"Hello, I am Rahja!"
"~ April 1998 ~"
"~ On the back of this photo, taken in May 1997, there's a caption written by Sissy C ~ It reads 'Mom and Rahja - NOT morning people' ~ giggles ~"
"~ 1998 ~ I went for a ride with mom & it wasn't long enough, I refuse to get out of the truck! ~ giggles ~"
"~ on my favorite porch ~ May 1998 ~"
"` Mom and I ~ May 1999 ~"
"~ Sissy C and I on Halloween night, 2005 ~"
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"~ Look!! I'm a unicorn!! *giggles* ~ October 2002 ~"
"~ Shadow and I ~"
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May 10th 1993
Rahja liked her tennis balls, her rope bone, taking a bath and being brushed.
Rahja's pet peeves were cigarette smoke, the smell of alcohol, people holding anything that looked like a stick, smaller dogs running underneath her and somebody on the property when we weren't home.
Her rope bone and her tennis balls
She wasn't picky, but a MickeyDee's burger I would have to say was her favorite.
My daughter taught her sign language for all of the normal doggie tricks. Also, 'Scare!' meant scare the beegizees out of someone without biting them. This worked well with the punk kids who teased her through the fence. :)
I was working for my father who owned a business right off of a busy highway. One day I looked out the office window and there was Rahja, a 4 month old puppy, sitting across the street staring right back at me. Owning Golden Retrievers in the past, when I approached Rahja I knew that was what breed she was. I thought for sure that somebody was going to be frantically looking for her, so I took her in the office to keep her safe from the busy highway until I got off of work. (Not that I wouldn't have done that for any helpless animal sitting out there.) I then drove all over the area with absolutely no luck in determining who owned her.
By nightfall, I reluctantly took her home with me. I knew that my daughter and I were not in a position to keep her and my plans to move back to the Lake Tahoe area were a high priority as soon as my father no longer needed my help. I ran an add and placed some posters around town. The only lead I received was that a litter of puppies, Golden Retrievers approx. 4 months old, were discovered in the desert not too far from where Rahja had shown up. They had obviously been dumped and were all going to be put down because of the Parvo virus they had contracted! Within two days after bringing her home Rahja had fallen seriously ill from the same virus, but with vet care and lots of TLC she managed to survive.
Rahja was one of the most special souls I have ever met. I think about her often and still miss her dearly. It was not a tragic ending for Rahja as she gave us the best 14 years of her life that one could ever hope for in a furry best friend. My daughter and I had her put to rest when her hips finally gave out and her quality of life was diminishing. It is always hard to have to make that choice, but we did and with love for our furry friend who had brought us so much love, laughter, and who had saved our lives not once but twice! Once from a fire and again from an intruder whose intentions were not good. Our beloved Rahja peacefully passed on shortly after our beloved Shadow did. I know that they are together again zooming around at the Bridge and that allows my heart to have some peace.
~ I am working on the rest of my Rahja's story. It's not easy for me. ~
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