Monday, December 17, 2007
A Sad week for us
This is a picture of us and our "foster " mother Carter.Miss Carter passed away this week and we have been too sad to even talk about it. Some of our WFT friends know this story because PL2 shared it with them on their WFT email site and we would like to share it with all of you. We are going to let PL2 write because we are a little too sad to even type.
When A+A were wee little pups of 4 months PL1's Mother passed away and we needed to place them somewhere because we had alot of things to do,but we didn't know where to put 2, 4 month old puppies! Our dear friend who is a Holistic Vet(and owner of Carter) said she would be glad to take them in her house, but she wanted to see how Carter would do meeting them because she didn't take to many dogs.It was love at first sight and A+A became the puppies she never had but always wanted .The only dog we ever met who could control these two was Carter and we quickly named her their foster mother!! You can even see it in this picture!! Archie is looking ot her to see what he should be doing...Agatha is ,well being her independent little self!!)Our friend called us last week to let us know that Carter was doing very poorly.She had developed kidney failure and was becoming very ill very quickly.She asked if I could bring A+A over one more time for the 3 of them to say their goodybyes to each other.When I arrived at the house Carter was in the bedroom and A+A hadn't yet seen her. They were being their playful selves and investigating everything. When Carter was brought out to see them, in an instant they both stopped,and sat down one on each side of Carter and became very still and quite.Archie inched over to her and very very gently nuzzled her on each side of her head and then lay his head on her shoulder.I truly have never seen anything like this,because they truly knew and were saying their goodbyes.Miss Mary Ellen Carter lost her battle and she was only 6 years old and I learned a very valuable lesson. Dogs are the smartest most wonderfull things in the world,and I could only wish that humans were as wonderful as they are. They are my best friends and I love them to pieces( although they do have their nudnik moments!!) So go and give all your pups an extra big hug and smooch from me, we always think we have all the time in the world...... and raise a toast to Miss Mary Ellen Carter and to all of our most wonderful best friends...Diana AKA PL2