Let's simply call this one... Loving
Vishwa saw her walking near the Shelter. Barely walking. She was in really bad shape. And she had that post-distemper twitching. She was six years old. And we named her Shanti.
She just laid on her side in one of our holding cages on a bed of straw for three days. Not eating. Not moving. Dr. Raja supported her thru i.v.’s that provided nutrition, anti-biotics and vitamins. On the third day I tried to infuse her with energy and pull her out of depression. And respond she did.
We decided to move her to the veranda where she would be snuggled by puppies and be closer to the “action”. She picked up immediately. Started eating within several days. Standing and walking on the tenth day. The sweetie died after a month and a half.
Her final time was one of feeling safe, secure, and loved. The alternative was being on the street. Suffering. Frightened. And dying alone and uncared for.
We put her on a Red Tara prayer list. Every morning before dawn for 49 days Tibetan Buddhist practitioners will say prayers for her and send her guiding and protective energy. Red Tara is the Tibetan Buddhist Goddess of Compassion.
May all beings be blessed. May all gain compassionate understanding.