This is a bit of a different Tuesday Tale. It’s about a human being, but it’s also about a dog she loved.
Our family received some devastating news this past weekend. My sister passed away at only 53 years old. Her name was Lisa.
We are still on an emotional roller coaster and still have the funeral to come. I considered skipping this Tuesday’s Tale post, but writing is a healing thing for me, an outlet.
My sister was very sick, although her death was still unexpected. She had a hard time taking care of herself, let alone a dog. But when her friend would visit she would bring this little dog with. The dog would stay with my sister often while the family had various things going on and it seems Lisa had fallen in love with this little dog named Eli.
Not long ago she had asked me for some advice on how she could help Eli. His family was moving and couldn’t bring him with, I guess. He was three years old and never was potty trained, so her concern was no-one would adopt him. She knew due to her health she could not take care of him, but she was concerned on what his fate might be if he was taken to a shelter. This is when I brought up No-Kill Shelters to her.
The time came for Eli to lose his home and be taken to a shelter not that long ago. My sister told me she was so grateful that I told her about No-Kill Shelters. She said she and Eli’s mom had never heard of them. During the last conversation I had with my sister she said “I know you’ll do Eli right by doing a blog post about him and passing on to others that there are No-Kill Shelters out there.” This is what I am trying to do right now. But little did we know I would also be writing a post about her. My heart is heavy.
I pray sweet Eli has already found a new forever home and I pray sweet Lisa that you have found a new forever home with Jesus!