Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, November 20, 2014

HOUSEWARMING GIFT

Slim about 6 months old.
We had not lived here very long when Slim showed up. She was running with a pack of strays and she was a little less than 6 months old. She almost looked black because she was a tick-infested, scrawny, walking rib-cage of a puppy that moved in through a hail of pellets to become our beloved pet. One of her parents had to be a BMC (Black Mouth Cur) because she has all the characteristics. Slim was/is a good, good beautiful smart doggie!

Ron tried to chase her off in April, 2006, with the other strays but even with pellets flying toward her she got into a crawl and kept on coming. Finally Ron said, “Okay, you can stay.” That was almost nine years ago.

We got her all cleaned up and vet checked but we debated making her a house pet. Ron did not want a dog in the house. He knew she was a good dog by her build and she would make a wonderful farm dog. She was so friendly and happy, I loved her from the get-go and she started right in helping me herd the chickens.

My mom died in 2007 and then next thing I knew, Slim was in the house. Ron simply opened the door to her, knowing she would be a wonderful comfort to me at that time. She is such a good girl and I am always proud when friends and family brag about how smart she is. 

Yes she is smart and so was Ron to recognize her determination to join our family. She remains my best friend especially now that Ron is gone too and we miss him together.

Here is Slim now.
A pampered pet, she always keeps watch and is ready to protect me and all our critters on NOL-NOC Estates.

35 comments:

  1. I can totally understand how a pet can become such a beloved friend. I hope Slim guards you for many more years.

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  2. beautiful Slim...beloved friend

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  3. I really understand that heart connection with a dog. Some of them can read us like a book and become better more loyal friends than others we know.

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  4. Since I've been reading your blog I've heard so many stories and have seen so many pics of Slim, I feel as though I know her...and she looks so elegant in that last photo. I'm so glad she's an indoor dog and a comfort to you. It mustn't be easy but you have a loyal friend by your side.

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  5. Slim was meant for you, as you were meant for her. Blessed be for a good long time to come.

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  6. Nothing is more beautiful than loyalty.

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  7. Misty eyes here. I love that Slim moved in and claimed your heart. And I love that Ron recognised that she was just what you needed. Hugs.

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  8. Sometimes dogs know we need them long before we figure it out.

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  9. Sometimes we pick out a pet but then on the special occasions, they pick us and leave no doubt. So glad she has made it into the house. Ron and Slim understood that she was needed.

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  10. Annie, You are so lucky to have Slim (and she's landed in doggie Paradise)! Hope you're still getting out to exercise - Slim can be your walking mate.

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  11. What a great story! Funny how they insist on being yours sometimes! Lucky Slim! Lucky you!

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  12. There is nothing like a smart, good dog as your friend. They are loyal, give affection freely, bear no grudges for our bad moods, and are the best secret keepers on the planets. (cats can keep secrets, too, but not from each other). :)

    Slim is blessed to have you in her life, Annie.

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  13. Oh what a good story. She really wiggled her way into your life, and aren't you lucky? :-)

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  14. LL COOL JOE, That is my wish as well. Can't imagine what I would ever do without her.

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  15. ASHOK, Yes that sums it up very well.

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  16. TABOR, for some reason Slim knows if I am taking something out of the refrigerator that she is going to like. If I grab something she doesn't like she won't even get out of bed. LOL

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  17. ILEANA, We have been frinds so long that we would recognize each other's pets and family members if we ran into them on the street.

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  18. BRIGHID, It appears that way to everyone we meet. While she is very friendly to others, she is always sure that I am in sight.

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  19. I love Slim's name!

    www.volatilespirits.com

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  20. LISA, You can say that again. She is all that.

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  21. ELEPHANT'S CHILD, my eyes were more than misty when I wrote it.

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  22. DITCHINGTHEDOG, Yes, I am quite sure that Slim arrived here on a mission. Whether it was of her own devise or whether led by a greater power is a question still up in the air.

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  23. ARKANSAS PATTI, I know you understand that special bond with our pets.

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  24. SNAGGLE TOOTH, And she just keeps on insisting. I am glad.

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  25. TALON, you are so right about cats. My six are all gossips! LOL

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  26. KERRY, and she keeps wiggling. You wouldn't know that she is 9 sometimes.

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  27. What a sweetie! I have never lived with a dog, but I have a lot of respect for their loyalty and emotional intelligence.

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  28. What a truly lovely post about a wonderful friend. :)

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  29. What a beautiful pet!

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  30. She was meant to be. I love her smile.

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  31. Nothing can compare to the love and loyalty of a dog and Slim is a great one:)

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  32. Awww! I'm so glad you have Slim. Animals are so much better than people.

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  33. What a beautiful, happy, alert and smart dog, Slim is. How could she not steal your heart...just looking at her pictures and she's grabbed mine. :)

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  34. God bless Slim.

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  35. The pic of Slim I like the best is the one where she's sleeping on your couch. She is one smart pup.

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