In March of 2019, I bid a heartbreaking goodbye to my 13-year-old Border Collie, Badger. The pain was gut-wrenching, he was my best friend.
One day I saw a photo of a puppy on Hopeful Tails’ Facebook page, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I decided to go meet him, it would be therapy. Pet a dog. It was a first step to healing. That evening, the pup sat in my lap, put his head on my arm and went to sleep. I closed my eyes and it was almost spiritual. When he looked at me it felt good. It felt right, just when I didn’t think I could ever feel good again. It was meant to be.
That pup, Bandit came into our lives when we were swallowed up by the darkness, he was the light that Badger sent to help us move forward. Less than a year after Bandit joined our family, I almost lost my husband due to a heart condition, where he spent months in the hospital. It was just Bandit and I, he kept me going when I didn’t think I’d be able to. Over the years, he made the dark days brighter, and I truly believe that he rescued me. I’ll always be so grateful to Hopeful Tails for rescuing my sweet boy and putting him into my arms”