Nora, black lab mix, was found wandering a casino parking lot and was taken to a shelter in horrible shape. She was emaciated, had fleas and overgrown nails and, worst of all, she could not put any weight on her right back leg. The shelter had x-rays done which showed Nora had bone cancer in her back leg that had already spread to her lungs. When Old Dog Haven agreed to take Nora we knew she didn’t have much time left but we were determined to give her the best few weeks of her life. Transport was arranged and Nora went to live with her foster family on their farm. She spent her days hopping on her three good legs and exploring the fields, barking at the goats and pigs and smelling every bush and tree. After eating her home-cooked chicken stew she loved to jump up on the couch and nap the day away. Even though Nora must have been in pain from the cancer, she lived those last weeks like a spoiled happy dog, resting her head on her ODH mom’s lap and smiling. After three weeks, we decided to say goodbye to Nora before the pain became too much.

We will miss her gentle, sweet nature and lovely spirit.