Must Love Dogs.

Subject: Must Love Dogs.
From: Your Grandson's Girlfriend.
Date: 16 Jan 2019

My boyfriend is an angel. For eighteen months he lived with his Grandma, Linda, her four dogs and one cat. When her time came, it came swiftly. Linda was a tough woman with a big heart and a beautiful sense of humor. Rather than a wake, it was her wish for her family to have a comedy roast for her. I never actually met Linda but I knew I would have liked her very much based on her last wishes.
My boyfriend has lived in her former home and cared for her babies. Unfortunately, my boyfriend works six days a week and is still recovering from grief. His family is finally selling the house and will close escrow in a month and a half. The thought of these sweet dogs ending up in a shelter because everyone was either too busy or still grieving broke my heart.
When his Aunt came out to tie up some loose ends with the estate a month and a half ago, we were able to track down Linda's previous veterinarians through her credit card statements. His Aunt said that if I do the "paw" work, that she would pay for the services necessary to rehome the dogs properly. She reminded me of what I imagined Linda would have been like. As strong as she is caring. So, the road trips to the vet and groomers began. The groomer that I took them to was less than a mile away. I explained the situation and when I mentioned that Linda was a groomer, the ladies immediatedly remembered their former competion from down the street fondly as they gave their condolences. I asked if they knew of any no kill shelters or anyone looking to adopt. Unfortunately, they only knew of a no kill shelter. So, I did a little research on the internet. Thankfully, today there are now ways to rehome your pets by creating social media profiles for them. We already have our first meet and greets scheduled for this weekend.
Linda, I just wanted to let you know that I love your dogs and your Grandson. I have chosen new families for them that are as similar to what they knew with you. One lady wants Philbert to be her companion in her retirement. She even spoke of purchasing a second seat for Philbert so that he can fly with her in the cabin when she goes to visit her daughter and grandchildren. He will be spoiled with love and attention, as will all of your babies.
Maybe, one of these days, once the dogs and house have been taken care of, I'll be able to help coordinate that comedy roast for you too. It's the least I can do considering how amazing your Grandson turned out to be. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
Rest in peace knowing that you are missed and that your doggies are with loving responsible new families.