One the eve of Jinx & Izzy’s 13th Birthday, here’s a video from last summer when the two litter sisters — CH. Elvemel For Your Eyes Only CGC and Elvemel Miss Money Penny — met again for the first time since puppyhood at Elvemel.
Izzy & Jinx
As I got ready to celebrate Jinx’s 12th birthday last year, I began to wonder about her litter sister Izzy. I had gotten updates over the years, including one of her sprawled out in joy at the doggie day care center, but it had been a few years now since her owner and I spoke. I checked my smartphone for her phone number, but it was not there. I checked Facebook for her, not there either.
Make the Call
Sitting on my desk were my breeder notebooks. I’d recently unearthed them to show a friend who was planning her first litter. In desperation, I flipped through the pages and came upon the 1989 litter. And there is was, her old phone number. But before I picked up the phone, I briefly wept, in case the news was not what I wanted to hear. Then I got the courage to dial.
“Hello?” came a familiar female voice on the other end. “Hi, Is this…?” I asked, even though I recognized her voice immediately. “Yes, it is!” I could tell she was smiling and recognized my voice immediately too! We burst into happy conversation about Izzy’s birthday, that she had just a few months ago gave up her mascot gig at the doggie day care center. “She’s doing well and has finally has started to slow down,” she said. We both laughed.
Once though, the condo association issued a cease-and-desist to all dog owners from grooming on a common grassy area. Apparently Izzy had left one too many chunks of white fluff. These days Izzy eat wells, goes for daily walks, and heads upstairs to put herself to bed in the bedroom. We made plans for a litter reunion in a few weeks at Izzy’s ancestral home at Elvemel.
Hi Lisa! Great post. You capture so well the fear of making that phone call to the long-ago puppy buyer you haven’t heard from in a while. So glad to hear it was happy news.
I’ve been meaning to write for a while to say how much I enjoy your blog. It’s wonderful! Wishing you and yours, two-foots and four-foots, a lovely summer ahead.
Just read your blog on Roxanne. What a nice tribute and remembrance. I remember her so well and have always thought she was the best of the best.
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On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Lisa Unleashed ~ wrote:
> Lisa Peterson posted: “One the eve of Jinx & Izzy’s 13th Birthday, here’s > a video from last summer when the two litter sisters — CH. Elvemel For > Your Eyes Only CGC and Elvemel Miss Money Penny — met again for the first > time since puppyhood at Elvemel. Izzy &am” >