Jewel and Bain
on one of their daily jaunts
Jewel ~ In Memoriam
(1993? - 2008)
Sweet Julie had been in renal failure pretty much since
coming into rescue (probably before then), but had been
holding her own, thanks to the amazing care her foster dad
Bain gave her.
Since we knew that Julie was on borrowed time, it was decided
that we would not try and rehome her yet again, and her
foster dad unselfishly offered to care for Julie for whatever
time she had left. As far as we were all concerned, Bain
WAS Julie's Dad.
Julie clearly adored Bain, and he took her everywhere with
him. She enjoyed daily walks and romps, and to see her in
action you'd never have guessed her age or that she was
sick. She looked as happy as any dog could be.
During a recent vet visit a bad tooth was found that was
in need of extraction. Julie's condition in regards to her
kidneys was stabilized enough that surgery would be possible.
Sadly, once under anesthesia, the doctor found that it was
not a simple case of a rotten tooth, but in fact a tumor.
Phone calls were made, and sweet and beloved Julie was allowed
to leave this world, once again pain free.
Julie leaves behind a lot of heartbroken people, some of
whom have never even met her, but first and foremost her
foster dad Bain. The nature of rescue is that your foster
dogs aren't with you for long, but some find their way into
your heart very quickly and never leave.
NEBCR is eternally grateful for the love and care that
Bain showed Julie in the short time she was with him. We
are all happy that her last months on earth were with someone
that cared for her so well and gave her such a wonderful
life in that short time.
Godspeed sweet Julie...
Jewel's case illustrates
the need NEBCR, Inc. has for geriatric foster homes
and in some cases, hospice care where the only
thing we can provide is care and comfort for a dog's
final days. If you can open your heart and home to
help with hospice care for dogs like Jewel, please