Dolly was kept outside with little shelter before she came to us, she developed cancer in her eyes from the sun as well as her back. The cancer on her back has been healing beautifully, but her eyes have been getting steadily worse. We had our vet come out and take a biopsy of the cancer to see if there is anything we could do for her. But the results showed that there was no treatment for it, and if we removed it, it would grow back very quickly.
Dolly's other eye, all of a sudden, would not open. So we had the vet come back out to take a look. The exam showed that inside her eye, the cancer had taken over and made it impossible for the eye to function or open. The cancer was now in her head and was causing her head aches and pain. The vet said there was nothing more we could do for her. And because she was suffering the only thing we could do to help Dolly was to gently help her out of her body so she could go home and be free. Dolly slipped away easily and happily; I'm thinking she was very grateful to not be in her failing body anymore.
Dolly's warm, soft hugs will be sorely missed. And we will always remember her fuzzy ears, pink nose, and determined personality.Dolly belonged to a woman who loved her and treated her well. But when the woman fell ill she was unable to care for her. When the woman passed away, we were asked to take Dolly home to our family. When we met Dolly she was obese, sunburned, and socially awkward. It took us a long time to be able to pet Dolly, but with the help of the other cows we eventually became one happy family.
Dolly passed away at the age of 18, and inspired many at risk and special needs children to know they were loveable!
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