8/12/95 - 02/04/05
A Rescue Story
We rescued Demi from an awful situation at the age of 5 ½ years. However,
we do not want to dwell on Demi's past life, but instead, we want to emphasize
the positive life she had with us for the last 4 years.
It took Demi a while to
get accustomed to her new home and us in particular. Once she got adjusted she
was a fine pet and we truly loved her. She also got along fine with our other
dog which is a mixed breed.
Demi preferred her quiet
time and was fond of different beds. We had several beds for her and she frequented
all of them. She liked to walk after we got her use to the leash. It is interesting
to note that she would only walk with our other dog Abby and always followed her
In the last year of her
life she lost most of her eyesight. With this disability she became more frightened
of noises such as passing vehicles. Therefore, we would have to carry her on the
Demi was always smartly
groomed and was really a beautiful dog. It wasn't at all uncommon for people to
come up to us on a walk and mention how pretty Demi was.
Before Christmas we found
out that Demi was very ill with a neurological disorder. We decided to use the
least invasive treatment so we could enjoy our time with her. At the end there
was not anything more that could be done for her and we lost Demi on February
We also rescued our Abby
from a shelter which is why she took to Demi so quickly as they share a common
bond. The first part of Demi's life was certainly not good, but she truly had
a wonderful life with us.
We miss Demi and look forward
to seeing her again in her full glory at the "Rainbow Bridge".