Likes: Perfect weather days,. Not too hot or too cold.
Pet-Peeves: She doesn't have any. She is so content and easy going. Except for storms.
Favorite Toy: Once in awhile she will still play with a ball.
Favorite Food: Vension,chicken,canned beef or chicken or liver.
Favorite Walk: Out to the hay yard and back.
Best Tricks: Her Happy Dance.....
Arrival Story: Momma found me hanging around a mile from there place. I was seen repeatedly going in and out of a salough area. (marshy wetlands) I was living on bugs,garter snakes and whatever else I could find. I was young,shy and very afraid of automobiles. Not too sure about human,either!
Momma was with her parents. They had been out to dinner while they were visiting. She stopped and tried to convince me to get into the car. Nothing doing! I was afraid...So, she took a granola bar out of the glove box. She walked home, dropping bites of snack bar on the ground. I was not hungry, but starved. I followed the crumbs all the way. Keeping a safe distance between us.
Once we were home, Momma gave me food and water. It wasn't too long, I let her lead me into the fenced in frontyard. I would let her and Grandma touch me. I wasn't having anything to do with men. I was really afraid of men.....
Didn't take long to figure out that I was full of ticks,fleas, and all kinds of parasites. They removed 100's of ticks from me. Treated me for the fleas. As to the parasites, it took all summer to rid me of them. I had so many kinds. Including hookworms. (big clue.. they are not native to ND.... I had come from somewhere else?)
They also discovered that I had been thrown from a moving auto. (fear of autos) I had been nursed...No puppies were found.
Once, I was settled down....I was introduced to Foxie. She was 2 yrs. old. She was about the same height and size. Back when I was starved and weighed about 15 pounds. Foxie weighed 20 lbs.
Foxie and I became fursissies. We were great companions for each other. The vet said, I was probably a year older than Foxie. (This is how they determined my age). I was spayed so future puppies would not be a problem.
Took all summer before I'd take a treat from Daddy hand and back up about 10 feet to eat it. Little by little, I began to trust again.
As time passed they discovered, that someone had hit me with shovels,brooms,chains and doors... any of these items made me afraid...I would go into orbit way back then, when anyone handled any of these items....
I had never been inside a house...until my forever home. I had never had toys. Foxie had to teach me how to play with toys. I had never had a bath....Phewy!!!!
Time pasted and I settled into my forever family. I discovered that bad people didn't come to our home. All these many years later, I love everyone. I am very affection.
No one had to house train me. I was so happy to have a family and a home...I never went potty in the house.
Foxie and I became great friends. Foxie wasn't boiling over with so much energy, once we had each other to play with. This gave Momma a big break...Foxie and I loved to hunt the prairie together with Momma.
Foxie went to Rainbow Bridge in June of 2007.
I was so sad and missed her so much. I withdrew from evryone for awhile. I grieved as much as Momma did.It was a tough year for me. My family didn't think, I'd last much longer. Finally, I stopped missing Foxie so much and things were better.
Foxie has been gone for 3 yrs. I am now, 18 yrs. old. I sleep alot. I don't like to play to much anymore. I can't take the extreme cold or hot weather. I go out and do my business and back in I come. I'm a little hard of hearing now. I have arthritis. I started having little siezures a year ago. I've lost a few teeth. I've become fussy with what I want to eat. My family feeds me whatever, I will eat. I am content with being a senior citizen.I have now developed cataracts in both eyes.Between 2010-2011.
I am very tolerant of Mazy.... The bouncing Princess of the Ponderosa. I've never once been cross with her. I just don't want to play the silly games anymore. Good weather days, I still like to lay outside and go for a short walk. I still like to have my ears rubbed.
I like treats. I like to be brushed. I do a little hoppity thing called my Happy Dance!
My time in this world is growing short. I'm slowing down a little more each day. I have some other health issues that are all age related. Mom is hoping that I go in my sleep. Foxie had a stroke and died within a few minutes in Momma's arms. While Daddy was trying to reach a vet.
I dream about the Rainbow Bridge where Foxie is waiting for me. I look forward to Foxie and I being together again. Neither of us will be sick or old. We will run, play and hunt together as we once did.
I have a wonderful, safe home here on the prairie. I've had a good life here in my forever home.
Bio: We were in the eye of a tornado in 1999. Now I am really afraid of thunder,lightening,harsh high winds and thunderstorms. I have anxiety attacks...whenever it is going to storm....
Forums Motto: I Still Like Granola Bars or Cookies!!!!
Howdy from the bridge...Mom,I've been watching
spring unfold on the prairie. It is as unpredictable
as I remember! I'm so happy the weather here is just
perfect all the time. Not too COLD or too HOT for me!
