Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:41 AM
We adopted Sunny at the age of 17 months. She was an energetic
puppy with no manners and would run away any time she was given the
opportunity. When trying to catch her she would not come to us.
That meant calling one of the neighbors or if a stranger was in the area
asking them to catch her. She went to obedience training and although still
not perfect was much better. Through the years she became a wonderful
dog and the past 11 years a devoted companion and part of our family.
I made her a bed in our dining room, but she did not like that. She
chose to sleep under our antique bed or beside my chair in the living room.
She loved her morning walk in the park. Probably her favorite food was
cheese, but only got a small amount. Her allergy to wheat made it a
challenge finding dog food for her.
Visiting the veterinary clinic was not a favorite. I would take her
into have her toenails clipped. When she saw the clippers she would
set up a loud howl. When she wanted attention, to go outside or a
treat she talked “with her feet”. She would smack us on the leg with
her paw. She seldom whined and barking was limited to when the
doorbell rang and when outside, at strangers walking by. All of the
closet doors had to be kept closed, as she would run off with the shoes.
She loved squeaky toys. Every evening she would get one out and have a
playtime with us.
We were devastated when we were told she had cancer. She passed
away on December 19, 2007 leaving a big void in our home and in the
neighborhood. She was everyone’s friend. She won the hearts of
everyone that came in contact with her.
We want to thank the staff of VCA Tanglewilde Animal Hospital for the
wonderful care they gave Sunny and the donation to the WSU Veterinary
Medicine. Dr. Westcott and the staff were most supportive of us and in
the care they gave Sunny.
We love you Sunny, but know you are in a better place and at peace..
Jack and Jo Ann G.