My friend Sadie’s Dad didn’t come home one night. His heart attacked him and he got died. It was two whole days before any of his friends found out and she was locked in her house alone for that whole time.
Sadie’s Dad and my Dad are/were bestest friends. Whenever her Dad went away for long times, my Dad stayed at her house and took care of her. Sadie and I have been friends since I was a baby. She would come visit me and I would go visit her.
As soon as Dad found out that she was alone he went right to her house to stay with her. Sadie doesn’t have a Mom or any family nearby so she didn’t know what was going to happen to her. She couldn’t live by herself without a human.
Mom said she could come and live with us. We would just have to get a bigger bed cuz she is a Chocolate Lab and she’s pretty big.
Dad talked with lots of other friends about what to do. A neighbor lady said she would love to have her come live with them. She and her husband and Sadie’s Dad were good neighbor/friends and Sadie knows them good. They live in the real country so Sadie could run free like she is used to. If she came to live with us, she would have to be on leash and get used to the pen.
She is already ten years old and has lived with her Dad since she was born. Not having him with her is going to be hard for her so the less changes she has to make the easier it will be for her to adjust to her new life. Dad made sure the neighbor lady had Sadie’s bed and toys and all her medicine.
Mom said it is important that peoples with pets make arrangements “just in case” something happens to them they want to make sure their pets are well taken care of. Too many pet end up in shelters because their humans get died and there is no one to take them.
Not knowing what happened to your human is really sad and then to be put into a shelter must be so terrible. I can’t imagine.
Mom said we shouldn’t worry mostly because we have a Mom and a Dad. She said one of them would always be there for us. Being a practical Mom, she has a “just in case” card with her license that says “My dogs are home alone. Please check on them.” The card has the telephone number of a friend so they know who to call.
We are sad that Sadie doesn’t have her Dad any more but are happy that she will have good people to love her.
Your broken hearted friend,