Tricksie

We were not seriously looking for a dog when, in February 2007, we were told of one being fostered for Rawhide Rescue that we might like – a 9 year old YorkiePoo in need of a home, by the name of Tricksie.  Her family had outgrown their interest in having a pet and she had been surrendered.  We wondered whether we would like an older dog, especially one who had lost weight and looked like a “sad sack” when she came to our home.  But she needed us and we soon found out how lucky we were.

Tricksie quickly got her appetite and spirit back and was the best dog that we could imagine.  We loved walking her and enjoying each others company, including having her join us in bed (as shown in the picture) and sleeping on her down pillow.  She was there for us when we suffered some tragic family losses.  When she could no longer safely jump, we got her stairs for her to scamper up into bed.  We couldn’t resist the occasional table scraps – a “no-no” – but which also meant that she joined us at mealtime.  When we returned from being out she would race around the house with joy at seeing us and yowl with happiness.  Tricksie was a cherished friend that we were blessed to have for over 8 years.  May she rest in peace and one day be waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge.

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Because of the dogs' joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift.  It’s not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass?  What would this world be like without dogs