Do you or a loved one have a story about how you, your pet, a family member or friends have been touched by Animal Rescue? Whether it be a rescue cause; an event you attended; an organization you support; the shelter where you adopted your family pet or the loss of your best 4-legged friend; The Golden Barkery has dedicated this page to YOU, our customers, to interact and create a community of stories that shows how Animal Rescue impacts all of our lives. If you would like to share your story, please e-mail it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to the Tails of Love page.
ABNER: To know Abner is to love Abner. From the first moment he entered our home in November of 2007, that was it. He fit right in with our family. He made himself at home with no complaints. He loved his toys and, of course, he loved to eat!! Most of all, Abner loved to be with people. Within the first week of his adoption, I lost my grandmother to heart failure and I was devastated. Abner never left my side from that moment on. He knew how hard that was for me and didn’t want me to go through it alone. Abner’s heart was so big I often wonder how it fit into his little body!
He would touch people everywhere we went. He wasn’t a certified therapy dog, but I would take him to visit a close friend’s mother while she was in Manor Way. It was amazing the way he seemed to know how he touched the lives of the people he met – even if only for a few minutes. He would walk in with a smile on his face and all the love in his heart and give it out to anyone who wanted some. It brought tears to my eyes how proud I was of him, and I still am.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t very long until the health problems started to come, but Abner never let that break his spirits. He never failed to keep his tail wagging and his smile gleaming, until the very end. We knew that was his way telling us just how tired he was and that it was his time to cross the rainbow bridge. Abner did just that last evening. We are blessed to have had Abner in our lives, even if for only 8 months. Abner left us with so many wonderful memories to hold deep in our hearts that we had to share some of them with the rest of the world. Thank you to G.R.I.N. for bringing this four-legged golden angel into our lives!!