My heart! 💗

Towards the end of last year we welcomed a very tiny, senior dog for Dog Days, a weekly feature where we talk about a specific animal that's up for adoption at the SPCA of SW Michigan. While I know that we're helping these animals we don't always get the updates after they're adopted.

That's why I was overjoyed to see a post from someone named Cassandra Bastien on the SPCA's Facebook page.

The post read in part,

Near the end of last year, we saw this sweet little hedgehog/chihuahua mix on the WKFR dog days and instantly fell in love. We were told she was about 10-14 years old and she was missing a lot of hair and teeth, but we loved her. Fast forward to now and this little spitfire is a spunky, farm chihuahua who isn’t afraid of anything! She is loving life and everything in it! We are so happy we found MeeMaw and she fit into our family perfectly.

I reached out to Cassandra to ask if I could use the pictures she included with her post to which she graciously said yes. Because....you HAVE to see these pictures!

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When we met MeeMaw at the end of last year she was a timid little thing who just needed her forever home. And now:

She's living her best farm life,

Via Cassandra Bastien

Checking out the chicks,

Via Cassandra Bastien

Making new friends,

Via Cassandra Bastien

Guarding the house,

Via Cassandra Bastien

Playing dress up,

Via Cassandra Bastien

And overall, kicking back and relaxing...

Via Cassandra Bastien

I don't know what the statistics are but I do know that, overall, senior dogs are difficult to adopt out. People always want puppies, which is understandable but older dogs deserve a great life too. As Cassandra stated, MeeMaw came back to life after being welcomed into their home. And, even though MeeMaw was never mine, I'm so grateful that she was welcomed into a wonderful home to live out her years surrounded by love. What a perfect match.

This is why we do it. Dog Days happens every Thursday at 7:35am. We feature a dog or cat from the SPCA both on air and on Facebook Live with the hope that we can find them a new, forever home. In this case, it worked. But, there are still plenty of animals looking for their new homes! You can see the list of adoptable animals at the SPCA of SW Michigan here.

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