Gretschen (in Memory)

Border Collie
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Home:Gig Harbor, WA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Gretsch, Little Bear, The Baby

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

April 1st 2005

To annoy Joey

So far she doesn't have any peeves

Favorite Toy:
Joey's ears and legs

Favorite Food:
Anything; that includes my plants, snail shells, unattended barbie dolls, shoes not properly stored, ....

Favorite Walk:
A walk of any kind is good for her but we did take her to the beach and she loved the sand

Best Tricks:
No tricks yet but I am sure she will have plenty in a few months

Arrival Story:
After we lost our Lucy girl we were all pretty devastated. Our Joey boy became very depressed. Once we decided it was time to get a new family member we made an appointment at the Humane Society, went through all the interviews, and figured out what would be a good match for us. We took a few trips to the center and found many hopefuls but none that were a good match. On our last trip the lady told us that it was pretty much the same dogs we had seen the week before. We went out to check anyway and just as we were about to go in the kennel area a vet tech was bringing out this little puppy. It was love at first sight. She had just been cleared to be put up for adoption and they hadn't even assigned her a kennel yet. After doing her background check we found she was a good fit. How perfect could it get. It was hard to do but we had to leave her so we could come back with Joey. We were back the next day and she and Joey hit it off. We took her home and the rest is history. My husband wanted to name her Gretschen after one of his favorite guitars. We call her Gretsch for short and it really suits her. She is so sweet and has just the right amount of puppy energy. We are so lucky!

Gretschen passed away last night. She had a rapidly developing central nervous system disorder. She woke up Thursday morning fine and by that evening she could not support her hind legs. By yesterday she could no longer see or walk. We had to put her down. There were no other options. Our vet advised us this was the most humane thing we could do. I agree although it hurts like mad. This is incredibly painful. She was just a few months old and only with us three months. Its just terrible. We have decided not to get another dog. Losing two in a matter of three months is just too much. My children and Joey are handling it as well as can be expected. Time will heal us but we will never forget her.

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July 18th 2005 More than 11 years!

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