Likes: Being with me. She always had to be touching me
Pet-Peeves: She didn't like when her siblings acted out
Favorite Toy: Anything that was soft and fuzzy
Favorite Food: She wasn't into food much
Favorite Walk: In the Black Hills in South Dakota
Best Tricks: Telling me when a bad headache was coming!!!! When you would scratch her butt she would dance. It was the cutest thing!
Arrival Story: Mickailie pick me. I was at a horse show looking to buy horses and I came home with this 2 week old puppy. Her mom had been hit and killed by a car when she was 1 week old. I stuck my finger in the cage and I had 9 puppies sucking on my fingers. A bunch of people came over and picked up some of the puppies. The one left sucking was Mickailie. I picked her up and never put her down.
I had never heard of an Australian Shepherd before and I was a dog groomer. I now have 3 more and show them. Mickailie and I traveled all over the country showing horses. She has been to more cities and stayed in more hotels than most people. Mickailie was one of the smartest and most amazing dogs I will ever know. She would tell me when one of my bad headaches was coming on. It got to the point that I would pass out. I was later diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus. I had to have 2 brain surgeries, one in 03 and one in 04. I don’t know how I would have made it through without her. She was always by my side really to cheer me up. She didn’t lick much but when she did they were the softest. I miss them so much.
Bio: One day she woke up and tried to jump off the bed and just fell. She was parallelized on her right front side. I thought she had a stroke. I had worked for a vet before my surgery so my husband and I immediately ran her into their office. They didn’t know what was wrong. They put her on some meds and she seemed to get better for a few days. Then she got worse. We saw a specialist. The news wasn’t good. She had cancer of the brain. She only had days left. She was only 10 ½ months old. I thought she would be with me forever or at least until she was 14-15. I wasn’t’ prepared. She was my best friend. I knew it was time. She couldn’t walk. From the time she woke up that day and was paralyzed to the day we put her down was only a week. She went from being fine to gone in less than a week. That was the hardest thing I have had to do.
I just pray that we will be together again someday!