a younger foster dog that makes us realize our own dogs are aging.
And while it used to make us a bit sad, we have noticed lately a type of nobility in becoming an Elderbull. Maybe the fur on Mr B's elbows is becoming worn, his ears are a bit tattered and frayed, and the fur on his nose has rubbed away from being petted so much. But we think that just makes him the Velveteen Pitbull
And just like the Skin Horse so wisely explains in the book: this is what happens when you are loved for a long, long time...
Sarge the Elderbull to our friend Chilly who waited and waited for his forever home and now actively enjoys swimming and hiking, to the inspirational stories of Elderbulls using their sweet demeanor to do therapy work , and all the incredible features during Stubbydog's Eldberbull month. Suddenly 14 is the new 7!
It was during all this positivity that a few weeks ago Aleksandra from Love and a Leash sent us this photo.She had met this gal, Lady Zamora, at her local shelter, and she was hoping to help spread the word to see if anyone wanted to adopt their own "Mrs. B":
enjoys skateboarding, going out on the town, and going for long walks.
What would it take for someone to look beyond her age and give her a chance?
After a flurry of emails, we thought of an idea: what if we created a type of "trust fund"? The balance would go to her adopter's vet as a credit against future routine medical care?
And wouldn't this also be a powerful way to show how amazing Elderbulls's are?
So now we are looking for donations for Lady Zabora's 'trust fund' to cover her spay, vetting, and a little extra to get her pulled from the shelter and hopefully into the arms of a rescue group. Check Aleksandra's blog for more information about Lady Z, and how to help.