Lola’s Love Story
This is Lola
I found her on the way to work one day after a particularly enthusiastic plea to the Universe to deliver me a true love.
I really didn’t expect it to show up in the form of a skunk-sprayed, infected, injured pekingnese. She willingly came to me, tail wagging after I stopped my car and got out. I wrapped her in a towel and called a friend to meet me because she stunk so bad I didn’t want to put her in my car.
I dropped her at a local vet and they took this photo for me to post for anyone who may have lost her:
I called shelters and put up lost dog flyers with my number. No one called. The vet couldn’t keep her so I took her home with me. I wondered how my chihuahua would react. After all, she was the ONLY dog in the house.
The pekingnese stayed with us as we searched for her owner. I invited friends to meet her and take her home. They all said “She likes you, look how she looks at you” I slightly panicked.
I was informed by the vet that she needed emergency eye surgery or would lose her little bulging right eye. The universe was really nudging me into this love thing……I had to decide if I was willingly to spend a large amount of money on a stray dog. I thought about it for 30 seconds and told them to do it.
I brought her home wearing a hard plastic domed collar and administered the many various drops and creams into her eye several times a day. It was a long healing process and she still stunk from her skin and ear infections. Who knew love was so….messy???
I watched her manuever her head around a food dish and water bowl while wearing the large plastic dome. She let me give her medicine and never seemed to mind the inconvenience of it all. She was always happy and calm.
Eventually it was clear that this dog was mine. Like it or not, I had fallen in love. She had broken through my shell.
That was almost 3 years ago. No one knows how old Lola is but the vet thinks around 11. She just lost a tooth.
Lola teaches me something everyday. Everyone that meets her loves her. Everyone is drawn to her in an unexplainable way. She’s calm, present, and totally available for love; exposing her belly to strangers to be rubbed and petted. Always trusting, always knowing the Universe will take care of her. She showed me that love really does show up unexpectedly, and it’s not always pretty or easy or nice smelling. But when it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. She makes everyone happy and relaxed, even this one: