A bittersweet replace to a story we reported on last year: Annie, the 19-year-old shelter canine rescued from euthanasia by two greatest pals, has died.
Whereas Annie might be missed by all, she survived far previous the one month she was anticipated to dwell for, and spent her final months surrounded by love.
Final yr, Lauren Siler of Dallas, Texas heard a few 19-year-old shelter canine named Annie who was in want of a house. She wrote that the canine was “dumped on the shelter” by her earlier house owners.
It was clear that Annie didn’t have a lot time left, and she or he was at risk of dying alone within the shelter. “The vet had mentioned she’ll be fortunate if it’s a month,” Lauren instructed 9News. Annie was at risk of being euthanized.
However Lauren, alongside together with her roommate and greatest pal Lisa Flores, have been moved by Annie’s story that they determined to take her in as a foster. “I noticed her candy little face sitting in her poor little kennel,” Lauren recalled.
The 2 roommates started sharing Annie’s adventures on social media, and vowed to make the canine’s remaining time on earth as particular as potential, organising a “bucket listing” of enjoyable issues Annie might do.
“Annie is about to have the perfect month of her 19years,” the fosters wrote on Instagram. “She’s going to know love, she might be handled like a princess, and get numerous snuggles, ice cream, and hamburgers. When her time comes and she or he tells us she is completed, she gained’t be alone at a shelter.”
The chums arrange a social media account for Annie’s adventures, and over the following few months they crossed an increasing number of gadgets off her “bucket listing.”
Annie ate drive-thru hamburgers, acquired her personal birthday celebration, swam in a swimming pool, and was showered with love and presents from her followers.
Relaxation in peace, Annie
Nearly precisely a yr after rescuing Annie, and after many adventures with their beloved canine, Lauren and Lisa introduced that Annie had handed on.
Whereas the demise of a beloved canine is all the time arduous, the fosters determined to look on the intense aspect: Annie held on longer than anybody anticipated, and acquired to expertise a lot pleasure in her remaining yr.
“She gave us her all… and I can’t assist however assume as she checked out me together with her head in my lap final night time that she was telling me ‘see I instructed you I might dangle on for a yr’!” Lauren wrote in an Instagram post.
Whereas Annie acquired to dwell the nice life she deserved, she additionally modified Lauren and Lisa’s lives perpetually, giving them an unforgettable and significant journey.
“A lot of who I’m at present, is due to Annie. I discovered a lot from her…That life is price residing! Journey and good days can come if you least anticipate it! Being courageous and saying ‘sure’ is nearly all the time price it! However possibly most significantly… that we dwell in a world with GOOD folks!”
“Annie had the life we pray each senior canine we rescue will get to expertise. Annie didn’t simply dwell out this previous yr… she THRIVED!” The Pawerful Rescue, who first rescued Annie, wrote on Instagram.
“This previous yr Annie discovered two extraordinary great girls who took her in as her hospice fosters. She skilled not one however two Christmases and birthday events. She walked out onto the TX rangers baseball area. Made the information, headlined occasions and actually impressed tens of millions!”
Simply days in the past she celebrated her “Annie-versary,” marking one yr since her adoption with a meet-and-greet with followers at Celestial Beerworks.
Based on WFAA, Annie additionally died simply hours after celebrating her twentieth birthday — a bittersweet remaining goodbye.
“Yesterday afternoon she was with all of the those who liked her. she was celebrated,” Lauren wrote. “She greeted each canine that got here to her social gathering after which her physique determined she was performed.”
Relaxation in peace, Annie. You have been liked a lot, and your story introduced a lot pleasure to folks over the previous yr.
Thanks to everybody who gave this candy canine an opportunity at life, particularly Lauren and Lisa who made her remaining months so particular 💔❤️
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