie was set to be put down in the shelter with no one to love her and no one to hold her. However her fate took a turn when Diane added her to her pack.
Sadly however, age did catch up with Maggie and last night Maggie left this world, not alone and scared at a shelter – but rather in the loving company of a human who loved her till the end.
So, it is with great sadness, but also a heart filled with gratitude that I share with you my last update on Maggie aka HOPE.