Beautiful Bette has been many things to her Mom Joie M. “My first adult pet. My first Corgi. My first child!”
“We brought Bette (Honeyfox Secret Serenade) home just a few weeks after my young husband suffered a mild heart attack, and she was a life saver. She softened him and gave him something fun and wonderful during a hard time.”
“Saturday mornings we woke up excited, wondering what we could do, where we could take her so the family could be together. We began to plan our vacations around her, and when she had to have her baths we’d get in the tub with our “Bwave Bette” to calm her puppy nerves.”
“When she was only six months old, she penned the sheep at a herding trial. Bette has always been smarter than any of us.”
“In the following years, we had a son and she was incredibly
patient and loving with him, even when he tried to torture her.”
“I would find her asleep in his Moses basket from time to time (when he wasn’t in it, of course!)”
A stolen kiss never hurt anybody.
“When he started riding his pony, Bette would trot alongside them, keeping that pony in line.”
“Bette, who’s now seven, accompanies me to work (I’m an Episcopal priest), where she has also helped a lot of troubled people in their crises. She has passed her TDI (Therapy Dog) test.”
The family expanded when Piper (Honeyfox Piece of My Heart) came along. You know how it is with Corgis and stopping at just one!
“Unfortunately, our Bette was diagnosed with lymphoma of the central nervous system last Fall. She did great on a combination of chemo, homeopathics, supplements, and home-made food until May, when her blood protein levels dropped through the basement floor and her createnine levels went through the roof. The neurologists and a new internist conferred that it could be cancer or could be an auto-immune disorder based on new tests, so we don’t really know what Bette has and that is infuriating.”
“We consulted with a specialist about treating the kidney issues, but in the end it looks like a lot more money for only a matter of weeks for her and they may not be good weeks, either.”
“Although her coat is turning ragged and her copper tones have a little gray in them, Bette still plays with her little sister Piper, swims, and chases everything out of her yard.”
“Her life has been half of what it should be in years, but so very full in spirit. We will never quite recover from losing her when she goes.”
* * * * *
Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Bette!
You are some kind of wonderful!