Another woman named Yvonne, in another part of the US, watched the episode with great interest, because she had adopted a dog from India too - a beauty named Katie, who happened to look quite a lot like Leela!
She 'googled' Indian Pariah Dogs and found our project. And that's how Katie first appeared in this blog, back in 2008.
You can see her adorable puppy photos and read about her in these posts:
Katie turns 15
And today she makes her last, and posthumous, appearance in this blog. Katie passed peacefully in March, just short of her 16th birthday.
Her health had degenerated and she was put to sleep to prevent more suffering. 'She had lost mobility in her back legs, and could no longer get up and down stairs or out to the yard,' writes Yvonne. 'She was losing her vision as well and had developed a sizeable growth on her thigh. The decline was quick....She passed away gently with her head cradled in my arms.'
Here is her last photo:
Goodbye, beautiful sweet Katie 💜 You made your family very happy. It's been an honour to feature you here!
Photo: Yvonne Koch
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