Lady--R.I.P (2/14/98-9/10/13)

Belgian Malinois/Breed Unknown
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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 10th 1999

February 14th 1998

spending her day with me, Alpha of the pack

strangers, especially when they want to pet from above instead of from a lowered position

Favorite Toy:
the orange rubber squeaky barbell (see photo), and a stuffed Ducky

Favorite Food:
broccoli (don't laugh)

Favorite Walk:
around the two cul-de-sacs

Best Tricks:
spin and bow, both about equal

Arrival Story:
I have no idea what her life was before she hit the street, then the street hit her--a car. A good samaritan took her to the vet, but could not keep her. Calie (as she was named by the Vet techs) lived at the vet for almost three months recovering from leg and hip surgury. When I saw her picture on the wall, I was curious. When the Vet techs presented her to me and said, "She's yours!" I was thoroughly smitten, and have been ever since. Love at first sight DOES exist. She instantly fit in with my other dog at that time, and bonded to me like glue. I did not like the name she came with. She almost always crosses her front legs when resting, so I named her Lady for being so dignified.

I wish she could tell me what her early life was like. She's loving but won't cuddle. She is very delta in the pack and will not give up that position, even to her doggie pals who visit for play dates. She's very leary of strangers. However, given all this shyness, she shows no signs of physical abuse. I think she was thoroughly mentally abused as a pup. Agility has worked wonders for her confidence and her ability to go about in the normal world, although she still prefers to stick to the familiar, and is very slow to accept new places, walking trails, and people. She knows the names of all of her toys, and sorts them out in order of value to her. Knowing the value she places on each toy is great for determinig training rewards.

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14 years to the day

August 28th 2014 11:12 am
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I just realized that I got Lady on September 10, 1999 from the vet.
Fourteen years later to the day, September 10, 2013, we returned her to the vet for a humane end to her suffering.
I still have a hole in my heart, one that will only be filled by the love of another dog.


Farewell, my Lady. Have fun over the Rainbow Bridge!

September 19th 2013 8:41 pm
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Dear Lady,
I love you with all my heart, and making the decision to let you go was not an easy one. You so filled the house with your quiet presence, and our hearts with love and devotion. I hope that our decision to let you not suffer was the right choice, and that you understand.

You have by now found your pal Taffy, and she in turn has introduced you to all the rest of our family who went before you. Please be happy, play to your heart's content, and plan to meet us when we cross that bridge some day. I look forward to seeing all my fur-pals together some day, for there can be no heaven if you all are not included.

I know you do not want us to cry. Doing so upset you during your last moments. Sorry for that, I wanted you to be at ease. But, yes, you picked up on our emotions and, never having seen us that emotional before, you woke right up. Please know that we are all right, we will heal, and though we will always love you and miss you, we will carry on.

Love you, my pup!



Thank you for the wonderful gift of love!

September 9th 2013 2:38 pm
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Dear Mom and Dad,
I know it has been very hard on you, especially these past two or three months, to see me as I am, and to be my spiritual and physical angels. I am in some pain, my nose is starting to run, I can't tell when I need to poop, breathing is getting a bit harder, I can't walk, and oh so many other things that make me feel ashamed but that you help me through without an unkind word.
My patience has worn thin at times, and there have been times when your lifting me and helping me has hurt a bit more than I can tolerate. I do apologize for snarling at those times. I could tell you knew I did not mean anything bad by that.
Mom and Dad, you have loved me more than I ever thought people could do when I was a pup. Back then, two-legged beings were, to me, the second worst thing on this planet, cars being the absolute worst. People would yell at me, chase me, throw basketballs at me. And the male of your species were the worst. Then, Mom came into my life and for some reason she and I bonded instantly, love at first sight--yes, it happens. But she brought home this male, and I got scared. But, because Mom cuddled with him, I gave it a try, and am very happy I did. He has been my Dad in the real sense of the word. I love him, as he loves me.
I want you two to know that I feel that you have given me so much more than I ever thought a dog's life was supposed to be. You showed me adventure and taught me how to live and experience the world again. When I am gone, I want you to learn to live and experience the world again, hopefully with another dog. Please, no regrets, because I sure as heck have none.
Mom, just run the brush over me a few more times today. How about some extra lamb and rice sticks for treat tonight and tomorrow. Then, a HUGE meatball for my final bit will be really good.
Tomorrow will be a tough one for you. But for me, I will finally be at ease, without pain. And when I wake again, I will be able to run and do agility again. I'll let Taffy and Duchess and Dusty and Wendy and Pepper and Candy, and Goofy and Exy and even Princess know that you are well . We will all watch over you from our forever playground.
It's been a wonderful 14 years with you. We were all blessed when we found each other.
Now, give me some lamb and rice sticks, stop crying, and finish your Antarctica photo book!

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