Nicknames: Lucky-Puppy, Puppy-Wup, Sweetybaby, Pup, Punkin, Princess, Luck, Miss Moneypit
Birthday: September 17th 1996
Likes: Walks, going for a ride anywhere, EATING, laying on the couch on her dad, stuffed toys that make noise. Getting her nose BEEPED. Stalking rabbits and squirrels. Getting her ears rubbed, especially when they are cold.
Favorite Toy: Her stuffed duck that used to quack but now ribbits (she ripped out the quacker and Mom replaced it with a "ribbit" from a frog that she had "killed") now she has a duck that sounds like a frog.
Favorite Food: Anything except plain lettuce (she has to have salad dressing on it), greenies, rawhide bones, baby carrots (they crunch), PEANUT BUTTER
Favorite Walk: Around the neighborhood
Best Tricks: Sit, stay, wait for permission to eat treat
Arrival Story: Our mixed breed dog, Sandy, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in October of 1998. After a couple of months we realized that we had to have another dog. We met Lucky through Rescued Racers at the vet where they bring the dogs after a dog haul. Our intention was that we would go for just a look, but Lucky had other ideas. She decided that we were the people for her. One week later, on Friday, November 13, 1998 (hence the name), we brought her home.
Bio: Mom and Dad take really good care of me. I've been having some health issues for the last few years that have been driving them and the vet nuts as to why. One year it was hypothyroidism, the next it was early kidney disease, so I was put on a prescription kidney diet. A year later I developed what was thought to be diabetes incipidus (water diabetes). I'd go out to do my business, come back in and 10 minutes later I was sopping wet. And all the while I ITCHED! In the spring I would have a rash from nose to groin. Allergies are no fun! Mom was so frustrated, and I was getting so expensive, that she contacted a canine nutritionist that she found online and he sent her a recipe to cook for me. Now I eat what Mom cooks and WOW, do I feel good!!!! And my rash cleared up.It looks like all my problems are cleared up (except for the hypothyroidism-- no cure for that). We're hoping that the allergies are under control, too. But just in case, she can contact Mr. Cusick, the nutritionist, again and he can change the diet. Mom says she'll never feed me dry dogfood again. No prob, Mom.
When Mommy and Daddy go away , and don't take me, I show my disapproval by getting into the trash, but the only things I take out are kleenex, paper, plastic and sometimes silver foil. I shred it all around my bed. When they come home all they do is laugh and clean it up. What a fun game!
I just found out (a little while ago) that I am this weeks Rainbow Bridge Angel Baby's "Angel of the Week".
I thank them for this great honor, and for recognizing me on the anniversary week of my trip to the bridge.
Mom and Dad are grateful for this group bringing a little sunshine into their lives during this difficult week.
Forunately, they now have Pepsi in their lives. She's a lot like me, and that's what mom and dad wanted. If fact, mom believes I sent Pepsi to them (I ain't telling-- tee-hee)
Saturday, March 1, 2008, we laid our sweet angel Lucky to rest in a pet cemetery not too far from where we live. It's so hard to lose a furbaby, especially when they have been so sick and you've tried so hard for them. Lucky fought a brave fight and we felt that we owed it to her to send her to the Bridge with dignity. The director coordinated the flowers with the blanket that we covered her with and we put a few special toys in with her. Right now she is probably "ribbiting" her frog, making her gorilla scream and squeaking her Jewish bone. We also gave her a compressed rawhide and some homemade treats. It was a beautiful service and, along with us, was attended by Grandma, Grandpa, her human brother and some friends of the family. That was really special to us because they had only known Lucky for a couple of months. Lucky was buried next to her sister, Sandy, and a bunch of silk jonquils were placed at her head. In the spring, we'll plant some annual flowers and in the fall we'll plant jonquils to come up next year. We could not have asked for a better day. The sun was shining and it was about 70 degrees (that's very unusual for a March day around here). We could just envision Lucky laying out on the grass in our backyard. She loved days like that.
We know that Lucky is wagging her tail and smiling down on all of us from the Bridge and running on all four legs with all the other Bridge pups, young and pain free once more. She and her sister, Sandy, have totally spoiled us, so we know that we will get another dog eventually. The house is too empty and too quiet without a cold nose and wagging tail to great us every day. We now have very happy memories of our sweetie and we will be posting those in her diary as we remember them.
We want to thank everyone for all the support, prayers, rosettes, special gifts, candles, etc., etc. that were sent our way. Without our Dogster pals we never could have gotten through any of this. We've said it before and it is truer than ever--the Dogster community is amazing!