Amazing

 

Amazing

I was working as a vet tech in Florida when a lady walked in with two pups in a pillow case. “They are purebred American Foxhound pups” she said, “their momma dog has died and my husband is planning on drowning them. I snuck them out with the laundry. He won’t really care as long as they are gone.”

I took one of the 3 day old babies home and another girl took the other. In my head was my usual plan I will help this puppy and then find her a good home. Four months of searching did not find the right home and so on her four month birthday she got a name and a permanent place in my family. Her name had to be good since we had waited four months. Amazing was the best fit and she certainly lived up to it.

We moved across the country from Florida to Texas for a new job. Amazing was a lively teenager in need of exercise and I knew very little about the Foxhound breed. I went to the Houston Dog Show at the Astrodome to talk to some breeders to learn more about the breed. Most were not really interested in talking to me since Amazing was not registered and was spayed. Leaving disappointed I ran into people competing in a dog sport I had never seen. Flyball!! Amazing could do that I thought. It took a lot of training and work but eventually I learned about running a Flyball dog and Amazing became a reliable Flyball dog . Over the years Amazing and I learned a lot together and despite several health issues she worked her way up to her Flyball Master’s Title. Retired at 11 years old with arthritis Amazing enjoyed her later years bossing the pups around in the house. She passed away at the age of 14 and a bit of my heart went with her.