Mouser came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a tiny puppy. He weighed only two pounds and suffered from starvation, mange and severe rickets. He also had a broken tail and mobility issues.
Karen nursed him to health and became very attached to him. She adopted him for her very own. He lived in the house instead of roaming with the pack.
Karen made sure he was treated like a king and Mouser was there to comfort Karen when she was sad, or ill, or recovering from foot surgery with a pink cast!
Mouser was an educator and traveled with Karen to presentations at Red Lake Elementary school and elsewhere to spread the news about proper care of animals.
Kids loved him and all the visitors to the shelter did, too.
Mouser was eleven years old now and, during a routine teeth cleaning recently, a growing melanoma tumor was discovered on the back of his tongue.
It could not be treated and soon he struggled to eat or drink.
Karen's final gift to him was to allow him to pass gently to the Rainbow Bridge.
His suffering has ended, but Karen will miss him very much. There is an empty place on her couch and in her heart.
Karen endures so much caring for the sick, injured and unwanted animals of Red Lake, but losing one of your own is especially hard.