Yesterday I inadvertantly found an amazaing sister for Sammy. I don't even remember how I ended up on the page, now, but I found myself drawn to her. Ina a way that reminded me of Sammy. Her eyes gave me the same feeling as Sammy did when we inadvertantly ran into him. I'm good at this inadvertant stuff...
Anyway, her name is Sadie. A lady in Kansas City found her as a stray looking all ragged and unhealthy. She already had a Pembroke, and rather than getting the humane society or another shelter in on it, she took care of the sick little corgi herself. Sadie recovered as best as she could. She has congestive heart failure, arthritis, and poor vision and hearing. Yet, Sadie still has a love for life. She is still playful and doesn't let it slow her down. The lady estimates her to be around 6 or 7.
The lady is having to give her up for job reasons. She will be living mainly out of hotels, and that is not going to work with Sadie. The Corgi Connection of Kansas posted her on petfinder.com to hope to find a good home for her.
Both Erik and I were taken by her. We both wanted to grab her up and we even figuring out how to get down there Tuesday. I emailed her and felt good about it all. Sadie sounded like a great match with Sammy. Sammy would have alot to get used to, sharing attention, toys and such, but we both felt confident that he would, and gain a buddy for his time alone at home. Sadie's medications are about $25 a month, which didn't seem too much to handle either. We were on board.
Over the next couple hours we thought and seeked out advice. During this time, we both we concerned what would happen if her health declined? We might be able to handle the $25 a month now, but if something got worse, we don't know that we would be able to do what she needed. As you all know, we are in the process of moving, which is also not a fantastic time to merge the lives of two corgis, let alone one in to us, and all of us into a new home.
We slept on it, and after all has been said, we are not going to be bring home Sadie. In many ways, I really wish we were, and I would love to help her. I think we could be a good fit for her, even stubborn Sammy who might not like it right away. I'm very sad about it today. Sammy seems to understand. He was very snuggly in bed last night, and today since I have been home from work, he has been right at my lap. Letting me know he is still my only boy! And he most definately is!! He is still the best pup in the world!! :)
If anyone else reading this, say in the midwest, say Kansas area, finds Sadie to be of intrest, please check her out: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17365305
Also, if you could let me know, so I know she got a good home, that would be appreciated!