Likes: I most LOVE most to swim in the pool. I have been known to actually do "belly flops" to retrieve any toy.
Pet-Peeves: Don't make me do tricks for my food. I'll dance, but that's it. . . . I might even voice my opinion.
Favorite Toy: My rope toy and my ball with a handle on it.
Favorite Food: A doggy stew mom makes or when she cooks up the ground turkey. YUMMEEE
Favorite Walk: To the river. I fell in love with water at the river.
Best Tricks: Diving into the pool. (Mom heard Boxers don't swim well.) I can when asked sit, shake, roll over and for the show stopper . . . I can balance a tennis ball on the space between my eyes on my muzzle and then catch it midair.
Arrival Story: We (my daughter and I) learned a work friend fostered and owned Boxers. My daughter woke from her comatose sleep when she found out and said . . . "I love Boxers, why don't we adopt one?" Betty's foster mom wrote me about her and said what a wonderful girl she was and that she got along with everyone and everything . . . the rest as they say is history. We adopted Beautiful Betty on December 23, 2006. She was our early Christmas present. She continues to amaze us with her zest for life.
Bio: Adopted from Nor Cal Boxer Rescue.
Forums Motto: Betty Boo - Princess of the Kelly clan
Sleeping habits: I like to sleep like a kitty in mom's bed. All rolled up into a little knot. I also like to get under the covers. Ummmm - - please don't set that alarm . . . not for me . . . I love to sleep in.
My family: I have a ton of fun family members. There is my human sister Jenny. She's my other bed buddy. I've found out about the kitties. Note to self - Do not make them mad. They have teeth at the end of their paws . . . OUCH. The others are pretty easy. Just smile and share.
Just wanted to drop in and let you know I'm doing fine up here. I know you've been thinking about me a lot. It's been a little over 6 months since I left. Louie has joined me. Duke, Sassy, Tico, Louie and I are having a blast running through the fields. I'm swimming like crazy - as you know I can swim all day now. I know you're getting ready for the SPCA Doggy Dash this year and want you to have fun. This year will be different with Bullseye, but know that I'll be with you guys in spirit - dashing with the pack.
Today as we spent time at the vet's office picking up Betty's fur brother Smoky - there was the opportunity to see the flower arrangement sent in memory of Betty. It was important to thank Dr. Brick for saving Betty on 9/6 and giving her mom 6 more years to enjoy her fur daughter. It was also the chance to thank her for all the loving care provided to the rest of Betty's fur-family. There will always be only one Betty in her mom's heart.
It is with a heavy heart that Betty's mom informs her doggy friends that she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and earned her angel wings. Her health had been failing and she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Ever the fighter to the end - she tried hard to stay with mom but she got called to cross the bridge. It won't be the same playing in the pool without her or enjoying Christmas with her in her costumes.
I am happy knowing that she is now playing again with Dukie and Tico and they can be family once again. I can stil see her prancing like a pony - she was so happy and proud. Nothing is the same without you. Run free Betty Boo . . . I will always love you.
We Have A Secret
We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know,
for who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed and feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths and see ahead of me,
your small form racing with the wind so young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim in every brook I pass and when I call, no one but I can see the bending grass.