Topics & Articles
    home . help . cartview cart

News Navigation Spacer Our Community Navigation Spacer Membership Navigation Spacer About Shirley Navigation Spacer Broadcasts Navigation Spacer Shirley's World Shopping Navigation Spacer Astrology Navigation Spacer Contact Us
Life is a Bowl of Cherries
Welcome to ShirleyMacLaine.com
IE Members - Login or Join Now
View Cart | My Account | Email a Friend This Page | Join Shirley's Mailing List
Pet Pages Menu
Menu
Menu

Pet Stories: In Your Own Words

Winnie & Trixie

By: Rosemary Music, RHIA

Winnie, a purebred female beagle, came to live with us just weeks old. She was following her mother down our road in the middle of a summer night, and we picked her up saving her from the certain doom of a county trunk road. She joined our two other dogs, and lived a good life for 10 years. Winnie and I had a special bond. I was working the midnight shift, and every morning we shared a slice of toast before going to bed for a few hours. She slept in my lap while I studied college texts using her as a book rest.

In the last year of Winnie's life, she developed many devastating systemic problems including uncontrollable diabetes. I tended numerous infections and administered insulin and other meds while studying for national exams. The day after my exam, Winnie passed away. I told myself I would never have another pet. The grief was too much to bear at the end of their short life.

Well, three weeks later, a neighbor was walking her two beagles past my house. I ran out to talk and pet the dogs. The neighbor told me that I should think about visiting the local Humane Society, and that there were always beagles up for adoption. There weren't. As I walked past the cages and was about to leave, I went back to look at a forlorn pup with beagle markings, but definitely a mixed breed. I thought I'd give this one a try. I made a donation to the Humane Society, and Trixie and I drove home together.

Trixie was a stray picked up by Humane Society workers on the very day that Winnie died. The Society does not keep dogs as long as they kept Trixie (three weeks). I am sure that she was just waiting for me to adopt her and continue the special bond that I have with the spirit of Winnie.

ill-petpages.jpg

news . our community . membership . about shirley . shopping . broadcasts . astrology . contact
privacy policy . terms of use . our site mission
copyright © 2004 - 2014 ShirleyMacLaine.com, Inc. and MacLaine Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.