Stella Girl is the name this sweet soul was known as around the Boren household. I started fostering Stella Girl when she was around 12 years old (is what they’re guestimating). Stella Girl was a Chocolate Lab, which are usually the greatest, kindest dogs out there. Well, I get her home and we realize that Stella had terrible food aggression. She was rescued from a hoarder so she probably had to fight for every piece of food this sweet girl got. I decided that it was okay, we’d work on the food aggression and just feed her in a different room from my other dogs.
Well, within a couple of days, we realized that Stella was mean, which is an odd characteristic for a Chocolate Lab to have. Later we understood that it was just pure fear on her part, but was so concerning to us because we did have other dogs, and kids in our home most weekends.
We were told when we got her that she was heart worm positive, so this already afraid baby had to go in for heart worm treatments, which thankfully worked.
I only took her to one MTP event and it traumatized her so that I never took her back.
We lost Stella Girl earlier this year at approximately 15 years of age. Obviously all this precious needed was someone to love and take care of her.
She was the kindest, most gentlest soul after she got acclimated to our household. She’s one of the best dogs we’ve ever had. I would never have seen that coming after the rocky start we had.
By the end, she would eat out of the same bowl as our little Johnny Cash (only 7 pounds.) She loved all people and only wanted love in return.
I am so thankful we didn’t give up on this sweet girl. What a gem she was, and we’re so thankful that we were picked to help her live out her last few years knowing only peace, that no one was going to hurt her, that there was always going to be food for her.
I’m very thankful to RHS for giving us the opportunity with my Stella Girl. Fly high, Stella Girl. You are still loved and so very missed.