Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Monday, May 4, 2020
SWEET MITSY-- OFF TO HER HOME
Mitsy came to me in March.
She was in a shelter after her owner died. The family wasn't sure what to do with her, so they turned her in.
They weren't being cruel-- they just needed help. Mitsy was "frozen" in the shelter. She was so afraid.
So, we were able to get her and after a few stops, she came to me.
I'm so glad she did!
She needed a lot of help. But, first, we needed to let her decompress.
She met my gang.
Mitsy isn't a bit alpha with other dogs (unless it's dinner time).
After awhile, she became my shadow. Here she is with Piper.
This is a favorite picture. The girls, Clara and Mitsy. I love this picture. ❤️
Mitsy learned she was safe and she always wanted to be close-- so I often had Clara and Mitsy following me.
Mitsy had eye folds that were effecting her eyes and a lot of her vision was gone due to pigment forming to protect the eye. She had fold surgery to help her eyes.
She would try to snap (but never bit) if something went across her eyes, so I had to make sure I didn't startle her. Here she had a bath, and was getting ready to be blown dry-- in the kids' wagon. :-)
"You must really love me." Yes, and that's why I gave you a bath-- to make you all clean and shiny.
Mitsy had two hernias when she came. They had to be repaired.
It was quite a surgery day for her and she was monitored closely. And yet, she still came home and smiled. She was so glad to be back.
I have helped Mitsy heal, and get healthy and have loved her out of her frozen state. She is a happy, sweet girl. Many have said, "keep her." But, you see, I am her foster mom. And I can't keep them all.
So, today, I am taking Mitsy to her new home with a friend of mine. A friend who is SO wonderful and loving and who will give Mitsy all the time she needs to adjust. Will Mitsy miss me? Yes, she will, but then she will love her new mom. Will I miss her? Oh yes. Watching her bloom has been such a gift. But, if I keep them all, I can't help the next one. And there will be a next one.
I love Mitsy. And if for any reason, her new home doesn't work out, she will come back to me. But, I seriously doubt that would happen. I don't let them go unless I really believe they are going to be loved and cherished just like I love and cherish them. We love you, Mitsy--- you have so much love to give a new mom. I can't wait to find out how well you do! 💜