Wanted to post pix of the old girls we had.
Sadie May, we got her from a shelter in '01. Owner turn in, unfixed and emaciated. She was 62lbs when we got her. Owner said she was a picky eater. I put her on Iams, which is what I though was the best food at the time.
Her bottom front teeth were worn down and I believe she was used as a breeder. She was a fantastic dog and knew she found a good home. A herder.. kept an eye on the kids and followed them around. She was MY dog. attached to me, maybe because I was the one that picked her up. She was skittish and I believe was handled w/ a heavy hand which I would assume was attached to a male human. She had basic training, sit and not potty in the house. She was not aggressive in the least. She didn't like thunder or fireworks and had separation anxiety when I wasn't around. She was, the figured, about 3 when we got her. If you walked too close behind her, she'd freak and try to back up... caused a lot of tripping lol. *sigh* I miss my Sadie girl. I could feed her from a fork, so gentle.
I decided that Sadie needed a playmate because she was pretty lazy, so we got Lady.
A 1 1/2 year old red female that we drove 2 1/2 hours for. She was also thin, but not quite as bad as Sadie. She was about 68lbs when we got her. Of course, we had to fix her, because again, breeder. Only one bout of aggression out of her, the first day we got her, Sadie wanted to get at a ball that Lady had found. Neither one of them were toy dogs, I don't think they really knew how to play w/ them. Lady got
and thumped Sadie. After that, no issues. Sadie was top dog because Lady was the LAZIEST DOG, I've EVER seen. I mean... She's the kind of dog that would lay on a pouch w/ their owner on a hot summer southern day and blink away the flies as the human rocked and sipped lemonade or ice tea. She did NOTHING after Sadie passed but watch the kids and make sure they were safe.
She too came trained w/ basic and had no aggression. I got a pix of my friends 2 year old sitting on her like a horse. Lady was just laying there.. .not a care in the world.
My girls loved each other...
and where one was so was the other.
We lost Sadie in Oct of 05. She had lost a bunch of weight and finally passed w/o any Dx of what was her issue. Vet said no cancer or anything, *same vet that told me that Pepper had a back injury and it was kidney failure, but that's a different story all together and still a bit too raw!*
Lady we lost this past May due to bloat. My 3 year old found her... we still miss that lazy dog like crazy!
So, there are my two beautiful rescue dogs. I love them and miss them. We visit their graves all the time in the back yard. RIP, girls.