Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving
all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

Thelma von Thrice

Hi, my name is Thelma.  This week a letter from the AARP was delivered to my cage offering me a membership.  At first I was insulted to be classified as a senior citizen but, after sulking a while, I lowered my head between my paws to contemplate my plight.  It's true -- when I look into the bottom of my shiny water bowl, the face that looks back is a bit older than I think of myself, I am around 8 years old now. .  When I go on walks, my joints hurt a little and I realize that I am not as spry as I used to be.  Plus I have to admit that my figure is no longer curvaceous like in the past; I fear that I have succumbed to"middle age spread."  Can any of you relate to this?  Could this be why I am here while all those pups are getting homes?   Doesn't anyone have room in their heart to adopt an older girl like me?  I am calm and sweet and housebroken, and I am independent enough that I won't bother you or get underfoot. I would love to be your only dog.  You and I could take strolls together because I am gentle on the leash and I don't get flustered by passing dogs or other distractions.  We could read or watch TV together, and we could brag together about how wise we are -- because wisdom comes with age.  I have a lot of gentle years left to share you with if you will just give me a chance.  Please visit me soon and take me out of here!

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