Saturday, July 25, 2009

The One with the Phoenix

Good evening, beloved blog readers! Yes, yes, I know, "THREE posts in one day?!" you ask. It has been a busy Saturday!! This post is as I lounge on the couch after a BIRTHDAY PARTY!

My little sister Phoenix is growing up - she just turned three years old. See? It's her turn to wear the birthday bandanna! I seem to be wearing mine more like a cape of some sort.


As you have probably read, Phoenix found us -- correction: found the Crazy Cat Lady, who then contacted mom, the Crazy Dog Lady -- back on New Year's Eve two and a half years ago. Completely out of character, which is becoming a trend in these situations, papa suggested we bring her home. She had been hanging around a neighbor's house for a few days in the cold and wind. So mom and papa brought her home! Mom was worried someone might be looking for her and was worried about how Miss Ginger would react to a new addition so she called the Humane Society... on New Year's Eve... never expecting them to answer let alone come pick her up within the hour!!! She had just finished giving her a bath and she was still a little wet and cold when she drove off to jail the shelter. Mom bawled her eyes out that night. And she visited Phoenix every day during her requisite 10 day stay at the shelter while waiting to see if her previous family would call about her. On the afternoon of the 9th day, mom got a call at work and she feared that maybe they DID call looking for Phoeny. But they didn't... and the shelter said they miscalculated the days and we could bring her home that very afternoon! The rest is history!

Mom was VERY nervous for those ten days and wished she just kept her here and never notified anyone. But it was the right thing to do. And it turned out of the best! No one claimed her, which was meant to be because we couldn't imagine our family without her. I'm so glad she's my sister. She is tons of fun and loves to cuddle with me after we play. Thinking of those early days had me looking back at some of our puppy photos... ah.. youth!

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