We dogs do not do well when our parents out of the house. An hour can seem like months. I can’t comprehend what it’s like to be left alone for a day. Pokey, Maggie, and Toby had to wait five months for their mom, Aunt Laura, to arrive home. I don’t think I could survive that wait with my sanity intact. On Wednesday, after a five-month hospital and rehab stay, Aunt Laura was finally reunited with her pups. On that day, Pokey, Maggie, and Toby experienced joy unparalleled in the dog world.
The three dogs never lost faith that they would be reunited with their precious mom, even when things looked especially dark.
Aunt Laura, while in the hospital, was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. She slipped into a coma. The doctors were not optimistic. Aunt Laura’s many friends in the online dog world rallied to her side, none more so than the Boy’s mom Barbara in Illinois who promised Laura if anything happened to her, she would take her babies.
Aunt Laura’s friends raised money to transport her dogs from Massachusetts to Barbara’s house. The day of their departure was imminent. If Aunt Laura did not show signs of improvement soon, her babies would be living halfway across the country. The many angels, who owe their forever homes to Laura, who has been a critical cog in the Northeast rescue transport for years , fought their way into her dreams and stressed to her if she didn’t wake up soon, her babies would, at least temporarily, become part of another pack.
Alone, we angels are not very powerful, but when we join forces, we can perform absolute miracles, and that is what the rescue angels did with Aunt Laura. They helped her awaken and begin her on the long road of recovery which would lead her to her babies.
We angels tried to keep the Lunn Pack abreast of their mom’s condition. When Aunt Laura was at her worst,we tempered her prognosis, but the dogs sensed the truth. If they were single pups, or even in a pack of two, the worry might have consumed them, but they had the power of three, and that helped them keep the faith
Pokey, the pack leader and the oldest, did not show his siblings how worried he was. At 16, and facing his own medical problems, he knew he might never see his mother again. But, Pokey begged and borrowed heartbeats and prayed to his angels that neither he nor his mom went to the Bridge before their reunion. Against all odds, Pokey was waiting at home for his mom when she arrived. He was the first to greet her.
Her dogs were the main reason why Aunt Laura miraculously improved and returned home. I don’t know if she would have survived without the goal of being home with her babies inspiring her. Pokey, Maggie, and Toby held the light at the end of the tunnel that Aunt Laura trekked towards to find her way home. The three dogs shone a very bright light indeed.
The Lunn Pack, over the five months of being away from their mom, never lost faith that they would be reunited with her.
Looking back on her condition in September, it is an absolute miracle that Aunt Laura is back home with her babies. There are many combinations that make a miracle: None are better than love, faith, prayers, angels, and dogs.