“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” – Sydney Jeanne Seward Tethered to a side post with a dirty leash, on the busy road outside Friendicoes .that’s how Goldie now renamed Shaggy was abandoned by his inhuman owners. And for what? All for an ear infection that was easily curable? Or for old age which we all will face sometime soon?
A golden spaniel in his later years, named Goldie for the colour of his coat, he came with a shaggy coat, matted and dirty, and an ear infection that hinted at the lack of care. Quiet and dignified, as demanded by his age, Goldie would not easily be won over. But he was always open for a treat. He lived 2 months at the shelter where he was treated for his ear infection and was groomed to within an inch of his life Goldie soon won hearts with his good looks and manners. One look at him and the questions would be “How old is he? Can we adopt him?”. The moment they heard “he is about 8-10 years old” you would see the interest waning.
Nobody wanted a dog who had not very long to live and go through the trauma of losing him just as he settles down in your heart. So Goldie sat at the shelter and waited for that one home who would put his needs before their own. And very soon his prayers were answered when Rajdeep Singh of Faridabad came forward to give him a home. Renamed Shaggy by his new family, this elderly Spaniel is now living with his own doting family and you are welcomed with a happy “woof woof” when you go visiting.