Nicknames: Baby, Twiggy, Idgie Sunshine, Twiggs, IDGIAMAGIGE! - Sweet Pea, The Mayor, Snuggle Bug, HOT STUFF! - The Boss, Bed HOG, Snort, Sneaky Pete, Brutus, We call her PIGLET from Winnie the Pooh, 'cause she's always lookin' for a PARTY!
Birthday: October 21st 1992
Likes: Idgie LOVES everyone! We call her the mayor, 'cause when she sits on the front porch, she barks at whoever walks by...Until they come and pet her and talk to her! She's such a Sweetie and quite the Snuggle Bug too!
Pet-Peeves: When her sister, Jordan misbehaves - Idgie hates it, and yells at her! Sometime's all you see are Idgie's TEETH flying through the air towards Jordan - and by now, Idgie only has about 6 teeth left!! Idgie DETESTS rudeness towards her Mommy!
Favorite Toy: Her great Grandpa is Idgie's favorite toy. She loves when he wraps her in a blanket and snuggles her on his lap! She is definitely Grandpa's Girl! Idgie USED to love Greenies - but doesn't eat them anymore - check out WWW.BURTSCAUSE.COM to find out why
Favorite Food: Idgie LOVES Innova or Merrick Holistic food. She also loves carrots, beets, asparagus, sweet potatoes, or apples! She is much healthier and happier now that she has a different diet. :) Shhhhh - Don't tell her she's 14 - she thinks she's 3 years old!
Favorite Walk: Idgie likes the dog park; but would rather walk right next-door to visit her Great Grandpa & Grandma! If the gate is opened and we're not paying attention, Idgie will TRY to make a quick getaway to Grandma & Grandpa's house!
Best Tricks: Idgie will slap you five! And if you *wink* at her - she'll even *wink* back at you! She'll do ANYTHING for a treat! One other GREAT trick that we still can't figure out, is how someone so SMALL can take up an ENTIRE KING SIZED BED!!! Unbelievable!
Arrival Story: I will never be able to express in words, how much I love my little Idgie...but I'll try. I want to start out by saying that every single day, I wake up and look at her, and I thank God for giving her to me. I don't know what I would do if there was no Idgie. I don't know what good I did to deserve her, but I am grateful that she is mine and I am so incredibly blessed to be her Mommy. Here is her story. I went with my now deceased fur-daughter Savanna, to the Humane Society where I originally got her from. I wanted Savanna to be able to pick out her new sister. Every dog that we looked at, the employee told us was unavailable, but yet she kept pushing this little Jack Russell/Fox Terrier at us. I didn't really want a tiny dog, so I kept looking.
Finally after much "pushing" by the employee, I said to her "Look, I don't want her. Why do you keep cramming her down our throats?"
Finally, she looked at me and said, "Because today is her LAST day. She's getting put to sleep if no one adopts her today."
Well, what can someone say to that? Nothing!!! The only thing there WAS for me to say was, "I'll take her, NOW!" With that, we took her and Savanna pumpkin picking for a long fun day at a local farm...it was Oct. 21st.
In the pumpkin patch she was a very busy girl. She was independent, strong willed, wild, and free, but soft and sweet at the same time. Kinda like the character Idgie Threadgoode, from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
Hence, my second furry daughter became Idgie Threadgoode! Idgie was even hit by a car on June 14, 1994 - 2 months after my Mom died. This was the last thing I needed. The vet told us that she probably wouldn't live, and if she did...she wouldn't walk. She had a broken hip and a shattered pelvis and severe internal bleeding. Guess What?! Idgie is FINE...She is absolutely PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL in every single way!!! No one would ever know she was hit by a car if I didn't tell them! She is my MIRACLE, and we have lived happily ever after now for many, many years. She is more than a Godsend, and a special blessing in the lives of everyone she touches.
(Dec. 2004) Grandpa is sick and in the hospital now with a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor, which is inoperable. There are now actually 3 brain tumors. My Grandpa's doctor made "special orders" yesterday, that Grandpa's best friend, Idgie, will be allowed to come see him this weekend for Christmas in the hospital! If Idgie can't make Grandpa feel better, then No One can! Now I understand why D-O-G is G-O-D spelled backwards....Dogs are God's PERFECT example of his unconditional love for us!
