On June 1, 2013, Higgins walked into to my home and my heart. He was part of the Ark 9 and when I first saw his photo I hoped that he could be mine. My prayers were answered and we had eight wonderful months together. He was an immediate favorite in the neighborhood. Higgins never met a human or a dog he didn't befriend. Because he was a very laid back dog, we got a lot of kidding about our slow paced walks. Some people walk their dogs, Higgins and I meandered. He was my shadow, my comfort and my joy. I will carry him forever in my heart.
I was told by my good friend Vicki that she was bringing me an older Scottie with medical issues who needed a comfortable bed to spend her last remaining days, months, or years. I had just lost my sweet Scottie boy Sami to heart disease and I wasn’t sure I was ready to nurse yet another ailing pup. Gena was twelve, diabetic and had very limited eyesight….I was worried. Gena strutted into my life and home….let me tell you she was NOT worried. She found her place for meals, her place on the bed and she was HAPPY for two very short years. She endured her twice daily injections and her adoptive mom’s constant hovering with dignity and grace. I cannot put into words how much I loved and admired this little girl’s zest for life, especially with all of her handicaps. I was not with her when she passed, so it is my very, very fervent prayer that Gena be the very first Scottie to meet me at the bridge…I have something very important to tell her, after I hug and kiss that sweet, sweet face.
Roxie came to us on Dec. 30, 2011. She was a great, great pet. We adored her and gave her the best care and love anyone could have. She left us much too soon. She was a perfect dog – never did a thing wrong. The house feels so empty…….
Tallulah joined our rescue family when her owner passed away. She was not with us very long before she joined her mom in heaven. Tallulah will be remembered as a brave little girl who endured her physical limitations without complaining. She'll be in our hearts forever.
Tyler arrived into rescue in March 2014 – a scared, snarky, crotchety old man. We adopted him a week later. He quickly learned that he was safe with us. I miss his evening greeting at the door and his barks for supper. I miss giving him belly rubs and his warmth on my feet. Our time together was too short but I like to think he’s with his first mom in heaven. We will meet again someday, Tyler……
Sheppy came to me as an owner release. He was loved and cherished by his human mom, but unfortunately was not adjusting well to life with a toddler. Sheppy was as beautiful on the inside, as he was on the outside. He said goodbye to his old life and strutted into his new life with amazing Scottish pride. He relished guarding his new temporary foster home from all forms of vermin and letter carriers much to my neighbor's chagrin. Within a few months, he began vomiting and I knew something was wrong, but had no idea just how wrong. STLSTR spared no expense trying to figure out what was ailing this sweet laddie. I'll never forget handing the leash to the Vet tech for her to take him to exploratory surgery and at the last minute I reached down and swept him into my arms and covered his nose and face with kisses and hugs. I am so grateful my angels inspired me to give my boy that special send off. He was released to the Rainbow Bridge during surgery when they found a tumor half the size of his stomach. Sheppy was with me for such a short time but he will be forever and ever be in my heart. Love you my sweet, sweet son....we will be together again.
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R.I.P. sweet Laney. Run free at the Bridge when you’re not bossing the other Scotties around.
Sissy is greatly missed, especially by her Scottie brother, Dudley.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."