Rescue Journal

nola died about an hour ago.

Carol  ·  Aug. 22, 2008

one of our vets finally got back to me last night. we added codeine to her med mix and by 1am she was able to sleep. he said rare or not, she had to have had an aggressive malignancy somewhere for everything to crash so badly, so quick. he said maybe it wasn't the lipomas, maybe it was hiding underneath where we didn't see.

as much as i am rocked off my feet by this, i am utterly thankful that nola did not wait any longer. we almost put her thru that massive surgery.
that is the thing about floats along until it sinks.

rest in peace nola, good, good dog.

my sincere condolences to dawn who had already opened her heart and was waiting at her open door for nola to come home.



all these really great animals who die here without a home of their own.....nola, bill, daisy, peter, hester, lola etc....these were great behavioral issues, no incontinence issues, no unmanageable health issues...just old age stopping them from someone taking them home. and then, year after year, old age and disease finally caught up with them and it was too late.
harrison, boo, stripe, toby, maude, cleo, al, raymond, oka...their time will run out on them is beyond sad.


i know these guys all deserved more but i think they are very lucky to land at carols place. they could have done so much worse. carol treats them like they are all her own special babies and loves them all the same/ i have yet to see somone who is so good to all her animals. ; it is a treat and a privilege to work there.


The last time I was out Mo told me she hoped so much Nola would be adopted, what great dog she was. Carol has said so often how she had this same hope for Raymond. Now his time too is coming to an end. Thanks should be given for SAINTS but these guys deserved more. My heart is sad.


Rest peacefully, sweet Nola. You were a very good dog, and you were well loved.

Eva Stock

Nola I thought you were absolutely awesome!! I will miss you forever. Sleep in peace dear girl. Eva


i am so so sorry carol. she was a good girl and should have had her forever home. am glad she was with you, tho. but it is still a shock. it always is


OMG! Nola was my sponsor dog. I fell in love with her the moment she came thru the gates of Saints. She was such a beautiful dog a bit of a nag sometimes but I like a dog with a bit of a tude. She so loved her barn time and just getting to be herself. I'm so glad I got to spend time with her last night and caress and kiss her sweet face and tell her what a special girl she was. Nola you were taken from us way too soon..I will miss in peace my sweet Nola.

Chris T

I am so sorry to hear this Carol. I am relieved that she is no longer in pain. She knew love at the end. Take care.


God Bless Nola - what a great friend she was to all. I bet she was thrilled to be a kitchen dog for her last days with you Carol.


So very sorry to hear about Nola - she was so lucky to have had you. Just discovered you through the Turtle Gardens website two weeks ago and I live just across the river in Northwest Abbotsford. Rest in peace, dear Nola.


I am so sorry to hear about Nola. She was a great dog, so sweet. Carol, thank you for being there for her when she needed someone to just love her, lumps and all.