Jade once had a family to love her. She had a canine companion she shared her family and home with as well. She had a disability - we'll never know how or why it happened - but she wasn't able to straighten out her front paw to walk on it. Her "wrist" was permanently bent. Despite her diability, she was quite functional and she was loved.
But that changed one day. Without knowing why, Jade's family surrendered her, and her doggie friend. Her doggie friend was humanely euthanized, the story goes. I don't know why. If Jade knows, she's not telling. She doesn't ever mention her friend, or the family she used to have. She lived at the shelter in Yuma for awhile, with hopes of being reunited with her family. It wasn't meant to be. She was sent forth on the Yuma Rescue Express to try for a better life in Phoenix.
When Jade arrived in my home, she was nervous. She didn't like being alone. She was desperate for love and clingy. She found solace in Josh. Maybe they shared stories from Yuma, I don't know. Fast forward 3 or 4 months. She's had surgery to straighten her paw. She is learning to walk again. She still enjoys a good romp on my kitchen table (turns out most Goldens do!), She knows she's not alone though. She's settled into this new life.
And she loves her fellow Yuma rescue Josh. Like 2 peas in a pod, Josh and Jade were made for each other. An unlikely pair from Yuma indeed but both with physical issues and in need of love. They complement each other. They share food. They play together. They belong together. Both had uncertain beginnings, both had surgery, both had physical therapy, and both will have some special needs in the future to accomodate. Both are looking for their forever home. Who can help them be together forever? Any takers? (If interested, please contact Arizona Golden Retriever Connection for more information.)