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Ma Kettle is an arthritic senior Lab who walked 30 miles to try to get home -- only to be rejected by her former family once she arrived.

The dog had seen a country song's amount of sadness already. Ma Kettle's previous owner -- who called her Lady -- died in 2012, leaving her homeless. She was adopted out of the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter, in Kansas, but then given away again for not getting along with a new puppy.

She escaped her third home, and walked back to the family with the puppy, but the journey ended with her being sent back to the shelter -- and then this heartbreaking Facebook post:





Her life has since become a fairy tale. Ma Kettle's story went viral, catching the attention of an animal-loving heiress -- who has now whisked the dog off in a private plane to Odessa, Florida -- about half an hour from Tampa -- where she'll live in an 11,000 square foot home on 100-odd acres, with a whole menagerie of furry rescue companions.


The doggie's name is now Lady again, and her new owner is Helen Rosburg, also known as the author Helen Rich, a tattooed, art-collecting legatee to the Wrigley chewing gum fortune, and who according to TBO.com dispatched an assistant to collect the pup:
The story resonated online and with Rosburg, who had recently lost her senior black Labrador, Granny, said her assistant, Barbara DiCioccio.
Rosburg, 65, contacted her staff to rescue the dog from the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter in Sedan, Kansas. At 4 p.m. Thursday, her assistants Chet Ragsdale and Barbara DiCioccio boarded a jet to Kansas to pick up the dog; they returned about 10 p.m.
We dont mess around here, DiCioccio said. We get things done.
We've reached out to see how Lady is enjoying the new surroundings; meantime, we gather from this Facebook post that Rosburg is pretty darn excited to have her:





"She got on the jet without problems," he said. "She just walked up, wagging her tail fast and happy."
UPDATE, August 5, 3:30 p.m.: Rosburg posted a photo of herself with Lady to Facebook, and it sure looks like the both of them are completely thrilled, being together:





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MelCervini
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 1183 Posts
Saturday, August 9, 2014 2:02:31 AM
@Ultimakewl/@slutetta/@sultra.. exactly x3 etc because the whole story isn't known and every situation is different. My sister left us with a pampered/spoiled greatdane mix that had a multitude of issues that have taken a few years to correct and today we have a much healthier-minded/healthier animal that`s happy being a dog again rather than a brat.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2478 Posts
Friday, August 8, 2014 8:00:21 PM
Some dogs are so loyal to their human that they can be super jealous and aggressive to other pets and sometimes people.
My gran had a dog, rescued pup. That dog loved her so much that when she got a kitten, who was allowed inside the house (on the ranch house) and adored by my gran; the dog just hated her.
The kitten weht out to make friends with him and he killed it.
Few months after that my gran came over to the city to visit us for 3 months.
The staff said the dog refused to eat and pined away abd died, because he missed my gran.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3336 Posts
Friday, August 8, 2014 6:04:23 PM
@MelCervini. i'm a veteran of having old dogs at home and `inheriting` new dogs/puppies. its not easy sometimes to get everybody to get along, but IT CAN BE DONE.

i personally feel that most people are too lazy and too stupid to make any kind of effort whatsoever to make adjustments in the lifestyles and behavior of their dogs.

just as it is not the dogs` fault for following a biological imperative (i.e., chasing children, which dogs see as a game), it is also not the individual dog`s fault for failing to get along with their new `siblings`.

its the human`s obligation to make things work. after all, we`re SUPPOSED to be the superior beings.

ultimakewl
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 791 Posts
Friday, August 8, 2014 5:02:41 PM
@MelCervini
i have an older dog, and one of my (now former) neighbors had a new puppy
one day that puppy got out while the family was away
so we took it in and got it some water and basically looked after it for a few hours till the family returned
but in that time the puppy did what puppies like to do: play with other dogs somewhat aggressively
and my old dog did not like that one bit
so we ended up tying our dog outside for awhile so she didnt get upset with and end up attacking the other dog

issues between lady and the puppy are not necessarily ladys fault
hell for all we know it could have been the puppy being very rough and aggressive with lady and the family just chose to keep the young puppy over the old dog

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10874 Posts
Friday, August 8, 2014 3:58:57 PM
Thats a lottery win for ole Lady
good stuff

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