11.22.2010

Lainey the Three Legged Lover

It has been a week now since Lainey has joined our ranks. She is adjusting nicely, though she still seems to think that I may take her back at any moment, like she hasn't fully attached herself yet.  But given her background I'm sure I would be hesitant to grow attached to anyone too!
A little bit of Lainey's background as it's been told to me....

The family that had Lainey when she was a baby dumped her in the yard of her second family as they were moving out of state.  You see, the family who's yard she was dumped in had made a comment to Lainey's family on what a nice puppy she was and how they would love a dog like that.  Well Lainey's family took that to mean dump her off on your way out of town!

Although they weren't really looking for a second dog, and despite allergies, they took Lainey in.  Because of the allergies Lainey was kept in the fenced in yard for the night time. One night Lainey decided she wanted out, jumped on top of her dog house and attempted to jump the 6 foot fence.

She didn't make it.... Her leg was caught between two of the fence slats and there she dangled.  After hearing a struggle Lainey's family came out to her aid, but there was just to much damage, she needed surgery, expensive surgery!  It was looking like the only option may be to put Lainey to sleep.  Luckily a friend of the family worked at the humane society and offered help.  Lainey was surrendered with a broken leg and gang green.

The vet amputated Lainey's leg, she almost didn't make it through the surgery, but the vet was in love with her (she's just that sweet) and said he was not giving up on her.  So this is how she became a three legged lover.

While at the shelter Lainey had "almost homes" twice.  She was considered for a therapy dog (again, just that sweet!) and a family dog, but in the end I guess she was just meant to be with us.  I do have to mention, and thank, the family who almost adopted Lainey, but due to other pet health concerns decided to sponsor her instead THANK YOU!  I had no idea until I went to pay for Lainey that the family had paid half of her adoption costs (which were raised due to the expensive surgery, which I wasn't told and would have had a panic moment). The kindness of others always amazes me, especially in this economy and I can not thank that family enough.

So here she is, at my feet, our three legged lover.  It will take a while for her to realize she is home now, but she seems happy to be here.

12 comments:

  1. sweet sweet sweet post!!

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  2. Thank you for loving her. Pls keep us posted on how Lainey is doing

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  3. Aw I love it. We too have a dog from the shelter and he almost had 7 new homes but never seemed content with them. But when my daughter walked in he instantly had a connection with her. It is so cool how dogs pick their owners. Love Lainey's story and glad she has a great new home.

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  4. Man, that just makes her even more sweet. What a trooper of a dog. She will settle in, it just takes time.

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  5. How precious, she is a LOVER! Thanks for the Beautiful post! And please do keep us posted..

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  6. Thank you for sharing your sweet adoption story! She is darling
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  7. That is so so sweet. I'm glad you took her in. She really deserves to be in a good home.

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  8. How sweet. We took in a stray 16 years ago that was the sweetest dog ever. So sweet in fact we named her precious. She lived a long full life with us, 14 years. She passed away two years ago. I hope Lainey brings as much joy to your home as Precious did to ours. Pam

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  9. You are awesome. Dog's with issues can be tough but need to be loved just as much as the rest of them.

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  10. Oh, what a great story! The poor thing, when she loves you, she will love you with her whole being like you've never been loved before! Congratulations.

    Carol

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  11. So glad she has a forever home. I love to read stories like this. This is what life is all about, and loving animals that give and love us so much. Thanks for posting this.

    Lisa

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