Strong Roots

I just looked at Google Earth to see the tree our neighbors planted for my dog 15 years ago and can’t even find it. I think the haters in the neighborhood planted many around it so no-one would know it was from someone who loves dogs, cats, nearly everything.

A guy in the neighborhood and I had a pact that I’d rescue anything canine or feline, and he’d take in and find owners of anything avian or reptilian, and it worked well. We were on speed dial. I think here people shoot and are asked questions later.

All the trees looked happy and healthy from the above ground view but I can’t pick out Chani’s tree and will have to go there to water it and leave a flower in her memory. Perhaps play Nat King Cole’s “Smile” because she always made me smile and I wanted to play that at her “funeral” when we all placed a cup of water on her tree.

Strong roots, family and helping others in need is always what I do. My dog died 15 years ago. Our new one is 11 and really wants to go to bed. She’s a Superhero called “The Sleeper” and has to start fighting pet crimes in her sleep.

The first was abused by a deputy sheriff and didn’t like uniforms or caps. This one, my dear pup Zoe, seeks out postal workers because she loved Lynn, who still works in the neighborhood and I run into her from time to time at the grocery store. Anyone in blue, Zoe may run up to greet you. Good stories, Dee


One response to “Strong Roots

  1. Lynn was here yesterday, unfortunately just filling in for a guy on vacation. It didn’t look like her, with shorter and curly hair so Zoe the dog and I walked by. Lynn called out and petted Zoe. She’s still delivering mail in the neighborhood certain hours and Zoe always looks for those postal uniforms. What a difference a puppy makes (11.5 years now) than a shelter dog abused by a man in uniform and neighborhood kids. My old girl got over both but I hate that she had to be kicked and have rocks thrown at her and was in a shelter for a year. Zoe was there for two days, born in a hovel and so sick but they still spayed her at five weeks of age. Shame on them. She has had a good home since she was six weeks old. We will stay with her as she ages and be with her at her passing.

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