She was with us for eleven year
She showed up on our doorstep in Andorra, eleven years ago tomorrow, half starved, with a rope around her neck that she had, obviously, chewed off.
She snapped and growled at us when we tried to get near her.
She refused to leave and set up home on our terrace.
Andorra has a policy of not putting animals down so both the French and the Spanish would bring unwanted pets into Andorra and abandon them, often tying them to trees so they wouldn’t follow the family as they drove off.
She had decided on us as her new humans.
I told her she could stay but she was going to be picked (her shots), chipped (her ID), and spayed.
She’d survived on her own, after being abandoned, and it showed.
She loved her stuffed animal toys, took herself off on walks without telling us but always made certain she knew where we were.
She loved to play with balls, ropes, sticks…. anything, both alone on the lawn and with her humans. Her favorite toys were pine cones, and they fell from the trees just for her.
We took her on long walks, with a walking group, in the mountains. I was usually in the lead and mon mari was usually in the back. Sedi walked three times the distance of everyone else, running back and forth, checking on her two humans.
She was always in the way… sprawled across the kitchen floor while I cooked or sprawled across the shop while mon mari worked.
Except when she went off into the woods and hid…..
She was boss dog in our house – and with every other dog she ever met.
She had a stroke in October of 2009. We didn’t expect her to live.
As I said, she’s a feisty girl.
Her back legs finally gave out – she could no longer stand without help or take more than a few steps without falling.
Her spirit stayed strong.
She will be missed.
Born: 1998 ?? Died: February 28, 2011