Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Gift From the Side of the Road......Annie

This was written a few weeks ago but just tonight I decided to post it.....

About a month ago, my husband was going to our little village when a little blonde furball ran out in front of him.....another vehicle dodged it. My husband went back and picked it up...a little female. She was wet, hungry and scared. We had not had a dog since Bandit, our 11 year old Shitzu, passed away some 12 years ago.

We decided on the name Annie, since she was an orphan....that seemed appropriate. She was carried to the vet......she had a myriad of health problems.....he mentioned putting her to sleep but my husband wasn't ready to do that. We, and especially Edward, are going to great lengths to nurse Annie into good health.....she is happy......and she brings lots of joy to us and to our six grandchildren next door..........

Annie had some good days and many that were not so good.....she seemed to be happy.....sadly when we had had her about a month she began going backward in health again. She passed away and was buried in our pet cemetery. Although we had Annie just a short while, she will live in our memories forever.....farewell sweet Annie........





Sweet little Annie girl............


My husband said Annie had 'teddy bear eyes'.......

18 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Betty, well, I know without doubt, she had some great last days. God bless you both.

I wanted to stop by and thank you for praying for our family in the loss of our sister. God is so good to us to send people like yourself to let us know that you are praying. Thanks again so much. We pray you have a very happy New Year. connie from Texas

Cherdecor said...

What a sweet pup! She looks so healthy! I am glad that you did what you could. Rest in peace, little Annie.

Nancy said...

That is so sad, she looks like such a sweet little thing how could anyone hurt something so adorable.. I'm sure you gave her lots of love.

Naturegirl said...

Betty as I read this post I am filled with emotion..and a tear for sweet Annie she came into your loving caring arms but for a little while...but is in your hearts forever.
God bless you and peace to sweet little baby Annie.
Thank you Betty for your concern with my recovery...I am doing fine..limited in my mobility..but trying to keep spirits up. hugs NG

"Jillian" said...

Oh my goodness, Betty! How sad that must have been. She is absolutely adorable and very lucky she was with your family during her last days!

Also, thank you for the post on my blog...and for your fun comments!

~ Jillian

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, Betty, how sad! Annie was just adorable. I love the name you gave her! Our, Westie, Dody died last July, we still miss him so much. I know how you are feeling with your loss, it's almost the same pain as a loss of a human member of the family.

I think we have a lot in common with decor, etc. I never tire of my Old Country Roses china!

Katherine

Haus Frau said...

Oh my, (little orphan) Annie was such a precious sweet adorable wee thing. I can only imagine the joy she brought to you and yours - and the joy you all brought to her. Though her time with you was short, it was well lived and worthwhile. Bless you dearly.

Cathy said...

Aw what a sweet, cute little dog. Ya'll were so sweet to take her in and care for her. I am so sorry she didn't make it. You gave her lots of happiness.

Nora Lee said...

Betty, I am so sorry about Annie. She is so sweet; my dog died a couple of years ago and there is still a little empty place in my heart for her. I'm glad Annie's final days were with a loving family.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How sad little Annie didn't make it, it was not to be. But how wonderful to know that during the last part of her life she knew love and what it is to be a much beloved and pampered little puppy.

Goodbye little Annie with your sweet teddybear eyes!

BTW I've linked with you, I hope that's OK.

Barbara said...

How sweet she is Betty, Almost like a toy dog. Must have been hard when she died. How wonderful she had your family to care for her in her last days though,

cityfarmer said...

Oh my goodness...with blurry tears accept my humble comment...she is, well...she deserved your attention.
Y'all did the right thing..I wished they could have saved her

...absolutely a memory.

Alice said...

How tragic that that beautiful little puppy was so ill and passed away. Still, even though her passing has made you sad, I'm sure you are still glad to have known and loved her for even that short time.

Thank you, Betty, for visiting my blog. Marion told me all about you - what close friends you have become and how much she is looking forward to visiting you. I know what she means about the closeness of blog friendships.

Mary said...

She was a darling. I'm so sorry you lost her, but do know that she was well loved and taken care of in her last days.

Blessings,
Mary

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Betty..... Dear little Annie.... what a short life she had, but towards the end of it she was truly blessed, to be embraced into your family and receive such loving care from you and Edward who did all you could to nurse her back to good health.
Such an adorable little darling. The one picture of her she looks like a baby poplar bear, then I look at her in another and she reminds me of a little lamb. She’s left behind some precious memories. Marion

weirdbunny said...

So sad ... I so glad that she had time with you though, in which she was loved and cared for dearly ~ Julia x

sparrow's song said...

I'm so sorry for the lost of Annie. Your wonderful music didn't help but to bring tears to my eyes while reading her story. Kudos to your hubby for taking her in and keeping strong for her even though she had health problems. What a gem she was.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

i am so sorry for this!! She was such a sweet puppy but was only to make your life happy for a short time!! Sandy