Saturday, January 29, 2011
a tribute to bandit
A HW+ dog who went through HW treatment while in our care. She was an amazing dog and her and Roxy were great together... they were both brindle, and just plain adorable together. I joke they were in "doggie love."
Bandit was found as a stray, and had at least one litter of puppies before that. She had a love-hate relationship with squeaky toys. She loved every person that walked into the house. Bandit taught Roxy to be a less afraid. We talked of keeping Bandit, but I was nervous because she hadn't yet been spayed (due to being HW+) and I knew that spaying a dog can sometimes change their behavior/temperament due to the change in hormones. I didn't want to have two dogs that didn't get along in the house, and there was no way of knowing how she'd be 6 months down the line. The other problem was, if we kept her, we wouldn't be fostering anymore. We had limited ourselves to 2 dogs in the house at one time, except for occasionally watching our friend's dog for a week or so at a time.
Bandit, here's to you. We will always love you, and I'm sure by now, you've forgotten us because I know you're so loved where you are.