A reader writes:
When I first met Dee Dee, she was covered up to her chest in mud, feces and straw, as well as ticks and fleas. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to purchase her freedom along with the other Scotties I got that day, as she was “owned” by someone else. But I gave the number to the facility owner and asked that if she was ever up for a new home to please pass the number along. As I was removing all her other Scottie companions (most went to Scottish Terrier rescue), I stopped to pet her and told her that we would meet again someday and that my prayers would be with her every day. She wagged her tail and stepped up to get closer to me. Her sweet face and her desire to go with me left me with tears streaming down my face as I left her in that dark, dirty pen.
I would think about her many times and wonder how she was, if she was cold, if she was well . . . if she was having another litter of puppies. On those occasions, I would always ask God to keep her safe and bring her to me. Nearly two years later, I got a call from yet another person who had inherited Dee-Dee and said he had received my contact information and wanted to know if I still wanted her. There was no question about that!
I was glad to be able to finally bring Dee-Dee home.
I was sad to discover that she had a large hernia that had to be repaired and that ear had been nearly chewed off during a kennel fight where I was told she was protecting her newly-born puppies from other dogs. Now when I look at that ear, I celebrate her spirit and courage because Dee-Dee is all heart. It was a happy, yet sad day, as our oldest Scottie died during the night before Dee-Dee came home to us from her spay surgery. Still, it confirmed to me that Dee-Dee was meant to be our girl.
She is a wonderful, loving dog who seems to be entirely pleased to have finally found her forever home with us.
This harem outfit seems to harken back to her days as a puppy producer and I love the sidelong looks she’s giving the camera. What a seductress!!