Lady Bug came to Little Paws Dachshund Rescue as an owner surrender to a Northeast Tennessee high kill animal shelter. As a senior dachshund/beagle mix with a severe limp her chances of leaving the shelter without rescue were very slim. A sweet ol’ girl should not spend her golden years in a shelter. Thanks to Little Paws, Lady Bug would leave the shelter and spend her last days with my family.
The day I picked her up from the shelter I promised her that her life was about to change and that she would never sleep in a shelter or on the cold ground again. Lady Bug spent the last 6 weeks of her life being spoiled and pampered. At 15 years old she was finally spayed and fully vetted. Lady Bug spent most of her days lounging on the couch with her heating pad and pillows. She was a wonderful old gal and loved unconditionally. One of her favorite things was to just simply lay her head on your lap and get loves and petting.
Unfortunately Lady Bug had congestive heart failure. After all veterinary efforts had been exhausted we had to make the heart wrenching decision to let her go. She did not pass alone but in loving arms. Lady Bug was put to rest on the family farm under an old Elm tree. She will always hold a special place in all of our hearts.