Posts Tagged 'dogs'

#19: So Long, Sweet Girl

This are the kind of first I really do not like: saying goodbye to my second beloved dog in 2009. Miss Patsy Clementine, she of the perpetually sunny disposition, made her transition on Tuesday, December 11. Patsy made it past ten, which was yet another miracle, considering her many health challenges, namely, Cushing’s disease, which caused the big problems over the last year.

As my vet, the wonderful Kathryn Van Winkle, once put it, “It’s just Patsy’s world, and we’re all passing through it.” That was the truth, but what a sweet world to share with a sweet, sweet girl.

I shall miss her championship-level snoring (check out her video here), the way she loved to cuddle with any type of soft surrounding, her “Feed Me” shuffle dance. But most of all, I shall miss my own Miss Congeniality.

It’s oddly comforting to know that her brother, ThunderDog, and cousins Lily, Bear, and Pearl and friend Felix among many others are all there to greet her.

May she and ThunderDog be chomping down Breath Busters in Doggie Heaven! And snore REALLY loud, Miss P Bug, so I can still hear you.

Sharing With Cavalier Rescue

Patsy's first Xmas in Austin (2005)

This just in from Thunder and Patsy’s Aunt Sally, who is the coordinator for Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue in Texas:

“I do not like to ask my friends for monetary support but we have just rescued over 60 cavaliers and english toy spaniels and the vetting bills will be horrendous – these guys were in a puppy mill in West Virginia that had almost 1000 dogs. How can anyone care for that many dogs, let alone pay for the feed???????

“If any of you can help please do but do please do NOT feel that you have to. Also please forgive me for my brazen request for funds and say a little prayer for these little guys, some are in terrible shape!!! Thank you one and all.”

Donations can be made at Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue. And Patsy¬† can attest to life after puppy mill — she spent her first six years in an Oklahoma puppy mill and came to us 10 (yes, TEN) pounds overweight with lots of female problems and an untreated thyroid condition. Nearly three years later, the happy little girl is right at home right here in Austin, and she’s an absolute joy (not to mention a trim 16 pounds!). I like to say Patsy’s in her own little universe, and I’m just passing through!

Thunder & Patsy Give It Two Tails Up!

ThunderDog and Patsy Clementine just LOVE the “Rescue Dog Rock” video from their online Maltese pals Lulu and Lolly (left). They’re about to join the L&L DLog and invite other dogbloggers to join them! Proceeds from anything bought at the L&L site will go to support Animal Rescue of New Orleans, a group that’s still working to reunite animals and families after Hurricane Katrina.



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