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Elvis, The Yorkshire Terrier

By: Colette Albert

This probably is not considered a spiritual story but here goes.

I was one of many people contacted this past week regarding a 9 year old yorkshire terrier named Elvis. He was scheduled to be euthanized on Sunday Sept. 12. He was diagnosed a diabetic and his owners decided not to treat. No-one was stepping up to the plate so I had to get him. My intent was to buy some time to find him a good home.

A spiritual side might be that Sept. 12 marked the 3rd anniversary of having to put down a beloved pet of my own. That was 2001 - the day after the Twin Towers came down. I guess I felt it was meant to be that I take the little guy on.

I have committed to bringing his health up to date which means a 24 hour blood glucose curve, and regulating his insulin, a dental, and vaccinations. I really believe based on what I have seen in this dog that he has a lot of good yorkie years left in him. Unfortunately I have to find someone willing to take him on permanently.

Can you help?

Colette Albert

Calgary, Alberta


As Elvis improves, we pray, Colette will keep us advised and we will post the story.


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