Adele and Betty: A Heartwarming Tale of Love and Loyalty
Adele and Betty were the epitome of a loving and devoted pet-owner relationship. 20 years ago, Adele made the decision to adopt Betty from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, and since then, they have been inseparable.
Betty lived a life full of love and happiness, and it was evident in her long and fruitful life of 20 years.
Sadly, Betty passed away recently, leaving a huge void in Adele’s life. However, Adele wanted to make sure that Betty’s legacy lived on and in her honour, she made a generous donation of R1000 to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Adele was incredibly impressed with the work done by the SPCA and wanted to show her appreciation in the most meaningful way possible.
In an email to the SPCA, Adele shared her love and admiration for Betty and expressed her gratitude for the amazing life she was able to provide for her beloved pet.
Adele's Letter, Betty's Lessons
We adopted Betty 20 years ago from a miserable life of abuse, she had been kept on a very short lead for 2 years which resulted in a very thick scar around her neck as she was constantly trying to escape. Her ears had been burned and I believe she was beaten as throughout her life of love and devotion from our family she was hand shy, mistrusted people and some dogs in particular she was very reactive around a broom, we think she was beaten with a broom or stick.
“When she arrived at our family she was so skittish that she would fall asleep standing up, we persevered through years of love and affection and gave her the life she deserved.
It’s been so difficult saying goodbye to our family dog who was a constant in our lives for 20 years, I will always love and miss her, and I would like to end with the lessons I received from Betty.
-always stand your ground
-its okay to be the alpha dog occasionally
-protect the ones you love
-sneak onto the couch when no one is looking
-run wild on the beach
-play in the waves
-gratitude is shown in different ways, for us it was in the eyes
-sleep when you are tired
Adele’s donation serves as a testament to the love and bond that she and Betty shared and will continue to inspire others to adopt and love their pets with the same level of commitment and passion.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is grateful for Adele’s generosity and extends their heartfelt condolences to her on the loss of Betty.
This touching story of love and loyalty serves as a reminder of the importance of the human-animal bond and the positive impact that it can have on our lives.
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