A moving and emotive repost from Paws2Rescue and oh so true! This is about a beautiful dog called Ruxi.
Hi, I am Ruxi. I am dying in Romania. Before I fade away, I want to tell you how it feels to be me.
Almost 3 years ago, the evil dogcatchers took my mummy away, she rolled around screaming as they dragged her into their white box on wheels. I was only tiny, and she shouted at me to hide quickly. I was shaking and crying behind a car wheel in the parking lot when a lovely lady bent down and reached her hand out to me.
I grew up in a big cage with lots of dogs. It was ok because we had room to play, and my favourite thing was to stand on the roof. My two human mummies came to feed us all, and I loved those few minutes with them.
My world fell apart last year, when I could hear the white boxes on wheels turn up, the same evil men started running to all my friends and dragging them by their necks. Next thing I knew, I screamed in pain as it happened to me too. I passed out unconscious. After a few days inside a prison with no food or water, my mummies came and got me.
Only now my home is smaller. I live inside with my boyfriend Dennis. We have room to run and play and sleep, but I want to be free. At playtimes, especially when the children come to see me, I am happy and I come alive. When it is time to go back inside my cage, my heart drops again.
This is life in Romania. I am cared for, but I want a real mummy to call my own. I cannot live like this any more. It s no life for a dog.
We are safe here, but outside we are not. There is a special lady who comes to see me from Paws2Rescue. I know that I am her favourite, but she never tells the others. Every time she leaves, I can see her crying too. I wish she would choose me for the white box on wheels.
I can barely eat food any more, I am too sad. I have nothing to live for. Life in a cage is not a life. Now the vet is worried about me because my ribs show through my fur and I am getting too thin. I have no reason to eat. I love my boyfriend Denis, and we cuddle up at night, but my soul is torn apart. Life is not worth living.
In a few weeks, I will have no more pain. I will finally be able to close my eyes and sleep forever.