Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
There are two ways to look at this story: With anger at the individuals who would drop off a three-pound deaf, blind dog who was suffering cancerous tumors in a park and leave her to fend for herself; or with a grateful heart that Rebecca Braglio saw the dog, and despite her initial condition, her blindness and deafness and her cancer opened her heart and home and is providing Astrid with the chance at a better life for whatever time she has left. Personally, I am going with the second scenario.
How it started
Rebecca has only just recently had to put down her other pet, Finn, when Astrid came into her life. When I asked her if it was hard to take in a foster pet who doesn’t have much time left, Rebecca said, “Yes, but at the same time I think I will do better with a gradual loss. With Finn, he was perfectly fine one day then collapsed and an hour later we had to put him down. I had no time to prepare. One day he was with me and then he was gone.”