Aug 11
Last Updated on 26 March 2012

John was another stray – just a lonely boy wandering the hot, humid streets.

He went straight to our vet partner; poor boy has intestinal problems…maybe from stuff he was forced to eat to ward off hunger pangs? He also has hot spots and ear infections, all which have been addressed. This just speaks to the pain and suffering that a homeless dog faces. Now for the really good news: John’s absolutely adorable. He has that “hunter” look - the big, blocky Golden face and body. And he’s as handsome as he is sweet and gentle.

 Today is September 8th; I first met John on August 31st. What a sweet boy...we were head over heels in love and our two resident Goldens were too. He was our fourth foster and we were going to adopt him and add him to our family. But it wasn't meant to be. John had been shot at some time in his young life and the damage was irreversible. The decision had to be made to let John go. I've cried a million tears for a sweet boy that I only knew for a short time.  I held his head and kissed his nose good bye as he crossed to the Rainbow Bridge, truly the last thing that I could do for him. I know that he has found the rest of the "Harlan Goldens" and is frolicking with them...no longer in any pain. He will run to meet us when our time on earth is over and I will once again hold his head and kiss his nose. Till then Johnny Boy...thanks for sharing your wonderful, sweet personality with everyone that met you. You were truly loved by many.


The Harlan Family

Susie & Bob...Simon & Bart


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