Woman With Terminal Cancer Searches For Dream Home For Her Dogs
It isn't so much her life-and-death struggle with cancer that's weighing on Kathleen Zuidema's mind lately.
Not the year and a half she's spent battling the disease. Nor the hard realization that things are not getting better.
No, the hardest thing this Washington state woman has had to do is imagine her dogs in a world without her.
She posted a letter on Facebook last week, hoping someone out there could give her the peace of mind she so badly needs.
Zuidema is looking for a home for her stalwart companions, Autumn Moon, Moka Luka and Finnegan - the three dogs, she writes, who have spent their every moment at her side.
"This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do," her note begins. "My heart is breaking and I'm sobbing as I write this."
Her dogs must stay together because, as she explains, they've only ever been together.
"It is a huge thing to ask of one person but the thought of them being separated is more than I can bear," she writes.
The oldest, Autumn Moon, is 11. Moka Luka is 4, and so is her brother Finnegan. They're well-behaved, love to play ball and like to sleep on the bed.
"They are wonderful to be with. The love they give and joy that they bring me every day has been unbelievable," Zuidema concludes.
She put it all in a Facebook post last weekend to "see what happens." And what happened was the post got shared more than 20,000 times.
As for her wish? At this moment, it hasn't been fulfilled.
Maybe we can help.
If you think you might be able to give a home to these three loyal dogs, get in touch with Kathleen Zuidema through Facebook.