Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Heidi Katrina 1992 - 2006
Dogster stats for Heidi Katrina 1992 - 2006
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Tina or Weenie
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April 11th 1992
Waiting on Rainbow Bridge
home made dog biscuit treats and doggie ice cream
In the Country
The doggie door!
"Picking a dog may be the only chance we get to choose a relative."
I was window-shopping, browsing around in a local mega-mall with my boyfriend near home and came upon a pet store. I usually despised these things, thinking they got their dogs from puppy-mills. I was looking at the dogs in the display windows and one of them caught my attention. It was a little Pom-like looking thing. A wiggling tiny little puppy. She was standing up on her hind legs and hopping up and down, so happy to see someone. I asked the ladyat the counter if I could hold her. They took her out and she was so excited she peed all over the place! When finally we cleaned up the mess, I tried to hold her but, she was so wild and wiggling all over. I played with her for a few minutes, and my b/f rolled his eyes. I said, I'd better go, before I did something really crazy. I didn't need another dog. I had a Pom at home already, and we were very happy. On the drive home, I couldn't get the little dog out of my thoughts. The sign said she was a Pom, but honestly, she didn't look like she was full Pom, and thats probably why she had ended up in the pet store. By the next morning, I was at the pet store before it opened. "Teeny-Weenie" came home with me.
Eventually, it became clear she had some problems, and after many tests and meds, Heidi Katrina, or "Tina" had serious food allergies.. and was diabetic. I did some research, and soul searching, and decided that when I'd adopted Tina, I took her for better or worse... and she was my baby girl. I learned to read dog food labels as well as my own labels, and managed to keep her in good health. It wasn't till years later that the diabetes became a threat, although she had already gone mostly blind. I started insulin shots twice a day. The meds became a routine for me and Tina. Anytime I had to take a trip when she couldn't go, it meant finding someone or somehwere that could manage the shots.
Tina was the light of my nights, and the joy in my days. If you have or know of a diabetic pet, please do not think of it as a end, but a new beginning, a new relationship for you and your pet. It is a serious committment, but one that is rewarded by more good years with your best friend.
Tina passed away one month short of her 15th birthday on March 14, 2006. She was the mother of 4, and grandmother of one. She had a good life, despite her health issues. I will always miss her.
The portrait picture on the left was made with colored pencil. I think the artist captured her personality perfectly.
Tina: In Memorial
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|January 23rd 2007
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