The day of Annie passing I knew this was just the beginning of my journey. My heart was broken yet i wanted to do more than just have the memories of her. I thought about all the other stray's that needed some kindness and compassion and how i can help.
I reached out to Nora and wrote that in her travels if she should find a dog that needed a loving home to let me know.
Nora wrote back to say that she has just rescued a dog within hours of our Annie passing. She was hesitant in telling me so soon after our loss but seeing that i was opening my heart to another creature in need. She began the story of her rescue..
Danielle dear, dear friend, are an extraordinary being, in the midst of so much pain over the loss of our Annie, you are able to open your heart and give the opportunity to another creature. I cry some, I am not weeping by nature, but I cried a lot and even cry for this major loss, for this creature that lived with me, who slept with me, ate out of my hand, used my chair, my bed, and that its tail was so happy, but now I cry different, I cry with great force to do more and more for those who like Annie, suffer from neglect and indifference, and now I'll tell you something that happened the same day that Annie died, and that was not going to share it with you so quickly, but your desire to help another pushes me to tell.
As usual, I received a call and she told me there was a young, skinny dog bones, abandoned, hungry, thirsty, lying in the street where she parked, and she could not leave it there, if I had someone I could help her, I said immediately that I would seek someone nearby who can help her, Maria Julia, another angel who helps me, prepared food and water to leave with me immediately, that Pilar calls me and tells me she will come to my house with the dog,, in the parking which is a bit from "our office.", she came down and sat on the floor, on the sidewalk as the dog ate: ate food, drank water, very scared, gave her a tablet desparasitarla. I told Pilar the latest developments of Annie, and she died a few hours ago. We moved the dog to the headquarters of Aniplant she is sweet good, medium, and from the first moment we lost Annie, because our Annie is already a project, not a memory, it is a boost, an incentive to increase aid, support to so many suffering.
I can't tell you really how amazing Nora is..it is so hard to explain and that is why I am sharing my personal letters from her with you. She has her angels as she calls them that work alongside in helping to end the suffering and indifferences on cuba's strays.
Along with Nora's email was a few photos of the rescue.
As you can see she was just skin and bones, but now she has a chance.
I wrote back to say that i would take her. Now i can't tell you how handy translators are..but things do get lost in translation. Nora wrote again and i guess the translator was acting up .. because some how i thought from the first letter the dog was female., but during the second letter back from Nora it was a male. She was referring to the dog as "He" . She was asking me to name the dog so they can begin to familiarize him with his name.
After a few days of thought i decided on the name 'Neo" so i responded back to Nora with the name.
To add to this., i have been trying to learn a bit of spanish. I was already understanding the masculine and feminine nouns. Usually anything ending in "0" is masculine and "A" is feminine. I'm telling you this for a reason.. stay with me. LOL
So Neo it is.. then i get a letter back.. is Neo female? and I being to think.. it ends in 'O" she must know its a male name. I keep reading back through her emails.. then she writes "es perrita no perrito."
So Neo is now Nia~ .. yes it is a girl.. LOL.. after all the sadness it was so good to have a laugh over something that seemed so simple.
Here are a few more photo's of "Nia" at Aniplant Headquarters
Once Nia puts on enough weight she will be flying to Toronto to meet her new family.
Simply someone who's found their passion in helping animals.