Age: 10 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Lily
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November 19th 2006
February 14th 2006
Lily LOVES her walks, and her cookies, and the mailman who gives her a treat every day when he delivers the mail.
She hates having her nails clipped.
I have a whole basket of toys I've gotten for her, but she never shows the slightest interest in them. I finally gave up.
Alpo! I put a can of it in with her Taste of The Wild once a day, and she LOVES it!
The Tulsa Riverwalk
When Lily wants to go outside, she'll come up to me at my desk and stick her cold, wet nose inside my shirt, right under my armpit. Let me tell you, that gets my attention!!
Lily was born in a shelter; the runt of her litter. She spent her first 6 months there. The people who ran it were very kind, but she still spent her days locked up alone in a wire cage, getting very little exercise and play time.
At 6 months old, she was adopted. 3 months later, she was removed from the home, her "owners" charged with animal cruelty. I don't know all of the circumstances, but I saw her picture on the shelter's website, and was very moved.
Just a few weeks before, I'd had to put my beloved Aussie/Retriever mix, DOG, down after 14 years together, and was still grieving terribly. I was not ready to adopt another dog. As a matter of fact, I was sure I wasn't going to at all. Losing him hurt too much.
I went by the shelter to make a donation for Lily, and to meet her. The woman told me she was unadoptable, that she had such severe anxiety she had a nervous bladder. I wasn't sure what that was, but it didn't sound good.
The woman brought Lily in to meet me. She immediately fell to the floor, and began peeing all over the place (Lily, not the woman. If it had been the woman, I would have turned around and run for help). I noticed, though, that even though Lily was cringing into the floor, she was nervously wagging her tail and straining towards me as I spoke to her.
I went to her and pulled her onto my lap, pee and all, and hugged and soothed her as she moaned and groaned. I fell in love right then, and there. I promised Lily I would always care for her, and protect her, and keep her safe, and told the surprised woman that I wanted to adopt her. We've been together ever since.
Carolina Dogs are also know as "Yaller Dogs" Yup, just like Old Yeller", American Dingos, and pariah dogs. They're the only aboriginal wild dog native to North America.
Miss Lily, Lily Belle
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