I heard this story and thought it was just too precious to pass up. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This is a story from Annie England Noblin. Several years ago she got a rescue dog names, Louis. When she first met Louis he looked much older than the 4-5 years she was told. He looked more like six or seven. And the gray in his beard was showing already. She was also told that he was a Boston Terrier mix. Well just one look at him she could tell that was accurate either. But after a long stare at each other, Annie knew age and looks didn’t matter. Louse was going to be her dog.
After signing the adoption papers and putting Louis’ name tag on, Annie said she could tell that Louis knew he was going home.
Well, sadly the day came, eight years later, when Annie knew her time with Louis was coming to an end. See, over the past several months Louis was a regular at the Vet. He had suffered from two fatty tumors and now had developed a cough. When she came home that day, Louis did not jump up to greet her. Instead, he just laid on the floor and wag his tail. Annie and Louis would be taking one last ride together.
Louis was a great dog for Annie. He was her first rescue dog.
Louis was up for any adventure – drives, running in a field, escaping enclosed spaces. He kept Annie busy all those years.
As Annie and Louis were driving to the Vet, Annie took time to thank Louis for a great life together. She thought of all the special times together and the unique things Louis would do to make life more fun and easier. Like cleaning the floor whenever Annie dropped something or being quiet on Saturday mornings when Annie was trying to sleep in. But mostly, Annie just thanked Louis for being her dog. For protecting her, bringing a smile to her face, and giving her someone to love.
Annie said that the old man Louis knew this was going to be their last adventure together. She could see it in his eyes. She had been carrying him around everywhere lately and now she was going to carry him one last time. As Annie laid Louis down one last time she tried everything she could do to comfort him. She told him she loved him and then came to the realization that she didn’t rescue Louis eight years ago, Louis rescued her.