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Princess Nimby Twyla

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She came to me as a foster in aug of 2002. I had been fostering for a year
or two and had a number of pups come through the house. I was pretty
convinced that it would be me and Kurt my omega dog just fostering down
through the years. It only took a day or two with Twyla in the house before
I made the call: "She's staying". smile.gif

What a sweet princess she was. She was always more interested in people
than any dog. (She would politely sniff them and then move on to the important
part of getting some petting out of the folks holding the other dogs leash).
She would take petting over any other reward, including treats, walks, or naps.

The 4 years we spend together were packed with love, petting, walks,
petting, travel, cuddling, petting and joy.

She was far from perfect, but even her bad habbits made her more endearing.

Some snapshots of her:

- For the first 6 months I had her she refused to jump into the back of the
truck. She would walk over to the door and look at me: "I am ready to be
lifted into my chariot".



- She was a champion whiner. If I was somewhere nearby (bathroom too long,
or the basement or garage where the dogs were not allowed) she would fire
up the whining until I came back into view.



- She would play with her food. If she wasn't quite ready to eat she would
take a mouthfull of kibble and take it over to a blanket or dog bed and
"burry" it for later (of course another dog would come along and eat it
long before then). She would push her food and bowl around with her nose
until it was in just the right position to start eating. Sometimes she
would push the bowl off the table and look over at me with a glint in
her eyes.



- She was a therapy dog. She loved to go to the nursing homes and
get attention. She loved people in wheelchairs.



- She could care less about thunder and loud noises.



- She would nest in most anything. Turning the make the perfect place to
lay down and sleep.



- Being the princess she was, she hated getting wet. When it rained
she would just wait until the storm passed before going out.



- She loved to cuddle, but couldn't really spend a night sleeping with you.
If you started to go to sleep, she would jab you awake to keep petting her.



- She was a fixture out at the colorado ren faire. I don't know how
many people adopted because of her, but it was more than a few. I know
many folks who said "I want one just like her".



- She was an alpha girl who bossed all the fosters I had around, but
yet when staying with a friend who had a alpha greyhound, she deffered
to her host and was a perfect lady.



- She loved to eat ice cubes and would demand one everytime I got a
drink with ice in it.



- On walks she was the marker, not either of my two boys. She would
let the entire neighborhood that she was there and this was her turf.



- She would roach often on any of the couches, usually with her tounge
hanging out one side or the other.



- If you were sitting down and petting her and stopped for some reason,
she would poke you with her paw to keep petting. If she couldn't get
her paw in place she would give you the look to keep petting. Stopping
was not an option.



- She wagged her tail often, and never knew a stranger. In her world
there were people who were petting her, and people who _should be_ petting
her.



- She raced 61 races, and did ok, but not outstanding.
http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?z=ZSx34T&d=nimby+twila

- She was at countless events and meet and greets, always pulling
hard on the leash to get to her adoring public.

- She was often the rooing police. If a group of hounds started to roo
and any of them were out of tune she would growl and let them know
to stop.

- She recovered quickly from her amputation, and got around very well
on 3 legs. Running up stairs, chasing the other dogs in the yard,
jumping right in the car.

- No matter what she went though at my vet or at CSU, she was always
happy to go there and get attention from everyone.

This weekend we went out to one of her favorate places on earth, the
colorado ren faire. Saturday she plowed up the hill and had a great time
being petted by one and all. We went out again sunday and she was
able to get in some more petting.

Monday it was apparent that she was ready to go where she could
breath easy and run whole and free from the cancer.

She passed quietly with her paw on my arm.

The rose collar is empty and Twyla is running free with a peice of
my heart in her paws. I know someday I will meet her again, she'll nudge me
and tell me to stop crying and pet her.

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I'm so very sorry about your loss. It kind of hits home for us as we also have a 'Nimby' dog. Nimby Sister, sire- Bickle, Dam- One Night Heddie. Our Nimby was born in 1997.

Hugs to you and your family. flowers_red.gif bighug.gif

Liz, Larry, Earl & Nimby Edited by turbodogs

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Guest trevdog
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crying with you...what a beautiful tribute. she lived life to the fullest, an example of what we all should do.

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Guest tygar
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I won't be leaving work with dry eyes!

Godspeed sweet girl! I'm sure where you are now, you'll get the BEST attention!

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Guest Tenderhearts
QUOTE(nirik @ Jun 13 2006, 03:28 PM) [snapback]2166856[/snapback]
The rose collar is empty and Twyla is running free with a peice of
my heart in her paws. I know someday I will meet her again, she'll nudge me
and tell me to stop crying and pet her.


I was already bawling by the time I got to this part, and then I really lost it cry1.gif I know what a special girl your Twila was to you. May God hold your aching hearts in his hands. Run free, you precious girl! ghrun.gif

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Guest guinness_the_greyt
What a wonderful tribute... everything got a little blurry toward the end... I was needing a tissue. weep.gif

Godspeed beautiful Twyla!

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Guest argolola
I'm crying with you too. There are no words to express my symathy over the loss of your beautiful angel.

Look up tonight. There's a new star in Heaven.

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What a sweet memorial to a wonderful girl. I never had the chance to be charmed by your princess but I wish I had. Your girl is running free and waiting for you.

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I am so sorry. sad.gif Run free and fast Sweetheart...You are loved and missed. What a beautiful Angel. flowers_pink.gif grouphug.gif

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A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. I am so sorry for your loss. Edited by TBSFlame

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Oh no! I was so hoping NOT to see this name in this forum....


I am so very, very heartbroken for you. flowers_pink.gif

God Speed, Twyla

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