Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Julie - RIP My Little Jewel
Dogster stats for Julie - RIP My Little Jewel
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August 25th 2007
February 2nd 1994
laying at my feet, being gently stroked, treats, going on outings
None so far
Litle fleece squeaky "slipper"
The "treats"in the cat box (NO! Julie those are NOT treatts!)
walking down by the river, where there is grass. There's not a lot of grass in our NYC neighborhood.
Julie is a very special dog. I got Julie shortly after graduate school. I had to move to where I could not have her. It was a sudden job loss and relocation opportunity without the time to find pet-freindly housing. My grandmother was very attached to her, so I left her in her care. Julie took wonderful care of my grandmother until she could no longer keep up her house and had to move into a senior center where she could not have a dog. My half-sister said she would be honored to take her, because she was so speciato my grandmother. That was two years ago. Now Julie is 13 and not energetic enough and they want to just throw her away.
Julie was severely neglected. Basically, she was fed and that's about it. She
was infested with fleas and severely matted. She had lost half her hair from her fleas.
When my half-sister wanted to have her put to sleep, my sister and I asked my aunt to
intervene. My aunt does mixed-breed rescue in St. Louis and went to pick up Julie. She
was so appalled with what she saw. She took Julie home, cleaned her up, took her to the
vet and handled her fleas and her itching. She also has a heart murmer and high blood
pressure. They put her on medication for her high blood pressure.
Eventually, she was cleareed to fly! On Wednesday, August 22nd, I flew to St. Louis to pick her up. Our trip was uneventrul until our connection Thursday in Chicago. First we we were delayed due to storms over Pennsylvania, then our engine would not start, then we waited to be rerouted
to avoid the Pennsylvania storms. FINALLY, we were next to take off when a horrific storm descended upon us. It felt like the plane would be sucked up into the sky. The plane moved in the wind. As it seemd to clear a bit, we continued to wait. The captain
came on and announded that, due to recent "bad PR", he was required to take a "poll" and if "anyone wanted off the plane", they would return to the gate, however, the consequence of that would be a cancelled flight. :-( Of course, someone raised their hand to return.
A friend of my sister's from an online forum for Cavaliers offered to put us up
for the night. (Dog people rock!). Since poor Julie had not had food or water, or the
opportunity to relieve herself, since 7 a.m., we decided to call up this stranger and accept
her generous offer. She took GREAT care of us. We managed to make it to New York early Saturday afternoon, , August 26h. She drove 2 hours in a lightning storm to pick us up and an hour and a half back to her home.
I can't even express how grateful we were. Poor little Julie needed the time relax and we
wouldn't be doing that at an airport terminal! She is doing so wonderfully now. She's so
relaxed and happy. It's like she haas been here her whole life.
Lucky (aka Luck Luck)
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