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PostSubject: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:20 am

This is a long-overdue post in memory of our first husky, Sandy. Sandy was supposed to be a "black lab mix - free to a good home". One cold, damp Sunday two naive college students drove out into the country following a newspaper ad (this is before Craigslist and really before the internet as we know it, so "newspaper"...Google it if you are too young to remember Wink ) to get a cute puppy. When we get there, the man had a writhing mass of black fur balls in a muddy pen in his back yard to which he was throwing kibble....and one little husky, covered in mud and cowering in the back corner, peeking at us through all that mud with her ice blue eyes! At the time we did not even know that huskies came in any color other than black and white, so I thought that if we took that little muddy thing home and washed of the good ole red Virginia clay, we would get a black and white husky! I don't think I looked twice at the annoying little lab puppies. When we inquired about her, the man said (in the best country accent you can dream up), "That 'un there is the last o' my brothur's litter o' huskies. I'll be a'needing 50 bucks fer her." So we handed over the money and left with Sandy! That was January 1990 (we were told she was born in November 1989).

On the way home, we stopped by Winn Dixie for food and bowls, a collar and leash. I doubt if there were ever two people so ill-prepared for a dog in their lives! When we realized the red was not mud, we doubted that we had a husky, but decided to check out some husky books anyway. Well, whaddaya know! Huskies can be red! We never knew if Sandy was a purebred husky or not, but she sure did act like one and look like one and it really didn't matter, we loved her anyway!

Sandy began her life with us in an apartment and moved with us through 3 houses. She patiently put up with the addition of two children. We enjoyed having her as one of our family for 17 years before we had to make one of the hardest decisions I have ever made to put her humanely to sleep. Sandy suffered with dementia for the last few years of her life. Her life with us was never the same during those years, but she was comfortable and seemed to enjoy her life. Eventually the ailments of the elderly caught up with her and she could no longer traverse the stairs, she could not hear nor see very well, she had also begun to forgot where to go to the bathroom.

She was my girl and one of the best dogs EVER!

Please ignore the '80's hair! This is baby Sandy!


Pretty girl!


Life-changing child #2: (@2001) I just realized that I did not scan any of her and child #1...


Life changing child #2...again: (@2002)


...and every husky album MUST include a pic that looks like this!


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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:25 am

Awesome on the last pic, wow that is a classic. Good lil story too. Sorry for the loss but it sounds like you got alot of great years with Sandy. Sandy will never be gone as long as you have just one memory of her, and now you have shared her with us and she will stay.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:34 am

Beautiful girl.
I feel your loss.
I know your loss with my girl Tasha.
They are with us for so short a time.
And so our love for them is so intense.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:37 am

a great example of a husky's love and loyalty to their family. i can only wish the same treatment for all huskies... thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:44 am

She looks like she was a wonderful pup to have in your life.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:48 am

She looks like a wonderful pup. I feel you lost reading you post brought tears to my eyes..

She will always be a part of you..
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:51 am

What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing!

Sandy was such a beautiful girl.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:45 pm

So beautiful....17 years is great though. I'm glad she was able to be a part of your life.
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PostSubject: Re: In memory of my beautiful Sandy - 1989-2007   Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:40 am

What a great story and thanks for letting us get to know her. Makes me think I will have to add a story. Thanks I am gonna go to my own corner and be weepy now. Crying or Very sad

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