? – 01/2004
I truly believe that Christy chose me as much as I chose her. She was a very gentle soul. Extremely shy but very proud and dignified. She loved to play, loved going to work with me, and never said no to a walk. In the short time we were together she was a wonderful surrogate mom to an eight week old foster pup, a loving companion to a very sick older visiting dog, and joyful playmate to a young male foster dog. Instinctively she became a kind patient teacher, a quiet gentle companion offering comfort, and an exuberant co-conspirator as needed. She took on all of these roles as if they were her choice and mastered them beautifully. As usual with rescue dogs, she had a very rough start. She was found starving in a park in Connecticut where she had been abandoned as a puppy. Janice at GSRNE saw her potential and accepted her. She spent almost a year in foster care and then we became a family. A very short year and half after that my vet found that she was in kidney failure and two months later Christy told me it was time to let her go. I will never understand why she had such a short, hard life. My beautiful sweet girl, she was deeply loved and is missed so much I can’t even express it.
Read a lovely tribute to Christy written by Victoria Abrams, GSRNE’s previous Foster & Adoption Coordinator, and Board member.