Lilian’s Second Anniversary

Lilian at the shelter waiting to get a rabies shot.  She did not like it there!Today, June 14, is Lilian’s second adoption anniversary. I picked my little Lilian up from an area Animal Services on this day in 2006. I dug back in the photos to share some.

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.

Freedom! I didn’t know if you were coming or not. You came and I made it out of there!

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.

Lilian getting her belly full.
Lilian, the Diva Pup
When I got her home, it was apparent she was a DoberDiva, even at this young age. Look at the kisser!

Lilian grown up What a beautiful smile!

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.


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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