Miss Heidi Ho Ho left us a year ago. She was my heart dog and took a significant piece of me with her. She was somewhere between 16 and 20 when her kidneys finally failed her. It was a very short 10 years with a very special little girl.
This is Smiley. Smiley was brought to my attention in January 2015, as Heidi was starting her final decline. Smiley had been abandonned, paralyzed, on the coldest day of the year in Nashville TN. Her back injury was a year old at that time. Shortly after Heidi left us, the wonderful people at Happy Tales Humane asked if I would welcome Smiley into our home. My experience with cart kids, a canine handicapped accessible home were made to order for this wee one.
She may look like a younger Heidi, but she is her own girl. Happy Tales did find out some of her history. Her paralysis is due to a catastrophic injury rather than IVDD, at the tender age of 1. Smiley was only 2 when she came to us. Like our blind boy Arthur, Smiley loves the life she has. "Joyful" is the word used to describe Arthur. "Spunky" is the word for Smiley.