Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Story About Levi

In one of his previous placements from the dog rescue, Levi lived for a short time in an assisted living. He did not end up being the right fit there ultimately, but the residents loved him. In the evenings, the folks who wanted a visit from Levi would leave their doors open so he could wander in. Levi kept to the first floor, never venturing up the stairs.

One morning, Levi was not in his bed in the lobby. They searched for him in the dining room and the music room and all of the first floor resident apartments. They worried that perhaps he had somehow gotten out. Even though he never climbed the stairs, they eventually went looking for him on the second floor. Still, no sign of him.

The employees spread out through the building. He was finally found on the third floor. He was curled up sleeping at the foot of the bed of a woman who they soon discovered, had died overnight. She didn't pass alone. Levi had been at her side.

I wish you all could meet him.  He's such a good boy.


  1. Animals are so kind. Especially dogs.

  2. and... tears! I love him and you for giving him his forever home!

  3. Dogs can sense oncoming death. This sent shivers down my spine. For Levi to act on what he knew was about to occur was beautiful...I also believe he was meant to be a part of your family <3


  4. You are right, Lisa. This was a tear-jerker. Such a sweet boy. Love.

  5. This is magical and I love it.


  6. These stories never cease to amaze me. What a gem you have!