Bio: Idgie is just the sweetest, most gentle little soul. Her spirit is 13 pounds of sugar STUFFED into a 5 pound bag - and she is ALL Heart!
She's our little Idgie Sunshine! I wouldn't give her up for anything!
If someone offered me all of the money in the world for her, I would tell them that I'd rather have nothing and have Idgie than be rich for the rest of my life and be without her. As far as I'm concerned, I am richer than any human being I know - because of having Idgie in my life!
She is my heart and soul, and without her, my life would not be complete! She is my precious and perfect and beautiful blessing from God!
It's me, Idgie.
Today is my 15th Birthday and my Mommy was so excited that I was going to be 15 years old. She would have had a BIG party for me.
But today, I will celebrate my 15th birthday with my sister Savanna and all of my other angel friends here at Rainbow Bridge.
Today, while my Mommy was in our backyard, she began to talk about me. Just at that moment, I sent that beautiful orange and black butterfly her way again - she almost landed on my Mommy. I wanted Mommy to know that I WAS THERE and that I KNEW she was talking about me. I have sent her other signs, but she wasn't sure....but today she was! I know it....She knew it was me and that I love her.
I miss you Mommy and I love you so much....But someday, we WILL be together again. You have to trust God and believe what He promises....and everything will be okay for us. Remember Mommy....God ALWAYS keeps His promises.
I will still have a fun and exciting and beautiful day today, because I am with my sister, Savanna, that I have missed so much while she was in Heaven and I was still on earth. Four years is a long time to be apart from someone you love. So, Savanna and I have alot of catching up to do.
I will say "see you later" for now Mommy...
I know you are doing something nice with Jordan and Patches today, because you all miss me. So I hope you have a little fun too.
I remember that very first day at the Humane Society. The place where I got your big sister, Savanna. I went back with Savanna five years later, because she told me that she wanted a sister...and I wanted one for her.
The lady at the Humane Society was insistant upon you. No matter what other fur kids Mommy looked at, she kept bringing me back to you...."What about Peanut?" she'd say. I didn't want you. I always thought that little dogs were yappy and fresh. She changed my mind really fast when she told me that you were being put to sleep that day if no one took you home. There was NO WAY that I would turn away from you after she said that.
Of course, from that moment on, you were my little heart. Off to Dr. Farr we went....from then on...you were HER little Pip! She loved you. You were such a little toughy! So little, yet you packed so much punch. You were sweet and kind and gentle - yet tough when you needed to be.
Peanut? Peanut? You were no Peanut! You needed a new name, with a new Mommy, and new and wonderful memories. After Dr. Farr, we took you and Savanna out to a pumpkin patch. It was October 21, 1993 and we needed to celebrate somehow. So why not take you and Savanna pumpkin picking?!
When we got out of the car and you began PULLING me through the pumpkin patch, I watched you, and laughed out loud. The first thing that came to my mind that reminded me of how you behaved was the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and the main character, Idgie Threadgoode. I looked at everyone and shouted - "SHE IS IDGIE THREADGOODE!" You made Mommy laugh so hard.
You definitely proved to be exactly like Idgie Threadgoode. Calm, sweet, beautiful, precocious, wild, free, strong, amazing, and STRONG willed.
You ran this house, from the moment you entered it.....and Savanna let you. I think Savanna was just as entertained with you as I was.
I told you all of these stories all the time, especially the week you were so sick - because I always wanted you to know how special and important you were. God MEANT for you to be mine, Idgie. You were MEANT to be, in every sense of the word.
I can remember when you were so young and little, and I used to lay on the floor and you would roll around in my long hair, and get tangled up in it. You would scratch my hair and bite it, and I would laugh so hard. You were so fiesty!
