Here she is after I got her out of the dog run. She had to get a rabies vaccine before she left, so this is what we were waiting for. I didn’t have any puppy sized collars or leashes, so she is crawling under a chair with a honker collar and leash attached that looked like they were made for a Mastiff!
I had just mentioned to a few rescuers that I was looking for a black/tan, female, all natural puppy. I wanted her around 3 months or maybe 4 months. I hadn’t seen one like that come through rescue the whole time I’d been doing it, so I figured I would have a long wait. The day I was down at the shelter picking up Ginger’s sister, was the day I saw Lilian. I didn’t want to run through the whole shelter because I knew I would get down about seeing all the ones I couldn’t save. I just had to pick one of many aisles to go down in this large shelter, to get to Ginger’s sister, Duchess. Well, I picked the right aisle, as I was speeding through, there was Lilian wagging her tail and saying hi to me. I yelled for the attendant with me, “Is this one available!” She grabbed the card and told me yes. Wow. I could not believe it. It was as if the law of attraction was at full-blown warp speed. Lilian and I were drawn to each other like whopper magnets.
Here she is at the first moments of freedom.
She is looking so cute, but what I didn’t know was how very sick she was. She came down with pneumonia. The vet at this shelter gave me a Sulfa antibiotic to give her, which, when I did, caused an acute arthritic reaction. Her back knees swelled and she couldn’t walk. She also has an ectopic ureter, which means she leaks sometimes. That’s not like spay incontinence. It’s different. Her plumbing wasn’t put in right. That’s why her crate is next to the back door. So I can let her out fast and first.
And here she is all grown up. She has the most beautiful bewitching eyes. Miss Lilian just got her AKC PAL number in the mail last week and is now eligible to compete in obedience trials. Now for the training!
Happy 2nd Anniversary, my lovely Lilian.