Gidget is another senior boxer girl who found herself alone and out of time at the high kill SEACCA shelter during the deadly week of 4th of July. Sachi Animal Rescue had gone to get two boxers and left with all 5 in need. Her sad snow face and flying nun ears had us at hello. She was released on a medical waiver and went straight to our vet. She was treated for a UTI and then underwent surgery to remove a mammary tumor and get spayed and the dreaded wait for the biopsy results begun. Sadly, her tumor came back as malignant and further diagnostics broke our hearts. Her cancer has already spread to her lungs.
We dried our tears and rolled up our rescue sleeves vowing to do what is best for our darling Gidgey girl and that is to shower her in love and comfort. We have to remind ourselves that Gidget doesn't know her diagnosis and has much to teach us in her ability to just live gratefully in the moment. She is in a loving foster home and already feeling relief from treatment for her arthritis pain and a comfy ortho bed. She is relishing her Just Food for Dogs Neoplasia diet and not complaining about her supplements that we hope will slow the progress of the cancer. After spending her life neglected and used to make puppies over and over again, she deserves to know what it means to be loved, to be given the best life has to offer.