Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rest Peacefully Dear Matty

This is Izabella and Matty sunning themselves.  Sorry it's not a better picture.  Our Dear Matty went to doggie Heaven at Thanksgiving time.  Pops (my hubby), Izzy and I had a hard time getting over loosing her as did our grandchildren.  One morning in January Pops and I went "just" to look at puppies.  We went to the pound, then to the pet store, then the humane society and for some reason, back to the pound.  We had been gone only an hour.........and low and behold there was a Springer Spaniel puppy that had just been dropped off.  He looked so much like our Matty.  Funny thing, Matty also came from the pound.  We signed up to adopt him but had to wait 4 days.  I called every day to see if anyone had come to claim him.  I also went to visit him.  Finally I was allowed to adopt him and bring him home.  We named him Piper.  We thought about a more manly name, Hank.  But Pops liked the name Piper.  We only had Piper a week and he came down with Parvo.  The vet said there was nothing he could do.  I was determined that Piper would survive.  With alot of one on one to hydrate the poor thing, he turned the corner.  He is doing great now.  Wonderful with kids, a gentle man, very loving, plastic eating puppy.  I really think he was a gift from Matty.  What do you think?  (I'll post Piper's picture soon)

6 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thank goodness this story had a happy ending!
So happy you found me so I could find your lovely site. Looking forward to getting to know you. I hope my site is not too crazy for you.
Thanks for joining me I have lots of lovely warm followers who you will love to meet
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

PS
I hope you signed up for my giveaway....
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Well another PS...I am loosing it....I wanted to say in the first comment that I love springer spaniels my favorite dog and I can not believe there was one at a pound...thank goodness you got there in time and yes I believe Matty knew you needed him
Maggie

Debby said...

Thanks Grandma Yellow Hair. I used to be called Debby with the yellow hair, hah....then I went white. Thanks for being my second follower. You sure don't look like a Grandma. I'm pretty crazy, too, just give me time.

Nan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Debby. This story about finding your next dog to love was so sweet and I'm sure glad he pulled through the Parvo. My Weimaraner is named Pan as you know and I thought of getting a second one and naming her Piper like you did. There are none in Alaska so we must travel outside to get another Weim it's not easy.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

thanks for visiting my blog.I love your story about Piper!!! He's a cutie!!