Senior dogs aren’t the go-to age for families looking for a fur best friend mainly because of their old age and some also think they’re not as fun as younger dogs. That is why, more often than not, these dogs spend the rest of their lives in the shelter, not given the chance to have a full life outside it. That could have also been Alaska’s fate but thankfully one woman gave her a home and a family she could’ve only dreamed of.
When Kat first saw the senior dog named Alaska, it looked like she was begging her to adopt her. And Kat couldn’t resist Alaska’s soft and mellow gaze and she decided to take on the challenge of taking care of another being other than herself. She didn’t really know if she could do it but the only thing that was sure was that Alaska deserved that chance.
When Kat brought Alaska home it opened a new chapter in both of their lives and the first few hours until months together were not easy. Not used to living life outside with freedom and happiness, Alaska was wary of even the smallest things. And seeing that, Kat was definitely motivated to give Alaska the best and be with her throughout the process of recovery, exploration, and healing.
And with Kat’s gentle determination and constant support, Alaska slowly recovered and the two of them soon created a special bond.
They would go on walks and Kat would show Alaska the things she had long been missing out on. And Alaska, on the other hand, was also slowly learning that there’s more to her life than just sitting down and being locked up inside a dark shed. Then one day, Alaska finally made her own steps as she ran alongside Kat during one of their walks. Needless to say, Kat was very proud of her and happy for Alaska.
And through all this, Kat learned patience, love, and selflessness. Loving and giving care to a senior dog is undeniably challenging and there are days that it’s easier to just give up. And you can give these dogs back to the shelter or you can test your limits and see them blossom with you.
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