With the pandemic going on around the world, it is so hard to isolate yourself from other people. We literally came from socializing almost every day to being just by ourselves for a couple of months now.
It might be easy for some, but for someone who’s used to having a companion, it would be very hard. Just take from an 85-year-old woman named Shirley Moore.
During the start of the pandemic, she had her 16-year-old dog named Lily by her side. She didn’t mind being alone so long as Lily was with her. She even got to enjoy quarantine because of her.
However, things started to go downhill when Lily suddenly passed away. Shirley became lonely and heartbroken. Being alone is challenging as it is but now that she lost her, it was pretty unbearable.
Until one day, she decided to get another dog. She was sad about losing Lily, but she realized that it shouldn’t stop her from rescuing another dog. So, she turned to ABC Radio Brisbane Drive for help.
On the radio, she desperately asked help in finding her soon-to-be companion. She preferably wanted a small dog suited for her age. Little did she know, support was on the way!
On the day Shirley asked for help, Australian National K9 Rescue heard it. They immediately searched for the perfect dog and discovered a four-year-old Tenterfield Terrier named Tia Maria.
It has been said that Tia Maria came from another human who just recently got sick and became unable to care for her anymore. Australian National K9 Rescue deemed that she’s the perfect match for Shirley.
Currently, both Shirley and Tia Maria live in harmony. It really made a difference in the duo’s life. Now, they both have a reason to wake up and get through this pandemic.
Thanks to ABC Brisbane for the photo.