What is your dog's breed? (If you have more than one dog, please list a name followed by breed.)
Zoe and Izzy are Maltese; Zoe is 5 now and Izzy about 2 (she's a rescue). Both are precious (of course) and my constant companions.
Sadie was a Westie and the most wonderful dog (guess they all are to us!). I miss her every day.
I adore dogs! Have ALWAYS had 2 while my kids were growing up; one for each! The kids have gone on to have their own families (and dogs, of course!), but I still have my 'babies'. I love having 2; they are such a comfort to each other.
I lost my precious maltese Tori to auto immune hemolytic anemia 5 1/2 years ago. One day she was fine, the next so desparately ill. My vet tried everything, but nothing worked. I was so despondent I couldn't even look for another baby. My Sadie helped me through that sad time by constantly being by my side. Then for Christmas, my husband, Mom, kids and grandkids all went together (none wanted to be left out!) to get Zoe for me. She was the 1/2 sister of my Tori and when the breeder found out I had lost Tori she called my daughter to tell her she had just had a litter and was saving the only girl for me...God wanted me to have her. She is such a love.
I lost Sadie August 2009 from a nasal carcinoma. She was diagnosed in February after a severe nosebleed. The tumor was too close to her brain to operate; she underwent 5 radiation treatments. Since the tumor was behind her eye, the radiation burned her eye and she could not see out of it. She had several more good months, but the last one was hard on her and us. I should have let her go, but just couldn’t. My vet came to our home for her final visit and she died in my arms. I will always miss her. Each of them leaves such an imprint in our lives.
It took us several months before we could even look at getting another dog and then only because Zoe was so depressed. Izzy was a gift from God. I was looking for a puppy and she crawled into my husband’s lap and started kissing him. He said, I like her...hold her...she kissed me and we were both goners. She is a precious addition to our family; all of 3 lbs and a little terror! But she and Zoe are good buds so we are a happy family again.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
They love ALL the time and can sense when you need attention. They teach you to love; that's why I had a dog for each child...to try and teach them unconditional love.
Do you have a website or personal page (such as on Facebook or MySpace) that you'd like to share with other members of our community?
HI VICKY,SORRY I HAVE NOT EMAILED YOU,BUT HERE IN MAINE OVER THE WEEK END,WE GOT HIT WITH A VERY BAD STORM.SEAS WERE 30 TO 40 FEET,WITH WINDS OVER 75 MPH.KNOCKED OUT POWER FOR 3 DAYS AND LOST MY
COMPUTER AND TV AND PHONE.JUST GETTING BACK ON LINE NOW.I COULD NOT GET WHAT YOUR EMAIL SAID,COULD YOU EMAIL ME WITH MY EMAIL ADDRESS
WCRONIN742@AOL.COM,DONT GO THRU I REMEMBER LOVE,SO I COULD HAVE YOUR EMAIL AND WE COULD EMAIL EACH OTHER. THANKS BILL
Vicki - what you wrote brought tears to my eyes. Your words hold true for so many of us who can't express so eloquently what we feel for our precious and dear companions. I can't imagine my life without them and dread the day we have to say goodbye. I can't even go there.
Your baby is perfect! Suce a cute darling! Where did you get her?
Thank you for your kind words... Yes Angel is amazing! I looked for her for almost a year! I KNEW I wanted a Morkie... A friend has one that was shipped on an airplane... the next day her baby was in a coma from low blood sugar! Thank God Bella is ok now but such a tramatizing experiance for the owner and little baby...
SO~ I KNEW I would have to find a puppy close enough to go pick up...
I searched and searched for about 8 months... THEN~~ One Day...
her little face popped up on my computer screen!! She was 5 minutes away right down the street from my house!! Heaven Sent!
I have not found a mate for her yet but I am searching diligantly... I know she will be a great mom and OMG the pups will be amazing... How old is your daughters Morkie?
Hi Vicki, Your email brought tears to my eyes. Whenever, I think of Rio, look at a picture or when I talk about him I get teary eyed. Everything I have written about Rio comes from the heart. I was literally Rio's caregiver for about four years. At the end when he passed, I cried for weeks. To be honest I didn't think I would get over the loss. I lost 7lbs and was extremely sad. I went through feelings of how could this happen to Rio. Why Rio..etc. I went through a stream of emotions. I had discussed the issue of getting another maltese as a friend for Oliver. Although, I thought it would be a good idea - it wasn't. What I was doing was trying to replace Rio. Every maltese I looked at as a pet just didn't look like Rio. I realized that if that was the case then I was getting a puppy for the wrong reasons. I talked to the groomer and vet. They both advised that since I had taken care of Rio for 4 years, Oliver was patient and step aside. That NOW was Oliver's turn to be taken care of. Oliver was right there with me when Rio passed away in my arms that morning. He sighed and turned away. The first week he was very quiet. But after two weeks he was back to normal. My boss, after Rio's passing told me to bring Oliver to work (didn't want him to be alone at home)...Oliver has been coming to work with me since June 28, 2008 and he loves it. Ollie relishes every moment with me. We spend all day/night together. I view the video that I did for Rio called Sweet Rio and I still cry. When I write about Rio or post pictures or even doing the video brought comfort to me. Did you see the pictures of Rio's final resting place? I prepared myself at least two months before he passed. I knew the time was coming and I bought him a blanket with a beautiful satin bow, the coffin, and the St. Francis Assisi figurine. For me doing all these things for my little guy was my final goodbye. Alot of people would tell me that I was getting too carried away. But, Rio was my friend for 12 years. I felt he needed to leave in a most beautiful way. I wasn't going to have him cremated and I didn't want to bring the body to the vet and just leave him there. He deserved a great tribute and burial for the love, loyalty and friendship he brought me. You shall be better in time, but healing takes time. Let me know how you are doing. Take Care. Elsa
You are so welcome Vicki.....I've had a very very stressful 8 months or so, so I haven't been on for awhile. I'm going to try to stop by here more often.
I still have Dudley's Mom Missy and Auntie Joy, but they are about 9 now, so I'm hoping I can get a little boy from Angel Wings Maltese in Florida. I know the breeder, Lora Pancoast, she belongs to this web site also. You can go to Maltese Lovers and see what she wrote about the tear-staining problem.
At any rate, I'm quite busy working 2 part time jobs these days, to try to recoup from unjust family litigation & my bank accounts being frozen without a hearing or judge's order (small towns get away with this I guess), so I need your prayers.
You have mine! Kisses & pet licks from my house to you and your pets!