Never in a million zillion years would I have ever dreamed of the outpouring of love, concern, compassion, emails, letters, cards and telephone calls. I am sorry I have not answered everyone, but I promise I will . Every word means so very much to me. In addition to losing my precious Keelie; Josh suffers from litter mate syndrome and has started jumping our six foot fence, swimming in the lake and then looking for Keelie. She has gone to a friend's house to stay for a while so we don't have another tragedy. I miss her terribly. On a petty note my computer died. I am working on the computer that I gave to my niece 8 years ago to play solitare on! I can't read blogs, and it is so slow I type a work, do a load of laundry and the word should appear. LOL. Now you ask, who is the fellow in the picture.
I was called by friends and they said we NEED you to foster a dog (wink wink) We are desperate. First let me tell you that Keelie would sneeze if she wanted extra attention or was about to be bad. Her favorite treat was cheese.
OK, back to my story. This is a severely abused puppy mill dog between 2 -3 years old, no name. I went to visit him and he was just blank, nothing no bond. I cried and left and said I can't do it. As I was pulling out of the parking lot I turned around and went back in. He only weighs 8 pounds. My vet said he is the most severely underweight pug he has ever seen. So I go back in to visit him and still nothing, just a blank stare from him. I left again. I got about a mile away and yes , I turned around yet again. I held him, tried walking him, nothing. I was putting him back in his cage and guess what? He sneezed! I know that sounds so silly but he was mine. And no DeeDee I did not take the picture. I saw a teenager on a cell phone in PetSmart and after she hung up I said could you take a picture of this dog and email it to me so I can share it with my friends?
We named him Ning, Chinese for calm. He does not like to be loved or cuddled. The vet says we have a long road ahead of us but I know my Keelie sent him to me. That sneeze proved it.
My friends I thank you so much. I treasure you so and as Ning and I ( and Josh soon) get stronger and heal together we will share funny stories, recipes, and adventures! I miss reading your blogs so much and hopefully can get a computer that allows me to read the blogs so very soon.
Hugs , love and thank you to you all!