Kintana was found June 2016 in Portugal when she was wandering in the streets. She was rescued by Bianca, the organization that saved me as well! Kintana was in a terrible state; undernourished, limping with all four legs and she had an overwhelming amount of fleas and ticks. X-rays showed that both her hind knees were dislocated and that she had arthrosis in her right shoulder. She needed a few months to regain strength and weight before she could be operated.
She has had three operations but sadly they didn’t help her at all. In her best interest, they decided to not try any operation anymore. She walks differently, but I think most of you will remember my special mission quote:
“Quality of life does not depend on what you are capable of, but how you perceive and enjoy life.”
In the photo collage below, you can see how Kintana was found in the top left picture. The two other pictures were made after her surgeries, and in the bottom right picture, she was enjoying the sunshine.
Last year, I wrote the following words about Kintana: “They call Kintana ‘a sea of sadness…’. But her name means Star, so I hope that one day she will feel like a star who shines brightly over the sea…” A dream that has come true!
In July 2017, Irene traveled to Portugal to bring her home! It was a very special journey and now Kintana lives with my Irene and the rest of the family. Forever home ❤️
End of 2020, Kintana was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. For a long time, she was doing fine and we had many beautiful days together. In September 2021, she became weaker and in the end, we had to say goodbye. On her last day, we visited the beach one more time. It was magical.
Our special beautiful girl will be forever in our hearts ❤️