Friday, June 25, 2010

Idgie...a very good dog.

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In the cold winter of 1993, daughter Leslie called me up one day and says, "mom, i just found a stray dog on the street. She's cold and hungry and her feet are iced up. She needs a home."

I had been wanting to get another dog, it  had been since 1987 that i had been without a four legged friend.
So, off i went, to meet this stray that needed a home. As soon as i walked in the door she was in my heart. She was dirty and thin, shivering with fear and ready to be loved. She came right to me and laid her head on my knee, heaved a big sigh and closed her eyes. I guess she had found her home, her safe place.
She was just over a year old, had just been fixed, her incision was healed but a bit red. I took her in to the vet, he looked her over and told me she was in good shape except for being too thin and needing to be cleaned up. She had been abused and treated badly by whoever had had her, and she was quite timid.

She never did learn to trust many men...it took her about 3 weeks to let my Old Guy get close and pet her. She followed me everywhere, even to the bathroom. At first, i let her go in with me, she was so clingy and afraid of me being out of her sight, but eventually she got better and would lay outside the bathroom door and wait for me.

She was smart and beautiful and my good friend. In 2007 she was un-able to get to her feet anymore, and her eyes begged me for help.... so i took her in and held her as she went to sleep for the last time.
She was my sweet Idgie and i miss her.

4 comments:

  1. Dear Linda,

    two tears came in my eyes, her view in the eyes is so open. I understand you felt in love to her at once.

    Have a nice day!
    Anja

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  2. my computer is up and running. missed checking in on you. loved your story about your dog. giving a home to a stray is heartwarming. have a good day.

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  3. She was a beautiful dog. This is so sweet and sad.

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  4. Hi Linda! thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog over at The Blue Ridge Gal. Always love it when new readers come on board.

    Idgie is/was beautiful. Our female rottie has had leg issues for years, in fact since we adopted her in 2004. This is most likely her last summer since she is now dragging her back legs in order to stand. We try to be there to assist her as often as possible. Sure hate to see the day when she gives up.

    Enjoy your day and come back soon!
    Di

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