Likes: Me, Me, Me, Cheese, her Grandpa, Children, and she loves cats
Pet-Peeves: She doesn't have any...when I call her Sugar booger girl, she gets wound up and starts barking in her shrill bark
Favorite Toy: She loves cats, but she is way to old for toys and she couldn't see them either
Favorite Food: Cheese, Alpo sliced chicken, Pedigree, Beggin Strips and she loves candy (although she cannot have it)
Favorite Walk: Just around the house, she can't go to far
Best Tricks: shaking hands and giving momma lots of kisses. OH and she smiles. They called her the smiling dog at the shelter.
Arrival Story: Angel was a pound puppy. I went to the shelter and was looking through the dogs. I had just gotten married and left my life long pet, Nosey our American Eskimo. I was desperate for another campanion of my own. I went through each pen, until I finally got to hers. She was so good, she just walked right over to me, looked at me with those big, brown eyes, placed her feet on the cage and stood up and licked me through the cage. I knew she was the one! However, she wasn't even up for adoption yet, they were still hoping that her family would come and get her. They told me I had to wait 5 days. Well, 5 days came and I was there when the shelter opened. They said "oh you are here to adopt the smiling dog" They were right, she smiled and still does to this day. They told me she didn't know how to walk on a leash, so this little boy carried her to the car for me. I got her home and the first couple of days were tough, she was depressed and wouldn't eat. I took her to the vet and the vet said she felt she was pregnant and they would need to fix her right away. I had no idea that they would take her puppies, but I told them not to tell me if she was pregnant. Well, of course they did tell me, she was pregnant with 10 puppies.
Anyway, I got divorced and Angel moved back to mom's with me, dad, and Nosey. They became the best of buddies. However, Nosey died within a couple of years and left Angel as the only dog. Soon, she was diagnosed with bladder stones, which cause her to constantly have blood in her urine and bladder and uniary tract infections. Angel went for a routine vet examine and the vet told me he wanted to do a few tests. HE came back and said that Angel was diabetic and asked if we were willing to still provide her treatment. I said " of course' I guess he was used to people just putting their pets down, but I was offended. Soon the entire family was learning to do urine tests and insulin shots. Not long after that, my future new husband and I went out of town and left Angel in the care of Mom and Dad. Mom called me at the beach and told me that I was going to have to take Angel back to the vet, her eyes were glazing over and she feared she was going blind. Sure enough, within the span of 1 week Angel was totally blind. She was really scared at first and was reluctant to go outside or do any of her normal things. But with us using our hands to guide her up and down the steps and reassuring her, she eventually regained her confidence. Now, I live in a new home with my husband but had to leave Angel behind with Mom and Dad, we felt that was best for her. She is now 12 years old and does very well. She comes to visit often, especially when it is time for her grooming. Basically this is a story of a true Angel, who has brought love, sweetness and kindess to everyone around her and when she needed us most, we were there to be her eyes, because she was always there to give a kiss and a hug when we needed her. I will always love and take care of her, even to the end!
Bio: Angel, is the sweetest, kindest, most loving animal I have ever been around. SHe sure isn't a guard dog though. She never barks, except when she wants to go home with me, when I visit and she has never seen a stranger. All cats love her and take to her right away. They groom her and wrap around her. I couldn't have named her better if I tried. I had her name picked out, before I ever seen her. It is true God works in mysterious ways and there are Angels here on earth.
Mommy has been thinking...trying to picture in her mind what it's like over the bridge on Heaven's shore! Mommy is sure she cannot imagine the grandure of what you are seeing but as I close my eyes, through the tears I see, you as that little fuzzy puppy, with the big chocolate eyes and smiling face I fell in love with 13 years ago behind the cold metal of shelter doors. I see you, sitting with your tennis ball, tail wagging, Nosey, right by your side with the sun glistening in your blonde hair and his snowy white fur...and I see you looking...staring toward this big pearly gate, above the beautiful clouds. You always loved the water and I can see you sitting beside the crystal sea and still waiting. I know one day, I will be able to see that for real and not have to imagine it to ease my worldly mind. I know you are happy and that mommy helped you get to this wonderful place and I know you are waiting, with our bestest friend Nosey and mommy's best human friend, Penny. Funny how God has this timing, Penny passed in December and some how, it comforts mom knowing that she is there, taking care of you and Nosey. Remember what mom whispered in your ear as you crossed that bridge? Remember mom told you to tell Nosey we love and miss him so and that we will all be there soon. Remember what the movie says "teacher says everytime a bell rings, an Angel gets their wings". Well mommy knows that her Angel got her wings on Wednesday. Oh Angel, you were such a wonderful puppy and even though I know I had to let you go to save you some suffering and pain and how I know you know nothing of pain now, only joy and love of Heaven...what a wonderful place but oh how mommy misses you and longs for you. HOw my heart breaks knowing that when I enter home there will be no wagging tail, no sugar boogers on mom's face, no puppy rolling over for tummy rubs...Mommy misses you so...you were such a good baby. Mom looks forward to the day when I can join you and Nosey again! I want you and Nosey and Penny to meet mommy when she gets there. I will be waiting for those puppy dog kisses and to see you be able to play again, like you used too...oh what joy that will bring! Mommy, as she sat here crying her heart out, just had to, felt she owed you this tribute. She wants everyone to know that you were a wonderful dog. Seems you always remembered where you were when mom came and rescued you...you were the most humble dog and never whined or complained. Well, until we meet again my little Angel Sugar Boogs, you keep on looking toward that gate. Mom, Dad, Gran, and Grandpa will be home soon....oh what a thrill to see Jesus, Penny, my precious pets and how I long for that day. When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! Until then my dearest friend, until then, mom will miss you each and every day! RIP my friend, you were a loyal and true friend, right to the end.
We are writing this for our mommy, as she is still too upset to talk to anyone. Her precious doggie friend of 13 years had to be put to sleep today. Angel had a very long and hard night and sufferered a great deal. Mom only found out two weeks ago that she is in liver failure. SHe had done great on her meds for the past two weeks and we thought everything was going to be fine again. Well yesterday, Angel crashed...sort of the coming to the end. By the time we got her to the vet today, she couldn't walk one more step. Daddy had to go in and get a stretcher to bring her in to the vets office. Mommy leaned over in her ear and told Angel that she was going to see her best buddy (mom's 17 yo American Eskimo, Nosey) and to tell him that we all love him and that we will all join them soon. Angel was so ready, so disoriented she didn't even respond to mommy. Mommy knew it was time to let her go to the bridge. THe vet, although quiet said some wonderful things which made mommy feel better...he said that he hoped that when and if he got that bad, that he hoped that someone thought enough of him to do what mommy just done for her best friend. Then he walked out and walked back in. laid his hand on Angel's belly and said "now, she's a puppy again!" It was very powerful and calmed mommy down some. It was a very special moment as mommy and daddy were both there and granny and grandpa too....we all wanted to say good bye to our special family friend. R.I.P. Angel girl, mamma's sugar boogs....play ball with NOsey, tell him we miss and love him and that we will all be there soon...mom expects to be met at Heaven's gate with big puppy kisses.....Mom never, ever, ever, regretted picking YOU at the shelter that day!
All our love,
Mom, Dad, Granny, Grandpa, and the entire kitty klan!
Angel is very sick and is in liver failure....her body otherwise is in good shape but at this point the vet isn't leaving us much choice...take her to UT to be poked and proded at 14 yo or put her down. Angel needs all of our paws joined together in prayer for her.....