Age: 20 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA ||[I have a diary!] |
Leave a bone for Lady; In Loving Memory 6-6-06
Lady Girl, Lady Bug
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November 10th 1993
To be paid attention to
Men she doesn't know
Her pal Sugar bugar! She doesn't play with toys but since Sugar came along she plays with her.
BROCCOLLI! and the bone marrow filled doggie treats, Milkbone brand
Anywhere - even just down the hallway - as long as it's with me.
hmmm. chasing squirrels up the tree at the park; looking up at me at the same time I look down at her and bumping heads with me (ouch)
I saw Lady running in the streets of our neighborhood for almost two weeks and didn't pick her up or even try because I was afraid of her and had my daughter in the car with me usually. I didn't think I could catch her anyway, she was so skitterish.
I didn't see her for a few days and thought someone must have picked her up. I was right, it was our neighbor, another dog fanatic and rescuer of stray and abandoned dogs. This neighbor called and said she wanted my mother to come over and look at this sweet dog she had sleeping on her porch.
I knew our neighbor intended for us to have this dog - we've known this neighbor for over 40 years and know her "suggestions" are well taken.
I grabbed a leash and collar without any intention of actually taking the dog home, but after we met and Lady took to me right away, and I saw Lady's big, wet, sweet eyes I melted right away and decided we must keep this sweetheart in our family. I didn't even get permission from my mother before I brought Lady home. Lady, the skitterish, afraid, abandoned stray who was too thin and very afraid of everything and everyone, warmed up to me right away and came along with me on the leash to our home without a fight. I think she knew she was going to the right place. It took a bit of time before she warmed up to our entire family.
What is a great story -- the first night my son, who lives in the desert with his dad, met Lady, we went to an outdoor play by the ocean at a park. It was dark and hard to see when my son was trying to make it back to where we were sitting with the drink he just purchased at a stand nearby. Noticing he was having trouble finding us, Lady, who I took everywhere with me, watched him for a moment then yipped gently toward him to get his attention and "tell him" where we were. My son came right over to us when he heard Lady bark, this the first night she met him, she knew he was an important part of our family. She's amazed me on many occasions in simular ways but that one stands out in my mind because she was so new to us then.
Lady fit right in to our family from the first night we brought her home and is a real friend to our newest addition Sugar who is a pup compared to Lady, but still Lady plays with her as if she were just as young as Sugar inspite of her arthritis.
Lady is one of the sweetest dogs and most loyal I've had.
She loves to ride in the car, sitting in the front passenger seat like a person, watching everything around her just like she was always supposed to be there. For a little while she was confused about which way to face in the car and would sit backwards in the seat. I'd say, "Lady, turn around and face the right way, you're embarrassing me!" and laugh, and sure enough - Lady would turn around and face forward!
She knows what we are talking about, we swear this. I can say an entire sentence to her and she understands me, what I want or need, and does it. She's amazing.
When I first got Lady and took her to the vet I found out some interesting parallels between she and I.. She has a fractured molar, top left, same place I do. She has degenerative arthritis in her spine and right hip -- just like I do. Her hearing isn't up to par, neither is mine; and she was depressed and lethargic just like me. We really were meant for each other!
At this time in her life, Lady's arthritis has spread (So has mine) and now she also has kidney disease which tells us she's a lot older than we first thought. This really saddened me, knowing my time with her has been cut down by about five years. =(
Her hearing is all but gone too which is frightening in case we need to call her in an emergency. Luckily Sugar is around and can help in a case like that.
In spite of her arthritis and kidney disease, Lady continues to play like a puppy with Sugar, running -- more like prancing with legs straightened from arthritis -- and tongue hanging out to one side with a big smile on her face! I am so happy she's not laying around like me anymore! Sugar has brought a lot of happiness to everyone in our family, especially our Lady Bug.
Born to lick everything! me, floors, etc
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February 5th 2006 3:46 pm
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My Mom has been gone now for six months (she doesn't live here anymore but she visits me a lot).
I forgot to tell you my Mom thinks it's really funny when I eat raw broccolli stems. This makes her laugh and laugh for some reason.
I'm glad to make my Mom happy.
That brat Sugar Bugar (term of endearment) will eat ANYTHING!
I had a little throw up on the deck and Sugar ran out and slurped up all that mucous and grass! YUCK! It's so awful, why doesn't she think I threw that up and out because it was icky! Silly Sugar Bugar.
I also like handfulls of frozen spinach when it's been thawed. That's my second favorite thing and makes my Mom giggle like silly.
Wonder what everyone else thinks about broccolli and spinach?
I don't think anything funny about it but maybe I'm wierd?
February 5th 2006 3:42 pm
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I am sad since my mom and my sis Jennifer moved into a place where I can't go. =-(
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