Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sugar



Here's the newest member of our household! Sugar is a small, very sweet dog that was rescued from a shelter by my friend C's mother, probably about eight years ago. The dreadful scar on her back is where some lowlife apparently poured some sort of acid on her. Amazingly, she is a friendly, trusting dog, and is well-behaved. C's mom has Alzheimer's and is in a nursing home, and C and her family have been keeping Sugar for four or five years now. They already had another dog, and for various reasons keeping two dogs has been a financial hardship. Back when Amie was still living I told C we would be willing to take Sugar some day. Well, after Amie died we got Riley...then we got Lena...and I felt more and more like I had made a promise I wasn't keeping, to one of my oldest friends (we go back to the late '70's).
The Scientist and I have been talking about maybe getting a second dog, and I made the big mistake of going on my favorite cattle dog rescue site, looking at all the available heelers, and getting really interested in several. But the issue of Sugar kept nagging at me, and last weekend I called C and said, let's try it. So Sugar and her paraphrenalia arrived on Monday night. Riley grouched and grumped a few times at first, but they have been coexisting peacefully since then.

No, she's not a heeler, but she's a sweet girl who needs us. On her head she has a horrid cyst or tumor of some sort, which is coming off tomorrow. Sugar is a Velcro girl who follows me all over the house, and is picking up on our household routines very well. She just wants to love and be loved. That, we can manage.

13 comments:

Songbird said...

What a dear little girl! I hope you will all be very happy together.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

OOOOHHHHHH This is wonderful news!!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Welcome to Sugar. She looks as sweet as her name.

Quotidian Grace said...

She is just precious! So glad Riley is doing well with her, too.
Best wishes to all!!

ElastiGirl said...

she has such a sweet face - Sugar is the prefect name for her!!

Mompriest said...

Is she a corgie? what a sad story about the acid burn....very very sweet!

Stratoz said...

sometimes we get tugged to do the right thing. Hope the transition goes well for all.

DogBlogger said...

Aww... sweet name for a sweet girl. Glad she's part of your family.

revkjarla said...

Awww, she is adorable...and I am so glad she has you! I love my Velcro doggy!!!

Mary Beth said...

That is lovely! I'm so happy for you all.

God_Guurrlll said...

What a love. Congrats on your new addition. She lives up to her name doesn't she.

Rev Kim said...

She looks like such a sweetie. What a great gift you've given her!

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