For the majority of us, we have had a pet come into our lives that have been our truest friend...one that, no matter what, was there and holds that special spot in your heart...
This section is dedicated to those special memories and stories.
German Shepherd Bosco to the Rescue
The Boz Man
Where to begin? It was a cold December day in 2004. I was feeling better and we decided to take a drive to a pet shop in town.
In the back of my mind and in my heart I had wanted a German Shepherd Dog again. Would we see one? Would I break my rule and purchase from a pet store? I dismissed the thought.
Ears. That's all I saw out of the corner of my eye. And I knew instantly, heart to heart, he was mine. We really couldn't afford him, and with all the medical bills we were facing due to my stroke and recovery, so we went home...reluctantly.
Just a few days before Christmas, in walks my hubby with this beautiful boy. He was home!
For almost 6 years he was my constant buddy. Helping me to stand, kissing away tears, snuggling to keep me warm, hopping around for joy when I came home — constantly my protector.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to the Boz Man just a month ago. He had become paralyzed from the waist down in just 10 days. There was nothing we could do but say good bye to this wonderful friend.
The last night together I laid on the floor with him. As I sobbed, he whimpered and whined in unison. I held his paw. He'd kiss away the tears...in our hearts...communication...he understood...we laid together for the last time as we waited for the morning.
One day my husband sent me an email that one of his fellow officers had a German Shepherd that had just had a litter and wanted to know if I was interested.
Well, of course I was! We went to visit them, and fell in love with the loudest, chattiest little all-black female. She was perfect!
The family had named her Tinker. We named her Harlee Tinker, in honor of our friends' children. They loved their Tinker.
We had to wait until she was 8 weeks old to bring her home. That was a long wait! We visited her a few times and finally the day to bring her home came!
We introduced her to Bosco and it was quite a bond! Harlee was special from the beginning. She was absolutely beautiful. Was very sweet and her temperament was exceptional. And she was growing into a beautiful black beauty.
Her sweet journey with us was cut short in September 2009. On September 10, 2009 Harlee had a normal, routine spay surgery. The next day, September 11, 2009 she was rushed back to the Vet Clinic, due to hemorrhaging. We kept her in and out of the hospital for 2 weeks. We spoon fed her, held her, bathed her and prayed for her recovery. On September 25, it was determined they needed to go back in surgically to take care of the infection and any further bleeding. While she was going under anesthesia, she went into cardiac arrest. At just barely 7 months old, Ms. Harlee Tinker passed away due to complications surrounding her spay surgery.
Even though her life was cut short , she will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.