AIJO & TENSHI
It all started with a dog at the
Miami Dade Animal Shelter. He had a broken leg and was waiting his
turn to be put to sleep.
Grace Acosta saw him among the
dogs 'waiting' and asked why was he there.
"Look at his leg", the shelter supervisor said.
The shelter did not know what
was wrong with the leg and the shelter had no way of finding out as
they did not have an x-ray machine. Grace asked permission to take
him to a clinic to have the x-rays done and it was granted.
But, Grace on her second visit changed her mind and left him there.
On a third visit to the kennel
Grace found out that this dog was still alive!
Again, she left him.
It was that night that someone posted to the Internet about a dog
up north who had been thrown out of a car. A patrolman picked him up
and surgery was performed on his chattered legs.
Grace felt guilty for abandoning
this dog and left a message that same night on the shelter's voice
"If the Rottweiler with the broken leg was still alive, please don't
kill him. I will pick him up tomorrow", she said.
He was picked up, taken to
Tropical Park Animal Hospital and x-rays showed an old injury with
nerve damage. The leg had to go.
HE WAS NAMED
Chance went to live at Grace's
motorhome. She had no room in the house for him. The motorhome was
parked outside her home and it became the air-condition "condo"
where Chance lived. He was good & he was never put in a crate. He
had the run of the motorhome and his favorite place was "his"
Soon there was a Guardian Angel
sent. Marie Zeak called Grace to chat and she found out about
Chance. She promised to look for a home for him. Two days later
she called and said that she had found a home for Chance...
IT WAS THE ZEAK'S HOME!
Chance's name was changed to
his left front leg was amputated
passed his Temperament Test, his Canine
Good Citizen Test and became a
AIJO was the perfect Therapy Dog who visited cancer patients
Aijo participated in many Parade
Aijo had the best of homes. He
lived with Tony and Marie Zeak for four years.
It was the summer of 2002 when Aijo went to Rainbow Bridge.
Below are his last pictures just a few hours before saying his
"goodbye" to the people he loved the most, his Guardian Angels Tony
The date will never be forgotten, June 5, 2002
but AIJO did
not forget Tony and Marie!
a month later THIS is what he sent!
On July 6,
2002 Jane Dyar posts to the GRC group...
Okay ANGELS this one gives
I think Aijo has lead this young boy to us!
He is just about 12-14 months old, and has been hanging
around a neighborhood near Miramar Parkway for about 2 weeks. The
lady who is feeding him just got back from a vacation and has been
looking for his owner - no one.
Here is the clincher:
This young boy is missing his left front leg, he was wearing
a collar and is very, very sweet and friendly (however her dogs
aren't as pleasant to strangers). Looks healthy, a bit thin. He
stays and waits for her in the vacant house being built accross the
street, and really wants to come inside her house, however she won't
let him in, she says her dogs would start a fight. He is so sweet,
he loves to get a belly rub and today she sat and rubbed him and
took off a few ticks he had on him. She has bulldogs and says she
has never really liked rottweilers, but he is the sweetest thing she
has ever known!
OKAY HELP...Who is going to be able to take in this marvelous dog
and help us to give him a second "CHANCE"?
Do any of these names sound familiar to any of you!
Lord knows what has happened to this boy in the past, why he is
missing his leg or what has lead him to this woman and our group to
be rescued - but I still have chills. There has got to be a reason
and got to be something
we can do! I cannot take him in. I will see if I can go down and
get a picture of him - but she says a neighbor is going to call
animal control if he isn't out of there soon and she doesn't want
him to go there. She was thinking of taking him to the Humane
Shelter, but a thin 3 legged rottweiler I advised wouldn't do very
well there either.
PLEASE SOMEONE POST TO THIS AND SEND THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS.
We would be able to get him transported if necessary, I'm sure with
the help of volunteers, and the woman will take him part way!
God Bless and I will be praying for some kind of answer by morning.
a three legged Rottweiler pup found in the
streets of Miami!
And what do you think he was
And to whom do you think he was sent to?
Tony and Marie Zeak!
Here is the sequence of
events... Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Tony and Marie arrived at the
his first hugs and kisses
Tenshi meets the other Guardian Angels, Marlen
Valle & Yoly Ramirez
Tenshi meets her friend MAGIC!
and Tenshi wants a picture with his entire
"family". And said he was sorry that Jane Dyar was not on this
Grace Acosta, Tenshi, Tony & Marie Zeak, Magic, Yoly Ramirez &
and That's All Folks!
Yes! We're happy once more!
and my dear
Mom and Dad,
I am very happy, too!
Love Tenshi as much as you loved me. I will always be near you.
When you hug Tenshi, you will hug me.
THANK YOU, MOM & DAD
I LOVE YOU!
always remember God is good,
God is great!