Stay with me and take a few minutes to read this story, it's the greatest story I ever told.
Pam Green and Frodo
11 years ago, Kent Animal Shelter was on the receiving end of a puppy mill rescue operation. On that transport, 160 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. Frodo, as I later named him, was one of the rescues that arrived at Kent, a 5 year old chihuahua/dachshund or "Chiweenie" as they are called. Frodo was very sick with a viral infection and quite underweight so he spent the first month of his arrival in my office as he was treated for his multiple medical issues. Frodo became one the greatest joys of my life and accompanied me to work every day for many years. He imprinted on me from the very beginning, following me everywhere at home and waiting faithfully at the door when I ventured out. Frodo was a tough little guy, hiking many miles with my husband and I and always the boss when big dogs were around. Even after he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, he managed to live an additional three years, of course, with diligent medical care and lots of love. Recently, on July 10th, Frodo passed away at the age of 16 yrs. What happened next was truly a miracle. My husband and I were away on a yearly bicycle trip. I had gotten a call from Frodo's pet sitter two days after we left that he was having some type of medical crisis. The pet sitter immediately took him to my veterinarian who diagnosed Frodo with having a probable blood clot as he lost all feeling in his legs. We were devastated. There was no choice but to be put him to sleep. The group that we had been traveling with went on the bike ride that was scheduled for that day. My husband and I, very distraught, stayed back at our cabin. A couple of hours later, we decided to take the bicycle ride by ourselves up to a summit pass where there was a small observatory built out of rock. All the way up to the summit, I kept saying over and over in my mind, please, send me a sign that you are okay, that you are still with me, send me a little dog, send me something. We climbed up to the observatory and my husband went inside. There were only a handful of people there that day. A young couple came walking past me with a small dog, a chihuahua mix just like Frodo. Suddenly, the woman said, "C'mon Frodo!" I turned in their direction and said, "What did you just call him?" The woman responded, "His name is Frodo", we named him after the main character in 'Lord of the Rings' which is exactly where we got the name for our little Frodo. I immediately called my husband over and told him the little dog's name was Frodo. The couple are forest fire fighters and were just passing through the area. We told them what had happened just a couple of hours earlier. We were all awe struck as we reveled together in this "miracle story" that happened the day Frodo passed. We were convinced that this could not be a chance meeting or a coincidence. For the past 35 years, as Kent shelter director, I never encountered another dog named Frodo. And there it was, a sign that all was good and Frodo's spirit will live on forever. If you don't believe that there is something else after this life, I can tell you I am sure that there is 100%.
We gave Frodo the best life that he so deserved and he changed our lives forever. Your support of Kent Animal Shelter made that rescue possible. For every animal that comes to Kent in need of a second chance, a life is saved, and the human/animal bonds created are priceless. I ask you now to consider a gift of any amount to help Kent in its rescue efforts to give a second chance to the many animals in crisis situations.
Donate “In Memory of Frodo”, he was truly one of the greatest joys of my life.
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