Usually I do my Sunday blog about a dog who has recently joined me at the Bridge, or is in need of prayers to keep them from our gates. This week’s pup Nathan is healthy, but unless he gets a last second miracle he could be joining me at the Bridge very soon. This is Nathan’s story
Nathan was rescued, as were so many dogs before him, by my friend Wishbone’s savior (and first real Mom) Paula Malatesta. Numerous pups, and their owners, owe Paula for the love they share. But now Paula is in ill health, having suffered the latest of several heart attacks, and no one can assure how many days this wonderful woman who devoted her life to saving us souls who commit our lives to humans, has left on the mortal side of the River of Life and before she passes over she has one final mission: To save Nathan.
Nathan is a treewalker coonhound from North Carolina who is either five or six years of age and weighs in the vicinity of 80 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. He is a couch potato, and while he is very vocal, (a bark collar or some training may be needed but he is an excellent guard dog) he is a sweet baby with no aggression issues whose loves to snuggle, although he would do better in a house with older kids familiar with dogs, and should be fed separately (and less, he has a few extra pounds.) . He does bark at strangers but soon becomes bored with them and leaves them alone. While he is not a threat to anyone some socialization might be needed.
Paula’s and Nathan’s fates are tied together. Where she comes from dogs are mere possessions that can be discarded on a whim with the government an all too willing accomplice. And that is not the worst fate Nathan could meet. If their mortal lives don’t end at the end of a needle they end as a bait dog. So Paula made provisions, knowing that Nathan could meet a very bad end, that when she left the mortal side of life, Nathan was to follow.
Posts about Nathan have been posted and cross posted with no luck. So I am doing what I often do, hoping, begging, pleading for a miracle. If everyone could reach out to any rescues they know, or anyone looking to adopt a mature dog, and let them know that Nathan needs a new home maybe we can fulfill Paula’s last wish.
Plus we need plenty of prayers for Paula and Nathan.
Please just this one little miracle and I promise I won’t ask for another one for at least a week.