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Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas ||[I have a diary!] |
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Bahama Mama, Mamacita
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having a home at last, sleeping in the bed not the street, eating everyday, playing w/the pack, getting petted
being bullied by Cookie, cars driving by
What are toys? Likes grooming Thing, shredding paper, barking loudly while riding in the truck, chasing cars
Not picky just so it's at regular intervals, whatever you are having
Right behind Cookie anywhere or around the old neighborhood to gloat & brag
This sweet natured potcake apparently lived for years on the streets raising litter after litter of puppies. The Bahamas has a large population of starving mangy dogs roaming free & scavenging. A potcake is the local lingo for a mixed breed --called this because they are often fed the leftover peas 'n rice caked on the botton of the pot. Anyway, one day this dog showed up at our door with a tiny puppy in her mouth. She returned 6 more times until she had relocated all 7 of her babies right under our window. As they grew we found homes for them but nobody wanted an old tired out mamadog so she remained homeless. We already had 4 dogs and didn't think we could afford anymore but we did our part for the overpopulation problem and got her spayed. Then we heard the mean lady next door had dropped her off at the Humane Society to be put to sleep so we ran down there and they said we could adopt her if we wanted for free. Couldn't have them executing a perfectly good mama dog with such a lovely spirit. She was so surprised when they opened her cage and she recognized me! I took her home & picked off the ticks & she made herself right at home right away.
She's put some weight on her bones, her fur which was dry as straw with spots of mange, is now rich & shiny, her feeble legs are strong enough now to run & play with the pack, she has lost her fear of the ocean and learned to swim. We found out she has a high level of heartworm but is undergoing monthly treatments to kill them. She's a happy girl and loves to lie in my arms in bed while I pet her.
Mamadog died this morning 6/21/04 from heartworm in the vet's office waiting to see the doctor. She was a sweet girl, a great mama & had a hard life. I hope she's gone to a place where dogs are healthy, well fed and can run and play all day. Kiss your doggie & give her love in memory of Mamadog. And please test for heartworm & give your pups living in hot humid lands heartworm preventative medicine.
The Groups I'm In:
A Rescued Dog's Group, Angel Doggies, Dogster's Angels, HTT-HAPPY TAILS TOWN, Jodidogs Support, Save the Starving Street Dogs
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|March 30th 2004
||More than 13 years!
I Was In The:
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
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February 20th 2005 11:49 am
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Technically, you could say I'm dead so how could I be writing, or barking any diary entry. But first of all, I live forever in the hearts of the people whose lives I touched and who touched mine. And my spirit still roams the streets and fields and beaches of Nassau where I struggled to survive, where I raised my babies, where I finally found love, and where, yes, I died much too soon.
Now I live on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge and for those of you who wonder about the place, yes, it IS pretty great, even compared to a sunny beach in the Caribbean. We, all the pups and I, play and run and swim and sleep in the sunshine to our hearts content. There are juicy bones to chew on, squirrels to chase, squeakie toys too. By the way, a bunch of the guys here wanted me to pass on a special hello to their beloved masters back on earth. So many, in fact, that I can't name names or we'd be here all day but you know who you are so consider yourself licked by your best friend who has passed on. He or she is wagging their tail, thinking of your love and waiting patiently to see you again one day. Can you see them in your mind's eye?
Heaven for a dog can be while we are alive for those brief years on earth as well or it can be hell, believe me. Heaven is if we are loved and cared for, fed and walked. Thank you all who have shared your lives with one or more of us. God bless you.
Time to run and play with the pack! Love forever, Mamadog
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