Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Eagle has landed...

Or should I say the “angle puppy” has landed!!! For those that remember a while back my mum and her puppy was attacked by a pitbull earlier this spring. My mum “just today” got her new puppy!!! We are all so happy! This is all such a weird and wonderful end to the story.

I don’t think I shared this before but one of the reasons that Poppe was so important to us was that my mum got our sweet puppy Poppe because the house felt so empty after my dad died, he filed a tiny piece of that great void that dads death had left in all of us. Not that mum is lonely or alone, but she has always had someone to care for and to take care of. All the children had left the “house” (I am home several times a week, I know cut the umbilical cord but I don’t want to:) and my dad was no longer there (think he is still there but not in person:)). So the everyday life in the house felt empty. So when she got the puppy she became happier than she had been for a long time, they where such a great par mum and Poppe and they took really nice long walks everyday that my mum loves to do.
At first my mum didn’t want a new puppy after Poppe died. When we finally convinced her that it would be good for her. She said that she would only get one on the condition that it was from the same breeder. My bigsister Andy talked to the breeder and found out that the wait for a new puppy would be almost a year. But she at least wanted a new one and that was god news.

Okay this is the end of the story:)
Two weeks ago the breeder called my mums cell phone and asked her if she could consider taking a “transfer dog” and that this dog was Poppes brother from the same litter :). In the family that had him the father had become ill from heart disease (same problem as my dad) and was going in and out of hospital all the time. The felt they couldn’t give the dog the family he needed and deserved. They wanted him to have a good life so they contacted the breeder who called my mum at once. And today he came home...

You know what the say sometimes the...

On a sadder note:
The “woman” that owns the other dog is behaving like a total *insert a bad word* and is not responding to any contact, the matter is in the hands of my mum’s lawyer and thankfully the law is on mum’s side and the “woman” has to pay for the damages and the veterinarian bill. Think it made her “upset” that my mum contacted the police and they charged her and her dog (or what you call it). The thing is that the longer she waits with paying the veterinarian bill the higher her bill will be in the end, and it is incredibly high already. The thing that really irritates me is that this will only keep on being painful and disturbing for my mum. That she has to keep on living with this nightmare in her life and to have contact with her lawyer regarding this whole matter. We just want to leave it behind us and just remember the good memories we have of Poppe.
Btw the dog is till alive and has attacked another woman and her two terriers:( thankfully they made it without any severe injuries. And yes this woman has also reported it to the police it will be interesting and scary to see what haves to happen before the police take the dog away and put it to sleep. All I can say about the woman is how can you live with yourself and on top of all of this have small kids in the house you *****insert a really bad word*****

Once again thank you for all the kind words, prayers and good vibes while this was all going on!!!




McMGrad89 said...

Wow, what a story. I am glad your mom came out okay from the first situation and that she has a new companion to keep her company.

I am not sure how it is in the UK, but in Texas, if your dog causes another dog's demise (especially a pit bull - illegal in many places in the US) that dog is euthanised. No ifs, ands or buts.

I hope that part of the story works itself out soon.

Anonymous said...

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Martha Bonneau said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful story of your Mom and her new pup...wonderful pics :)