[gardeners] New Family Member....

GizmoAZ (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 19:00:27 -0700

Last night I received a call from a good friend who rescues Shelties. 
 He told me about a Sheltie at a pound that would be put to death on 
Friday if it were not adopted.  He said he had no room for any more 
Shelties.  He knew that I was considering getting another one, as Chip 
is getting up there in age.  He knew also that I was looking for an 
older one that would not work Chips nerves.  He asked me to go take a 
look at it, and see what I thought.  I drove over the the west side of 
the valley to check her out.  That's about a 70 mile drive from here. 
 She was despondent, non responsive, but looked so terribly sad.  I 
asked for physical contact with her.  Someone came with me and opened 
her cage.  I got down on my hands and knees were I could pet her, feel 
for any tumors (common problem with older shelties).  She looked up at 
me with those big sad eyes, and gave me a big kiss.  I knew then she was 
going home with me.  

The minute I had her outside of the shelter, her whole attitude changed. 
 She got a big smile on her face.  Her tale was wagging.  It was as 
different as night and day to the way she acted in the shelter.  Her 
name is Sandy.  She is a  10 years old. She is bigger than Chip, and 
Chip is big for a Sheltie.  I'm almost wondering if she is a small 
collie instead of a large sheltie. ;)  At any rate, she is absolutely 
adorable,  Beautiful coat, cute white face and nice white mane.  I 
cannot believe someone would have turned her in to a kill shelter.  Just 
blows me away.  I've also discovered that she can sit and shake.  We'll 
have to try ball throwing next.  See if she can catch.  It's too dark to 
take pictures now.  Hope to get some tomorrow so I can share her with you.

Chat with you later...
Chandler, Arizona        Sunset Zone: 13
Alan Zelhart       
Gardens Co-listowner
 Jumbo shrimp = oxymoron