Miss Dazzle was our grand dame Irish Terrier – MIX. This lady’s story was laced with mystery and adventure and more than a wee bit of sadness. Last fall – Daz was sprung from the LA County East Valley Animal Shelter. Her owner turned her into the shelter because she was old and too much trouble. Our lady languished there from August to October. When ITRN was made aware of her situation, volunteers sprung the girl and got her to safety.
In foster care, Dazzle talked and told foster mom Cory all her troubles and she was very adept at expressing her opinion which always brought a smile to anyone’s face. Our vet guessed that she was at least 12 – with worn down teeth, arthritis, and deafness one could say she was a bit of a mess and would be a challenge to place. But to Dazzle, each day was an adventure to be spent with her Parson’s puppy buddy enjoying the fresh air and sunlight. Each night was great because she had her own warm bed. Each meal was marvelous. Dazzle, despite her ailments, loved her new surroundings.
We tried to find valiantly her a forever home – but older dogs with health issues are nearly impossible to place. Sadly, Dazzle’s health failed and she succumbed to acute kidney failure. Amidst many tears, foster mom Cory lovingly said good by to our fine old girl as she slipped peacefully away across Rainbow Bridge. We mourn her loss and our rescue life was blessed by her being a part of it. Run free and happy dear girl!