Hi! Wondering what a sweet ole gal like me is doing here? I was a stray found by a Legacy Boxer Rescue Facebook fan who called LBR for help. My foster parents took me into their home on 1-1-2012 and tried everything they could think of to find my parents. It was obvious to them I was someone’s sweet girl. They called the shelter, posted flyers and online ads, contacted local vets, but had no luck.
The doctor thinks I am 11 years old. I was a sick girl when LBR saved me but they fixed me right up. I have heartworms. hypothyroidism, chronic pancreatitus and Boxer arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. I survived a bloat surgery and a heart attack. I am on meds and special food and doing just fine! I am house and crate trained but my foster parents don’t even need to crate me. I love my fur siblings.
I am confident and very smart! I am a very quiet and laid back girl. I do enjoy snuggling on the couch or in bed with my foster parents. I walk well on a leash and enjoy car rides. I LOVE to play fetch with the squeaky ball! I also love to get into the trash so you have to keep those trashcans away from me or keep them empty!
Even though I am not available for adoption anymore due to my many illnesses, please consider saving another senior on our available page. We all need a place to call our own. I am so blessed my life won't end in a scary shelter.
UPDATE: 12/12/12: Tessa thanks all the sponsors helping with her vet bills. LBR could not afford to take care of boxers like Tessa without your generous help. Since being diagnosed with heart problems and placed on medication, Tessa has only had one seizure!! Before that she was having seizures sometimes every 3 or 4 days and they were hard on her. She has a flare up of her pancreatitus every so often but only 3 times this past year so that is good. We did a test using a Holter Monitor which checks her heart beat for 24 hours for irregularities. The Dr. said he would have been happy with 200 irregular rhythms but she had over 20,000! You would not know that by her behavior, because she seems to be doing great. The Dr. increased her medication and we will need to go do another Holter Monitor test to see what the results are. Her next step would be the addition of a 2nd heart medicine that her foster parents pray won't be needed because sometimes the medication themselves are dangerous. We have never seen a dog survive the odds she has with her age. She is a fighter and loves life. She loves her Daddy more than anything and we love her back so very much. Tessa's facebook album
One by One, they pass by my cage,
They say, "Too worn, too broken, too old of age.
Way past his time, he can't run and play."
Then they shake their heads and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw through the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.
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Jenny Froh Photography
JoAnne Biggers in memory of Derby
Dolores Demartini in memory of Derby Jamie Silver
Shannon & Diana Tilton