Every so often, someone comes along who ends up changing your life and redefining what you know to be true about the world.
Hazel came into her people’s world in 2006, after surviving years of horrific abuse and neglect at the hands of multiple puppymillers. By all rights, she should have been scared, defensive and cautious. But this was Hazel, and she was tough, sassy, clever, and more than ready to tackle her life of freedom and love with her new and amazing family….
Hazel showed us that limitations are merely projections. If you didn’t know she didn’t have eyes…you’d never know she didn’t have eyes.
She taught so many people more about tolerance, forgiveness, love, and friendship than any book or human possibly could have.
Hazel has more than earned her wings. Her people have the most enviable guardian angel looking over them now.
Keep them all in line up there, Hazel, and keep an eye out for all of us down here. We’ll be missing you terribly, and we won’t ever forget who you were and what you taught us.
Run free and run strong, beautiful girl.
Tribute by Hazel’s people:
If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.
Hazel: 1999(?)–Jan. 5, 2015. Adopted by us in April 2006
Oh, my bold and bonny lass, run fast. Run Far. Run Free.
There just aren’t words to do justice to the incredible being you are or the size of the gap you will leave in my home and heart.