Age: 10 Years Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
|Home:North White Plains, NY |
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Leave a bone for Gracie RIP 8/10/2003 - 1/8/13.
Grace Cadet, Spacey Gracie, Lil Girl, Grace face, Gracie Goo (and on and on)
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August 10th 2003
Being cuddled and carried everywhere & being the center of attention!
She is still wary of anyone else as a result of her mother being abused. She is a one person pup. She doesn't like anyone being on her territory. She also doesn't like a bath.
Anything the other dogs are playing with. She also has this strange relationship with a little toy dog from 101 Dalmations. She loves to play with it but when it barks it scares her and she runs away!
Anything I'm eating.
She adores being outside. She started life off as an indoor dog but when we got her she came to love the outdoors.
Sitting on Gabe's head in the van to see out the window (Gabe is our Golden Retriever). She can also do a somersault.
Gracie was from a rescue that went under so she needed to find a home quick! She was born with three legs. She does have a little bit of the fourth leg. It even has what looks like the start of a paw. She really has an elbow with a toe on it complete with toenail! Gracie was in Texas and we're in New York so she was far away. I called American Airlines to see if I could have her come up in the cabin of the plane as I didn't think she could survive cargo. Two WONDERFUL angels at AA loved her story and one hopped a 6am flight and brought her right to me at the airport. We met and talked for 10 minutes and she had to fly back home. It was an incredible gift. Grace now has two "puppy Aunties", Cathy and Rita in Texas. Without them we wouldn't have Gracie. We stay in touch with them. Gracie's mom had been severely abused and was rescued. She supposedly became pregnant with Gracie when someone threw a dog over the fence into the female pen at the rescue yard. Gracie is VERY shy, painfully so. She has gotten much better with other dogs but is still afraid of people. She has three legs but is faster than many 4 legged dogs LOL! She gets around perfectly. She is so attached to my son who is handicapped. She cuddles up to sleep on his lap or chest and kisses him endlessly. She gets silly when she makes him laugh. She's an all out one woman pup and is just about glued to my side. She loves to sleep under the covers and loves to be warm. I had hoped to use Gracie to teach kids in schools about handicaps but she isn't suited to it. She hasn't bitten but I wouldn't trust her as she frightens easily. She's a total Diva pup pet. She likes to dress up and even if she doesn't she can't do anything about it LOL!
Gracie is part of a three dog family. I had Gizmo first who is a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix and also a rescue. Gabe is a CCI service dog for my son Chris and is a big, beautiful Golden Retriever. Gracie may weigh in at just four pounds but she's got the heart and guts of a lion but often the brains of a flea!. She adores Chris. She sits on Gabe's head to look out the van window when waiting for Chris to get out of school and cuddles in his tail when sitting outside. I guess she uses his tail as her carpet? She thinks nothing of stealing bones right from Gabe's paws but wouldn't let anyone get away with stealing from her! She's a great addition! I had never even thought of having a third dog, two was enough or so I thought. When I look back it seems almost impossible for things to have fallen into place they way they did but they did. Everything happens for a reason and Gracie was just meant to be part of our family. I hope that someday when she is not as timid with strangers that I can bring her into schools to teach kids about handicaps. When kids first meet Gracie all they see is her deformed leg. After petting her and watching her run and play the handicap disappears and she is just a cute little dog, not the dog with three legs anymore. If kids can see past a missing leg maybe they can see past other differences. As the Mom of a handicapped son I know how tough it can be at times to deal with the stares and whispers. handicapped kids are not "socially acceptable" but perhaps with Gracie as an "ambassador" that can start to change.
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