It was the first Saturday, in February 2000, a few days before Valentine’s Day. The last 24 hours had been quite exciting with anticipation; and few thoughts including I may have completely lost my mind. On Friday after lunch, my co-workers had excitedly shared with me they had the perfect dog for me . . . after months of their insisting I get a dog! She was a black lab mix, about 9 months old who would probably be blind in her left eye. She had been found with a stick in her eye and tied to a tree on a rural road late in January in Michigan. Some kind soul saw her and picked her up and took her to the local humane society. [Read more…]
As many of you know my Lady Hugs died this summer on July 17th . We were best friends for 14.5 years and that is a long time . . . but wasn’t nearly long enough. It goes without saying, but I miss her so very much.
Several years ago, I had a staircase made especially for her as she needed help getting on my bed . . . due to severe hip dysplsia. The staircase fit perfectly between the wall and my bed, probably about 22’ wide. Lady Hugs certainly deserved a mahogany or cherry staircase with plush carpeting and the finest finishing nails with diamonds or Swarovski final touches at a minimum! [Read more…]
I had just been home for a few minutes and was getting a pillow case out of the hall closet. Boaz happened to be walking along side of me. When I opened the closet, he marched right to the comforter that Lady Hugs went to the Rainbow Bridge on. He scrunched his face right into the comforter for about 10 or 15 or more seconds. I’ve never seen him do that before. There was no doubt he knew that his Lady Hugs had been on that comforter (even after being washed). Our critters are so amazing with their knowingness (the best word I could come up with) and their laser noses. [Read more…]
I had a incredible friend who took pictures Lady Hugs and I and friends . . . of our last day together. As I am able, I’m working (actually a labor of love) on an incredible blog sharing that day and some of of her incredible life. I have just now been able to review the pictures and they are both absolutely gorgeous and gut wrenching. They truly reflect our amazing bond and love story between two and four legged best friends. [Read more…]
Today I am sharing the final moments of Lady Hugs life.
My dream since discovering on August 17, 2011 that at the age of 12 she had a fragmented large caliber bullet in her head. And no one knew until an x-ray revealed that she was indeed a Miracle Dog, once again. My goal of starting her biscuit company in the the spring of 2012 was to share her amazing life of miracles with many . . . that she would become a household name across the country while she was still here. I would have loved for you to meet her in person …. [Read more…]