Friday, June 25, 2010

Look who's celebrating her Alive Day

Today is Elfaba's Alive Day. The term first came from disabled Iraq war veterans who celebrate the day they came close to death (HBO Documentary: Alive Day) Once known as 'Toes,' this senior had a seizure in the lobby of Oakland Animal Services, and was slated for euthanasia just one year ago today. We took her in as a compassion hold, and had the idea she wasn't going to be around for long. Well, she's certainly showing her age, but she hasn't really slowed down much. She's living a happy and pampered life with her foster mom Sara Woods. We celebrate every day that Elfaba is still with us, and I think she does too. Happy Alive Day, little girl. We're so glad you're still here.

9 comments:

cre8vekaos said...

Well, Ms. Elfaba (formerly known as Toes) certainly has given all of us cause for celebration and hope. Thank you for seeing this special lady. And for giving her a place to blossom.

Doc Sinister said...

Happy Alive Day, Elfaba! You have the sweetest brown eyes :)

Dianne said...

Gosh, the blog gets no traffic with the hordes on facebook! As a cancer survivor I can totally identify with Elfaba's Alive Day. Good going little girl!

Donna said...

LOL Dianne on the facebook vacuum.

We're so very glad that you're celebrating Alive Days, too. Applause and smiles.

JJS & Gilly said...

She's a beautiful, beautiful dog!

VIN CHIU said...

She looks like a sweety. I'm happy she's still here and in a good place:)

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty face.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful....

NYCKitten said...

Happy Alive day sweet girl! =)