Pet-Peeves: He Hates the Vet..Hates to have his toenails cut..Hates to do anything that he doesn't want to do.
Favorite Toy: Doesn't like toys.
Favorite Food: Really only likes his Bones.
Favorite Walk: Just a walk in the vet 's yard to potty.
Best Tricks: Maybe bite you..and chuckle about it..
Arrival Story: This is a bitter sweet story ..that happens more than people know..I met Terri when I came to work as a Groomer at the vets clinic where Mrs.M. brought Terri..about 8 years ago..Terri has bitten just about every person working at the clinic from one time or another..except me..lucky I guess...Terri had a great life with Mrs.M. anything the little guy want his sweet eldery owner got for him...He came every month is his carrier to be groom or whatever he needed..so he was at home at the clinic as any dog ....Mrs.M. became depressed and had to be hostipalize and Terri was brought to the clinic to stay while she recover that was in 10-29-2005..his stay was very hard for him..not understanding what was happening..Mrs.M. recovered in several month....Terri his self health had been failing his weigh up to 16 pounds with all his treats was causeing heart problems an fluid around the heart..he was on many medicne hisself and did'nt want to take them..you could lose a finger with that job..well he left the clinic with Mrs.M...this farily tale seemed to have a happy end..but 3-23-2006 Mrs.M was again hostipalized in a nursing home and Terri was signed over to the clinic by Mrs.M sister..because of his biting he was not adoptable and was to be put down..None of us girls at the clinic wanted that so he has a home for as long as he lives..One of the tech tried to take Terri home but he was so unhappy and hated her dogs ..after 2 weeks she bought him back..suprisely he was very happy to be back in his clinic home...I am afraid this happens more than we know ..dogs of the elderly not haveing place to go when illness happens quickly..Terri will stay with us till...he goes to the Bridge.
My health has been failing..my little heart is enlarged and i have trouble breathing...legs cold and swelling...my life is close at a end here.. Karen was called and she came and held me in her arms....Today at 2:30 pm..with all the vet office staff there..Suzan who has cared for me and Karen..I made the decision I was to tired ..every breath was a struggle.....I rested for awhile..I felt safe.. in her arms....but the breathing was so hard...with great sadness...with all looking to me the Vet...gave me my Peace...
Suzan and Karen brought me home to Karen house where My earthly body will stay..but I live again at the Bridge..a beautiful place full of Friends....sad to leave one behind ..but one day I will see you again....
Terri was a strong willed Fox Terrier..who lived as a King...and he will be missed by me and the vet staff...My sweet boy I still have all my fingers...not ever did you try to take one...xoxoxoox Karen your Servent
Today..my friend the groomer..got me out and we went for a little walk..I am so fraile..and walk ever so slow..and my sight is so bad...but I can smell really good..We just enjoyed the sunshine..it was warm on my little body...she was crouched down to pet me and I cuddle up real close ..and gave her a sweet little kiss...on the nose...i don't pass out many kisses..and she knows that..it would be more likely to be a nip..but not to her...I wanted her to know the time in the sun was important to me...I wanted to make her smile..cause on the inside I was smileing...but a tear fell next to me on the ground...my small kiss made her cry.. :(
I am waiting..for Mrs. M to come for me...She left me here at the clinic..I didn't think it would be forever... I will not leave here...I must stay where she left me ..so she can find me again...I will wait and Dream of that day.. One day she will come back for me that is what keeps me going...my health is bad..i will not take my pills...but i don't need them..all I need is Mrs. M to return for me. My eye sight is failing..so I don't think I will see her when she returns for me...My sense of smell ..is what well tell me she is here...so I wait and watch maybe I will be able to see her when she comes.. and I may go to her first..there no way I will know ...but I will be there on the bridge waiting for you Mrs. M...you and me together..so much time has passed..but i have not forgot you...I hope you have not forgot Me....I see you in my Dreams...don't make me wait to long...before you come for Me...Love Terri.