I’ve written before about my very special student, Sara Elizabeth Jackson, and how she gives her foster dogs the very best part of her heart. Sometimes those stories are sad ones, but in this case, we have a happy ending. I’m providing a link to a story just written about Momma Pitty Pumpkin here, but continue on . . . there’s more!
When Sara found Momma Pitty, we all rooted for her to give birth without problems. That happened.
One by one, the babies found homes where their families loved them and appreciated their cuteness as much as all of the “Momma Pitty Family” had from day one.
Then we rooted for Sara to find a home for Momma (though there were several of us who tried to talk Sara and Mario into keeping the lovable little girl. But Sara already had Harvey (her very large, constant companion), Capone (an easygoing pit bull), Poppy (a cross-eyed cat) and a Ferret. She has also found space in her home to foster other dogs. None of them have suffered from a shortage of love.
(P.S. Momma’s the one with the pearl necklace :-))
Sara knew Momma needed her own home, though, so she took her to the vet’s to be checked out, only to discover Momma had cancer. As she had with the puppies’ vet expenses, Sara reached out on Facebook one more time, begging for help with Momma’s vet expenses and for prayers as Momma went through her surgery. Once again, everyone pulled together and raised some funds, but it wasn’t enough, so Sara became creative and planned special events, her friends made jewelry, and she even sent out invitations. Because Sara is a runner, she appealed to her runner friends and pretty soon, Momma Pitty’s fundraising event became a Mother’s Day event.
But before the event happened, something amazing came about . . . .
Momma Pitty fell in love! And so did her new Papa! She now has a home where she’ll be loved and spoiled, and where she can have her own human that SHE can love and spoil. Last night, she spent the first night in her own home and cuddled with her new dad, who is over the moon with happiness.
I’m sure this isn’t the end of the story, but to take it full circle from being an abandoned, abused dog to being rescued by the FABULOUS Sara Elizabeth Jackson, to becoming mother of 8 absolutely adorable pups, then to be faced with cancer . . . and to come out the other end of this tale with a truly loving dad . . . well, that’s something to celebrate.
Thank you to all those warm-hearted people who take in dogs like Momma Pitty Pumpkin and love them and care for them while they look for the right home where they can enjoy the one thing all animals have in common: a need to be loved.