Schenker came into our lives in February of 1984. He had spent a couple of months in the local pet store in a tiny cage and was pretty traumatized by that experience.
This is the sweetest and most loyal dog. He's blessed our lives a hundred times over.
DiDi came by way of a rescue that we did.
I saw an eskie running down my street and thought that somehow Schenker had gotten loose. So I ran the dog down and realized the it wasn't Schenker and had obviously been running for some time.
I called all the local Vets, shelters and ran an ad in the paper to no avail. Then a small group in Columbus, Ohio " Citizens for Humane Action" called and told me that they had a lost report on an eskie but that it was very old.
It was the only lead we had so I called the number. The people lived in NJ and had lost the dog while traveling across the country.
The owner told me the dogs name was Spooky, and at the sound of that name the dog began wiggling and I told her "I think we found your Spooky!" She sent me a picture and sure enough it was him.
He had been running the streets and eating out of garbage cans for 4 months so his health was pretty bad. On top of that he had a herniated bowel and would require surgery.
We spent the next 3 weeks getting him healthy enough to fly home (and falling in love with him). Finally he was ready to go back to his owners and we put him on the plane and kissed him goodbye. I got a call a few hours later that he had arrived safely and was scheduled for surgery in 1 week. I had cried a bucket of tears over him and knew he was finally home and safe.
Sadly that wasn't the case, a week later his owner called and told me that Spooky didn't make it through surgery. She was crying and I was crying and the whole conversation was pretty sad.
She told me how much she appreciated everything we had done for Spooky and I told her what a great dog he was. Then she said that when Spooky got home his mate was in heat and she thought that they might have mated.
She wouldn't know for a couple of weeks and didn't want to get her hopes up.
A couple of months later I got another call from her saying that she did have a litter of Spooky's pups and she would like for me to have one after all love and care I'd shown.
She flew our little DiDi to us the next day.
She reminds me alot of her dad. Mostly she reminds me everyday of the love some owners have for their pets.
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