We requested a real nice day for the 1st. day of
Spring! Our request was granted...We sent you plenty
of sunshine and a day of 54. We were zooming
around with you and Mazy as you spent time outside.
I could see Mazy was having a blast! Now she has a
good case of Spring Fever.
Sorry about the skiff of snow the day before and
the day after....There were some Prairie Angel
Furs here who wanted to send snow to their families.
Their request was granted! I know,there are many
who like that cold stuff... I sure don't miss the
COLD! All snow is gone,except where Dad piled it
with a tractor. The ground will thaw soon... I
see your dwarfed irises are peeking through the
ground. I always loved the smell of the yard
with all the flowers blooming.
The weather will settle down and shape up pretty
soon...I see, Dad has 6 baby moos on the ground
already. They are always so cute! Maybe this year
there won't be any bottle babies? I was watching
today,when Dad lined up a truck to come and take
calves to sell this week.
So Dad is going to retire??? We are keeping our
paws all crossed up here,that he follows through
on that quickly. I know, both of you are tired
and it's time for a new chapter to unfold. I
can't believe the grand-kids are so big now!
10 and 12,where did the time go? They will be
on summer vacation by May 15th.
Foxie and I are so happy...you are going to take
the grand-kids to South Dakota on vacation. Something
they will always remember. Mt.Rushmore,Zoo,Water Park,
Gold Mine,Deadwood and Museums...Sounds like a Blast!
Mazy will do fine at the doggie hotel. Especially since
they have doxies too! I bet,she get to play with them.
Keep your Eyes open for the travel home. You'll find
just what you are looking for. Mazy will love it! She's
happy as long as she goes with you...She doesn't take
up much space. Interesting to see if, Dad can live in
small mobile house??? Funny how, now that he has
arthritis...His attitude towards the cold is changing.
You've fought the arthritis and fibromyalgia for 40 yrs.
Tell Great-Grandma "hi" from Foxie and myself. Enjoy
your time with her in May. Doesn't seem possible that
Great-Grandpa has been with us a year. We go fishing
everyday with the two Great-Grandpas. I'm still just
a water wader....Foxie still swims and swims and swims!
Mom, I'll always love you....
Sending Angel Kisses, Baby
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BRIDGE...MAY THIS BE A HEALTHY,
HAPPY,PROSPEROUS YEAR FOR EVERY FUR'S HOME.
HERE AT THE BRIDGE ALL THE ANGEL FURS HAVE BEEN SO
BUSY...WE KNOW WE HAVEN'T WRITTEN TO OUR EARTHLY PALS
AS WE SHOULD. Thank you for including us Angels on
all the holiday mails. The beautiful rosies left to
decorate our pages.
We keep a watch on all the furs down there,both known
and unknown to us. Always keeping guard on our earthly
furmilies. As well as the fur-siblings we left behind.
I chose a very important job up here. Keeps me running
like a young pup. I work with all the abused pups,who
never knew a forever home. The kindness and love of
mankind. Since, before Gma found me in a stinky slough,
starved and eating bugs... Walked me to my new home with
bites of granola bar,I know what those pups have been
through. I know, I still hold the record of living
longer than any pup in our prairie area. People amazed
at how badly I had been abused. Yet how much I loved
everyone who came to our ranch.
I find it hard to believe that little doxie ball of
unending energy will be 7 years old this July. Mazy
girl,you've mellowed and settled down. I see, you still
collect all the stuffies you can. You so enjoy romping
with Gma everyday. Now, I think Gma can keep up with
you.... You're such a blessing to Gma and Gpa. You
sure know how to keep them entertained.
Angel Foxie and I watched the day Gpa bought the new
truck for future retirement. I didn't like to ride in
autos after mean hoomans had thrown me from them. I
know, as long as you can go with,you'll take to the
traveling with a house on wheels. Angel Foxie told
me stories of traveling in Great-Grandpa's RV from
Indiana all the way to her North Dakota home. How
much she loved the trip. I know, you hate winter as
much as Gma does. We will be so happy when you can
escape the winters there. We will watch and guide you
wherever you go....
Before I leave,thank you Princess Diva and Prince Charming
group for selecting me at Angel of the Month. What an honor
and a surprise. I'll do my best to reign with love and joy
this January. Thank you Bailey for the beautiful picture
of my throne. I decree, the month of January that all
hoomans must do something special with their furs every
single day of the month.
I better go,I hear the young fur pups crying for more
stories,snacks and snuggles from this Old Baby. I'm their
teacher,nurse,trainer,activities director and Momma.
I'm also one of the greatest story tellers here at the
Bridge. Angel Baby sprinkles angel dust as flies away!