Thursday, March 10, 2011

Godspeed, Puff..

Puff arrived here almost four years ago, already an old cat. She had lived her life as the pampered companion of an elderly man who could no longer care for her. Puff was old, sick and just needed a nice place for her last few least that's what they told me. The only true part was Puff was old. At least 15 when she arrived. It must have been quite the shock to go from pampered only pet to this zoo! Puff adjusted and fit in with little complaint.

She was tough, fiesty, full of attitude, but she was friendly and sweet with a purr much bigger than her small size. She gave a headbonk that could cause concussions. She could never understand why I bothered to offer her cat food. She firmly believed she should be allowed to share my meals right off my plate. Cat food was beneath her; she was entitled to human food at her demand.

Puff hadn't looked healthy in the entire time she lived here. She was thin; she couldn't be bothered to groom much; her name was not very fitting anymore! Yet, she ate, loved her nip and meowed her demands to anyone who would listen. She slept even more than usual the last few days, but showed no signs that she was in pain or suffering. She was gone when I got home tonight with no signs of struggle. It appears she left peacefully and like everything else Puff did, she left this world on her own terms.

I hope she has found her first owner. They would be delighted to be together again. I'll miss you, old girl. Thanks for letting us share the last few years of your life. It was a privilege.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Happy Tehya Day

Last Saturday was one of, if not the, worst day of my life. This Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of one of the best....the day Tehya the Babydog arrived at Wandering Spirits Kennels!

She was a little ball of energy and enthusiasm.
She's been herding huskies ever since!
The border collie-husky is an interesting mix! Tehya is alot of dog crammed in to a mere 45 pounds!
Four years later, she's still a little ball of endless engery! She's always wrassling, playing, running, chewing!

Sometimes the best things happen when you ignore your better judgement. I'm forever grateful that I ignored mine and agreed to let Tehya join the pack!

Happy Gotcha Day, Babydog!