It was the best decision I ever made to “liberate” the six month old lab puppy that was considered evidence in a drug bust in Fresno and had been held for 4 months in a 3×3 concrete run. The trial was over and now she had been scheduled for euthanasia. I had given her pigs ears and visited her everyday through her padlocked cage. The kennel manager knew her life was about to be ended and so she asked me to take her. I gladly obliged.
Cass saw me through so much. She was there as I lost my sister to cancer, saw me through years of an abusive relationship until we both got out. She loved me when I couldn’t and maybe even did not know how to love myself. She was there with tails wags and slobber and a tennis ball because nothing solves a problem like a good game of catch. She knew no enemies from the largest meanest dog to the smallest creature, the whole world was a playground and everyone was included in the fun.
I will miss you so much sweet Cass-mo as does your buddy the mammal who now sleeps on you bed and comforts me. You were the best friend a girl could have. I’ll see you across the bridge girl and we can play fetch for as long as you want!