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    Posted November 28, 2012 by
    Muskego, Wisconsin
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    Loving and losing a dog: Your tributes

    Beloved Wanda

    When we lost our Springer back in January of this year, we had to fill the void, and after much searching and researching we decided to adopt a beautiful English Bulldog we named Wanda. We adopted Wanda in March of this year after contacting the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR). The faculty and staff of volunteers that handle this rescue are most impressive, very selective, very professional and caring. We found out that Maxine (her name before we renamed her) was a mill dog and was used strictly for breeding purposes. She was never socialized, to the point where she didn’t even know what grass was since she had never walked on it. We decided to rename her Wanda to help her forget the bad times and let her know that nothing but good times lie ahead. When we met her, although a little hesitant at first, we saw nothing but love, compassion, and eagerness to please. As much of the abuse and carelessness her previous non-caring humans gave her, she put all that aside and her true beautiful self came out. She finally realized that not all humans are the same and now she found the ones that she wanted to share the remainder of her life with. Wanda was great with all dogs; our own dogs and all of our dogs in our day care. She loved to come to the day care to play with her friends. We treated Wanda like we treat all of our beloved four legged friends, that she was now part of our family. Wanda’s personality added a unique spark that lit up our lives. She was full of energy, spunk and most importantly love. We couldn’t believe that a dog who was used and abused by the other bad humans could give so much positive energy and affection. Although she only spent 8 months with our family, it will be 8 months we will remember forever, and that memory will be in a special section of our family book.

    We know Wanda is in a better place and we hope to see her again in the future. Even though Wanda only lived with us in this life for 8 months, the impression she left on all of us will last a lifetime.

    Rest in peace Wanda


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