Dear My Sweet Lola,

Dear Lola,

Looking at a picture of your sad, scared face behind the bars of that cage nearly broke my heart. I couldn’t stand the fact that you were there, alone and afraid, by no fault of your own. Without too much thought or contemplation, I drove to the shelter the next day and made you mine. Little did I know how much my life would change because of you.

About a week or two after you came home, I began noticing some issues with your skin. Several vet visits and a biopsy later, the vet told me that she thought you had a terminal autoimmune disorder. I was devastated. I had only had you a short time, yet I couldn’t imagine what life would be like if you were gone. Dissatisfied and unwilling to accept this news, I sought a second opinion which led us to the discovery of your hero, Dr. Alice. You have no idea how lucky we are that she is a part of your life. She was able to diagnose your condition, a minor disorder that a daily pill controls. I shutter to think about what your life would be like if she hadn’t become a part of it.

Two years later, here we are. I can hardly believe it’s been so long since that scary time in your life. Unfortunately, now we are facing an even greater challenge. Only a couple weeks ago, we received news that there is something wrong with your heart. Soon you will undergo an x-ray and ultrasound so that a cardiologist might be able to figure out how to help you. I am so afraid of getting bad news that I haven’t finalized the appointment. I just can’t imagine life without your gentle demeanor, excited barks and endearing snores. After everything you’ve been through, you are still such a happy little girl. Everyone at the vet’s office is amazed by your positive spirit.

Lola, thank you for coming into my life. At a time in my life when I felt alone, you were a kind and constant companion. You have shown me unconditional love even after all the procedures, tests, and surgeries I have put you through, and for that I will be forever grateful. In return, I promise you that as long as you are in this world, I will do everything I can to help you live the best life possible. I can only hope that this problem with your heart will become another testament to your amazing resilience.


  1. Jaime Perez says:

    What a sweet and beautiful girl you have in Lola. My heart goes out to you. I hope and pray that things will go well and Lola will be with you for a long time. God bless you both.

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