Soon after this, you wanted to see what life was like across the busy street. You squeezed between the spindles of our deck and jumped out - and got hit by a car. When Mommy saw you lying in the road, I didn't know what to do. I knelt over you, so that no other cars could hit you, while some people came to help. You were bleeding from your nose, your mouth, and your heiney...and things didn't look too good. We rushed you to the hospital and they told us that you had internal bleeding and a broken hip and shattered pelvis. They told me that IF you lived....IF....you would probably never walk...and IF you walked, you would absolutely positively NEVER hold your bladder. HA HA! You showed THEM who was in control. God blessed me and I got a second chance with you. The first day of trying to teach you to walk again, they told me to wrap a bandanna around your waist to support and steady you while you TRIED to walk. Silly Mommy! You jumped OUT of that bandanna and ran through the grass and went potty. You never had trouble holding your bladder either. It was a miracle. If Mommy never said anything, no one would ever have guessed that you weren't supposed to live, weren't supposed to walk and were supposed to go pee pee in the house for the rest of your life. Not even a limp!
Lovey Love... I miss you so....
You went through everything with Mommy. You helped me when Grandma Faye (my Mom) was dying. You helped me when we lost your Uncle Wayne (my brother) that you adored. I wonder if you are dancing for him now? You were always his favorite and he was always yours.
If I didn't have you when Savanna passed away, I would have died. It was YOU, Idgie, who carried Mommy through that.
You helped me through losing Grandpa (my Grandpa)two years ago and Grandma (my Grandma) three weeks ago.
You were so strong that you never showed any signs of being sick. You were beautiful! Your checkup was beautiful and your blood work was perfect. Even your kidney levels were perfect. What did I miss, honey? What was it that Mommy didn't see? Everytime one of you even looks at me funny, I take you to the vet. What did Mommy overlook? How did this happen to you?
I miss my little face. I miss your little chocolate eyes and your black liquorice nose and lips, and I miss kissing all of them, and telling you how much I love them. I miss kissing your little paws and telling you that you are my princess. I miss kissing your little ears, and telling you that you were a little piglet if they were dirty. I miss stepping out of the shower, and you sleeping on my bathrug. I miss watching you eat, PASSIONATELY! You loved to eat and you loved your food...and you ate it with passion. I used to love to sit on the floor, after I put yours and Jordie's bowls of food down, and just watch you eat. Yes! Mommy enjoyed watching you eat.
I miss kissing you goodnite and saying "Good Night and God Bless You, Idgie - Mommy loves you with all of her heart." I miss waking up and looking at you and saying, "Idgie, we have another day together!"
What will I do? What will I do without my little face? My sweetest little heart? My shining star?
Your Idgiemobile - SUV - 3 wheeled stroller sits in the garage, waiting for you to take a ride in it. Your bed waits for you to lay in it. Your sister Jordan waits for you to snuggle with her. Patches waits to follow you around, because she is so unsure of herself. We wait Idgie....but there is no Idgie. My heart feels like it is going to explode. I have no tough little Idgie to help me make it better - to help Mommy to be strong. I don't know if I can do this. I just don't know.
All I do know is that I love you and miss you so. And all I really do know is that I just don't know.
In the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, Idgie Threadgoode says "A heart can be broken, yet keep right on beating just the same."
Tell me, my Idgie, how does that happen? How can a heart be broken, yet keep beating just the same?
It is with a heavy heart that I write to all of you, to let you know that my sweetest little face, Idgie Threadgoode, went to Heaven today at 2:30 pm.
Our vet, Dr. Dorothy Farr and Vet Tech, Kim - helped us to send Idgie to Heaven. Dr. Farr has been taking care of my Idgie, since the first day that we brought her home from the Humane Society. We love her and thank her for her beautiful kindness and compassion that she has shown to our Idgie, Savanna, Jordan, Patches, and Kelly-Anne and myself also.
It was very peaceful for my beautiful Idgie...
I kept telling her how much I love her and she looked into my eyes until she went to Heaven. We brought Idgie home, and buried her in our yard, in the wildflower garden. Idgie was, after all, her Mama's little Wildflower.
My heart is broken.......just broken.
Please keep us in your prayers...we so desperately need them.