Rest in peace baby girl. I hope we gave you everything you needed and that you knew we loved you ferociously to the end. We miss you sweetie.
Brandy, our wooly Shiba Inu
We rescued 16 year old Brandy on November 22, 2009, from the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington and subsequently adopted her from NYCSR. In April 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away on May 17, 2010. We're so grateful to have been able to care for and love her during her final six months. We miss her very much..
This is a quick and dirty blog post, but I thought it would be easier to point everyone towards one post instead of writing and rewriting what’s going on into a bunch of different emails, postings, etc. Despite her age (16 1/2), Brandy has been very bouncy and energetic on walks since we adopted her. […]
I haven’t written a real post for awhile. I’ve been focusing more on making time for “walkies and snuggling” with Snick when I’m not at work or working on the various projects (Shiba rescue, crazy Twitter projects, meetups, etc.) that he gets me involved in. I still want this site to be a place to […]
Brandy seems to be more attached to my daughter than to me, probably because they spend more time together and go on more walks together. Brandy’s crate has been in my room with me and Snick, but, since she’s more attached to my daughter, this weekend my daughter rearranged her bedroom and Brandy moved.
Brandy went to the groomer on Tuesday. They brushed out all the loose undercoat, clipped her nails, gave her a bath, cut out the mats and trimmed her little butt feathers. She came back looking like a different dog. Here are a couple photos of her that night, while she was still wearing the little […]
One week ago today, my daughter and I added a third Shiba to our pack. Please welcome darling little Brandy (who we’ve affectionately started calling Ms. Brandywine, as it seems to really suit her). Last Friday, I received an email about this little girl. She’s 16 years old and had been surrendered to a shelter in Connecticut after her owner passed away. This is a good shelter in a nice area with a policy of only putting dogs to sleep “that suffer from medical or behavioral conditions that are beyond treatment and render the pet unable to be placed with a family,” but Shibas don’t tend to adjust well to shelters and the idea of a senior Shiba most likely living out her last days in a shelter was more than I could stand.