It took only a couple months for the life as Joni knows to change forever. She is a dog lover and has provided forever and foster homes for many unwanted, abused and neglected dogs throughout her life. Joni was the proud mom of Babe, Kelly, Zeus, and Little Girl. Babe and Kelly both died from spleen cancer, while Zeus was diagnosed with lymphoma and Little Girl with lung disease. All these dogs had individual stories.
Babe was found as a stray on the streets. She lived 10+ years with Joni and her favorite past time was swimming in her lake.
Kelly was found starved, half dead, abused, and half of her foot had worn off as she wandered the streets looking for food. She lived 12+ year with Joni and never forgot about the streets from which she came.
Zeus was one of the first boxers in ABR. He had 2 torn ACLs, was abandoned by his previous owner, heartworm positive and starving. Joni had him in her life for 20 months before she had to say her final farewell.
Little Girl lost her battle with a chronic lung illness a few days before Christmas 2007 at the ripe old age of 13.
All four dogs lived to be fat and had happy, healthy lives while in Joni’s care. Although she feels blessed to have them with her, I hope she knows how much they adored her. They all loved you and couldn’t have been happier with anyone else. You are my inspiration!
Written by Jennifer, president of Austin Boxer Rescue for her
Mom Joni in memory of those she loved so dearly.