I was reading back over the blog and realized that our Scottie clan has changed so much since I posted last. We had just lost our Sam E. In October of that year we adopted a frightened little guy aptly named Scotty. He was terrified of people and would hide behind the toilet. He is now very well adjusted and has made himself at home.
Miss Katie came to us through Memory of Monroe on October 28, 2007. We were at a Wiscots convention and heard Jan Seeger talking about an elder girl needing a home. She was an 11 year old silver brindle and had been with the same family since she was 9½ weeks old. Her crime? She started peeing on the floor! She was always an only dog even here in a house full of dogs. She kept to herself and didn't bother with the others at all. After several regimes of antibiotics she stopped peeing in the house. She lost a toe to cancer the first year here. We had to let her go on December 2, 2009. She had cancer of the jaw and sinus cavity.
Shortly after Miss Katie went to the bridge one of the rescues sent me a photo of two elderly siblings sleeping on a bed together wearing coats I had donated. I said if the adoption they had set up fell through then we would take them. And take them we did. Miss Allie & Mighty Max came to us through Memory of Monroe on January 16, 2010 at 14 years of age. She and her brother had been living in a barn, no vet care, no contact, BUT.... said the woman who turned them over to the animal shelter ....I fed them... as if that is enough! The shelter didn't think rescue would take them as they were in such deplorable condition. They shaved them down and bathed them to rid them of the dirt and fleas. Rescue took them the next day and wasn't sure they would even make it. Horrible urine burns, no fur (three hairs between the two of them was how they were described.), tumors and abscesses, rotted teeth and deplorable skin conditions. They fell right into the way of life here with good meals and lots of scritches and treats.
Bert... I got wings for Christmas! Bert was our first, our bouncy Bert, our little black sheep. He had curly fur when it grew out. We adopted Bert from the Eastshore Humane Society while we were still in Connecticut. They held him for a week for us until we could get out here to pick him up. He was turned in because he had bitten a one year old. They should never have left a one year old on the floor with him and he had to have been hurt to have bitten. He was scared to death to even take a treat from your fingers for the longest time. He had a pin in his hip from being hit by a car. And was terrified if you raised a hand or threw a toy in his direction. Someone had not treated him very nicely. We loved our silly boy and had to make the tough decision on Christmas day 2010 to help him cross the bridge. We knew it was time when the other dogs all lay down beside him, cuddling him as if to keep him warm. They had never done that before. He had a rapidly growing tumor that was closing off his airway and he could no longer swallow.
So we then had this young kid (Scotty) and the two old ones and felt we needed a companion for Scotty to play with. So in January when I saw a picture of this gorgeous young lady with the sparkle eyes I worked with STLSTR to bring Miss SuzieQ to join the clan. Gorgeous sweet girl who loves belly rubs and sleeps on her back like a "hussie"
In April we were to assist on a transport for Memory of Monroe. Randy picked up Harry a young rambunctious little boy on Saturday while I was at work and was to meet Jan the next day to pass him off. You guessed it. By the time I got home from work Randy was smitten and I contacted Jan and asked if he could join the clan. It's hard to get a photo of him because he is constantly in motion.
Miss Allie who had been the weaker of the two elderly siblings started to decline and left us the day after Harry joined the clan. She had bladder cancer. We were concerned that Mighty Max might miss her but he is still a happy old man liven in the lap of luxury.
So I think that brings you up to date. We have Mighty Max, Scotty, Prince Harry and Miss SuzieQ and they keep us on our toes here at Scottie Acres.