Two - Matilda and Essie are mine. Two - Pip and Bella are long term guests. I love each and everyone with all my heart.
She was not successful and as the ranger already had three dogs, after two weeks this beautiful dog had to go to the pound. Eight days passed and no owner was found and no one wanted to adopt an older dog. So she was to be euthanised at 11.00 that morning. Thank goodness that was day I chatted to the ranger.
I raced to the pound, I couldn't bear to think of a new mother dog being killed. From the moment I saw her little black and tan face, speckled with grey, and gazed into her beautiful eyes, I knew I had to save her. She was the most wonderful, faithful companion for the next eight years. She was so devoted to me, I'm sure she would have laid down her life for me.
A couple of years later a funny black labrador/kelpie cross came to live with us too. He was only a few months old and some-one had left him tied to the door of the Op Shop (thrift store) with a note saying they didn't want him anymore. We named him Toby and Possum immediately adopted him and they were constant companions for another six years. Eventually Possum died and Toby lived on for many more years.
Eventually Toby, too, was a very old dog, a sick old dog and we has to make the sad decision to have him put to sleep. The vet was to come to our house at 10.00 in the morning to end his pain. An hour or so before she was due to arrive, I looked out my kitchen window, and there sitting on the top lawn was Possum. I truly believe she had come back from dog heaven to wait for her friend. An amazing sense of peace came over me.
I know the whole pack of wonderful dogs I have owned and loved, over the last 55 years, are there waiting for me in dog heaven too. So here's to Sparky, Fancy, Sammy, Daisy, Rusty, Neddy, Harry, Ragsy, Ben, Elmo, Possum, Toby, Matilda, Essie, Pippi, and Bellybutton - all of whom have bought so much doggy love into my life.
Now's the time to share your much loved pets. Just pop your details into Mr Linky and join in the fun.
A GIVE-AWAY TOO.As a thank you for joining in today I have a little give away. I bought myself a copy of this book last year and love it so much I went out and bought another copy so you can have a chance to own it too.
There are two ways to enter
- Share your pet with us all for one entry
- Leave me a comment on this post for one entry
FABULOUS FREE STUFFCraft Stylish, who shows us how to make a recycled dog sweater. How cute is Gertie, the model!
And to Doggie Stylish for links to a bunch of lovely doggie/kitty beds.