Annette Posted September 2, 2013 Share Posted September 2, 2013 We were going to wait to adopt Rhett a sister, but he needed help healing his heart and you came at the right time. You weren’t a spook, but you were very shy. You were afraid of your dad, but that changed over time. He became your “hero”. When we were at gatherings, you had to always have him in your sight. If he wasn’t in sight you paced and panted till he returned. When you came for your home visit, we had to make sure that you were especially kitty safe since your sister Taffy was blind. You were very careful not to startle her. You seemed to know that she needed special care. Then there was Lefty. She tested you to make sure you were really kitty safe. I think she understood when we told her that she had a new sister that was her twin of a different species and she didn’t like that. You never crossed Lefty’s path. She was the boss. Your life with us started out rough. You were a broken leg dog and all that hardware in your leg just didn’t agree with you. You developed an infection that would not heal so we had that hardware removed. Afterwards you were so stressed that you couldn’t stop drinking water. We didn’t know how we were going to make you better, but you did get better. Our first time camping was very rough on you. A storm came through that made everything a cold wet mess. Your brother Rhett slept with his body leaning against the heater in the tent while you tried to bolt 3 times. You and I slept tightly together and kept each other warm. We decided to find a hotel that had a first floor room for the next night. You were so stressed that you began stress drinking once again. We gave you medicine to help calm your nerves and it seemed to help until we went outside and all your stress came back. It is still hard to believe that the medicine wore off in an instant. You were a Grade A racer and let Rhett know that. You could be competitive when you wanted to be. Most of all, you and Rhett were good friends. You helped him get over his loss of Scarlett and he helped you blossom into a pet. It took us a while before we adopted a sister for you. We fostered a few hounds and you enjoyed the company, but you didn’t get attached to any of them until Miriam. You seemed to know that she wasn’t just shy, she was a spook. For the longest time, you would lay in the crate with her and next to her on the side of the bed. You told her that it was a good thing to be a pet. It took two years, but she finally understands how to be a pet. She is no longer afraid of her dad. I don’t know who is going to miss you more, Miriam or your parents. You no longer have problems breathing and you can beat your brother in another race. Dixie, aka Pazzo Dixie: June 16, 2001 – August 31, 2013 Quote Annette, mom to Banjo (AJN Spider Man) & Casey (kitty), wife to Roy. Mom to bridgekids: Wheat (GH), Icabod (GH), Scarlett (Cab's Peg Bundy), Rhett (Kiowa Day Juice), Dixie (Pazzo Dixie), Pogo/Gleason (Rambunctious), and Miriam (Miriam of Ruckus) and Spooky, Taffy, Garfield, & Lefty (kitties) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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