TUNDRA - My Heart - MEMORIAL


Siberian Husky
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Home:Crystal Falls, MI  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
TUN, TUNNY-WOOF

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
HER NAME WAS "TUN" AND SHE LOVED TO RUN

Pet-Peeves:
TUNDRA DID NOT KNOW WHAT A PEEVE WAS

Favorite Toy:
SQUEAKIE HAMBURGER

Favorite Food:
SPAGHETTI

Favorite Walk:
SHE WOULD RATHER RUN, THANK YOU

Best Tricks:
SINGING

Arrival Story:
A neighbor and colleague had a litter of of pups. It was a back yard breeding and none of the pups was healthy. I had one of the first picks and picked a magnificent silver pup with ice blue eyes, who from day one had problems breathing. She had to be put to sleep at 3 months of age because of an incurable lung problem. Tundra was the last puppy left in the litter, she was the "only one who didn't have pretty markings" and the only one who didn't have blue eyes. They offered her to me as a replacement. I remember my mom saying "so what if she's ugly...you wanted a companion not a show dog". And so I brought her home.

Bio:
Tundra grew into an extraordinarily beautiful dog. At the age of 2 it was discovered that she had a severe case of hip dysplasia, to the point where most dogs, back in those days, would be put to sleep. But my vet and I opted to let her live her life as comfortably and as long as possible. Even the awful pain never stopped her from loving to run. She required increasingly large doses of steroids and anti-inflammatories, increasingly frequent trips to the vet for injections to control her pain and inflammation - but I had her for almost 11 years. She could look into my soul. We did everything together, we loved to snowshoe and go for long walks and rides in the car. My vet said we had a bond like Timmy and Lassi. Tundra was my heart, my soul, my dearest friend and confidante. If it wasn't for the love of this dog, shining through to me during some of the darkest days of my life, I don't know if I'd be here today. One day she came to me and dropped a very alive, but stunned, hummingbird into my hand. It had hit our window apparently, and Tundra had gently picked it up and brought it to Mom to fix. That one incident summed up the very nature of this dog. At the end of her life, she let me know that it was time to let her go. I knew from the loving, curious gaze she gave me the night before the final dawn..that her last concern was for me. She hadn't come into the house for 3 days, but would lie under a tree as far from the house as her cable would allow her to go. But that night before she died, I was sitting on my front stoop with my head on my knees crying. I looked up and she was lying at my feet, gazing at me with a look that asked if I would be ok. I told her how much I adored her and thanked her for all she had given to me. And then I told her I would be alright. I put my head back down and when I looked again, she was back under her tree. The next morning we took our last ride in the car together and she sat with her head on my shoulder for the entire 20 mile drive to the vet's. There was misery, and gratitude, and knowing in her eyes that morning as we said our silent goodbyes. Tundra, my Tundra - I will never forget you. http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/tselv ey/world/

The Groups I'm In:
Husky Heaven

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 26th 2004 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
75236


Meet my family
Boomer SoonerMOSES - IN
LOVING MEMORY
Tornado AlleyJASPER - IN
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SpookSHILOH
1993-2012 IN
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GABRIEL
2002-2012
BODIE
(MEMORIAL)
AVIA
(MEMORIAL)
DAISY
(MEMORIAL)
JONAHDesiLu
DesiLuGeorgi GirlGabby TooSPIDERMAN

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