Opie didn't make it...

Opie didn't make it...

February 4, 2019 19:14
Life is different for each and everyone of us... It is a concert that nobody has a program of.. That was the case for our Opie, a dumped Dachshound who ended in the killing station... thrown away after 14 years... 

His arrival in the Refugio was adorable but hard... Old and stiff, with a felted coat, he was skinny and looked sad and meaningless out of his old eyes... Our people started to cuddle him, greet him, take care of him, and slowly he was getting a bit happier... Just a little bit, as he didn't understand why he had to end up here in his old days... So much noise, lots of enthusiastic young other dogs who walked him so fast... he was protected and taken care of in a little house where he had a basket with a thick blanket.. he slept in our offices, received his cuddles from all of us daily... Opie really liked all that, but it was still not a warm basket in front of a fire place on his old, old day... 

We had the impression that he would be ok someday... After all strength and commitment by our volunteers, we had a reservation for him... Everybody was so happy, but we could't explain it to him.... he didn't understand, he would just look at you with his sunken eyes... 

He was planned to fly on Sunday, but our vet thought his condition was not acceptable to fly, he was in a bad state... So he got some more attention from our people, was spoiled even more... Until Kelly called that it was very wrong... We wanted to drive to the clinic immediately, but Opie wanted to die with us... in the arms of Kelly and Melanie he blew his last breath... he couldn't go on anymore... 
He looked up to them, liked he wanted to say: thank you, you are sweethearts, true sweethearts, but I have to go... And he went... In the loving arms of two of our people... 
On behalf of Opie, thank you to everybody who fought for a bit of happiness for him... thank you to the owner for wanting to give him a chance, even though he never got to meet you... thank you to everybody with a heart... 
Our whole team cried over his death... it goes into your heart and even deeper than that... 
rest in peace Opie, we will never forget you.... 

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