We at Sammy’s Hope would like to take a minute to reflect on the passing of Moet, the 12 year old rottie mix who we pulled from the shelter last year. She had a very large tumor on her front foreleg, which many of you generously donated funds toward getting removed. The tumor itself was embedded so deeply in her leg, surrounding vital arteries and ligaments, that the surgery was only able to reduce its size, not remove it entirely. The operation, however, afforded her some relief by greatly reducing the tumor’s size and extended her happy life for a few more months. During these months, she lived in a loving foster home, running around her big back yard and playing with her toys. She was greatly loved by her foster family who showered her with affection and attention and welcomed her into the family as one of their own. Sadly, because of the aggressive nature of the tumor, it had recently begun to grow back and clearly started to bother her. Over the past week or so, she had begun to show irritation toward her doggie siblings that she had never shown before, and became her foster mom’s constant shadow. She was clearly suffering and needing constant human reassurance, which thankfully her foster family was there to give her. This week we took Moet to the vet to see if there was something more he could do to make her comfortable and he advised that there was not. Moet passed peacefully with the person she loved most at her side.
We are sad to see her go, but so very happy that the final portion of her life was filled with joy and affection. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to her foster family for giving her such a wonderful life and letting her know she was so very loved up until the end. And thanks to all of you for supporting Sammy’s Hope and enabling us to improve the lives of dogs like Moet.