Some folks here might remember sweet Mary and little Fencetop,
Mary went to the bridge earlier this year and her 14th birthday would have been next week, so I thought I'd share Mary's story prior to Fencetop's arrival.
Mary came to us as a foster after having run may races and raising 28 pups in four litters. Our other greyhound at the time, Wafer, was the boss and Mary was fine with that as long as she had her den all to herself.
And, although she was always the boss, Wafer had no interest in Marys' den.
however, Wafer did make it clear that Mary was not allowed on the furniture.
After several months of no furniture privileges, Mary began to sneak onto one of the sofas during cold evenings
then, a few weeks later when she got onto the other sofa, Wafer decided to try out Mary's den to see if that would get Mary off the sofa,
Mary didn't seem to mind, so Wafer decided to sit on the highest spot on the sofa. Mary still didn't mind.
Down the road a ways, when Wafer became ill, sweet Mary was always there for Wafer to lean on as her illness began to slow her down.
and before long Mary became Wafer's constant companion and BFF until Wafer went to the bridge in May 2013,
After a few lonely months, little Fencetop showed up on our back fence
Based on our vet's estimate of her age, Fencetop was born about a week after Wafer went to the bridge. I always figured, somehow, Wafer sent Fencetop to our house so she could comfort Mary. That's where this video begins.
We sure do miss you Mary.