Arrival Story: Banjo was on death row along with three other female Siberians. The owner had brought them to our vet and asked that all be put to sleep and cremated. Banjo was 7 yrs old, two of them were 6 yrs old and one 8 yrs. old. All were healthy dogs. The owner's neighbors had complained about all the singing going on and hired a lawyer to make her get rid of them. The receptionist at the vets office called me and wanted to know if I could foster a couple, and try to give her time to find a home. I took Banjo and Misty, My sister took the other two. Misty was a very friendly, outgoing dog and was easily adopted. Banjo was another story. She was scared to death of men. It took me over 6 months to get her to trust me. She still does not trust my husband to this day, ever though he tries everything to get her to give in. I had a home lined up for her, but when the time came to give her over, I just couldn't do it. I was so afraid for her, she needed special care and attention. And I was in love. She is a sweet and lovable girl who I have never been sorry I kept. She became fast friends with my Alaskan Malamute, Kiska. When Kiska passed away in April of 2004, Banjo was so depressed, she would not eat or barely move from the door. She did not become herself again until we got the pups, KJ and Rain. Then she became mother Banjo. It was a joy to see her happy again. The other two Siberians went to a Siberian Rescue in Colorado.
Bio: February 20th, 2007
Today I said a tearful farewell to my beautiful, and oh so sweet Banjo. She acquired her wings at noon today. She has had arthritis in her back legs for some time now and they were getting weaker and weaker. The medicine she was on was no longer helping her. The bones in her back legs were slowing disintegrating. And today her hip bone collapsed. Due to the bad shape of her other back leg, there was nothing else I could do for her, but set her free to meet her Creator. And I'm sure my other Angels, especially her friend and playmate, Angel ^Kiska^, who she mourned for so long, was there to greet her and welcome her to the Bridge. She was a very special girl who won my heart, and I will never forget those piercing eyes with so much soul looking back at me. She may be gone, but she will never, ever be forgotten. I love you my Sweet girl, be at Peace...Until we meet Again.
So many years gone by. But I know you are still here, you cannot be gone because you live in my heart. Thinking of you sweet girl & so thankful you were in my life...
A dear friend sent us the following verse. Thank you to Zeus & family for this, it is beautiful!
"Although I had to leave you, it will never be goodbye.
For I have left my heart with you so don't you ever cry.
The love that's deep within me shall reach you from the stars,
You'll feel it from the heavens,
and it will heal all scars"
Hope you are enjoying all the things you love today at the Bridge as you celebrate your birthday with all your furiends & your Angel furfamily dear Banjo. But you can visit me after your pawty is over & everyone is sleeping off all the goodies they ate!
Happy Woofday to you!
I will be waiting for you in my dreams. I love♥ you now as I always will & I miss you each & every day. Kisses to Heaven for you...Mom
Dearest Banjo, you & your Angel sisters are always with me in my heart & not a day goes by I don't miss you all. Today my thoughts are filled with memories of you, the day we met, the day you came home with me and the wonderful day I decided I could never let you leave our home. You were truly a blessing in my life & one I will treasure for all time. I miss that sweet face & beautiful eyes, I miss the way you would howl so sweetly whenever I got home and I miss the way you would dance around on your front paws whenever you wanted an extra treat. I can see that now as clearly as if you were standing right here beside me now. I will always love you & always be so glad that your last 5 years were spent with us. Thinking of you & sending my love to the Heaven's...