Lady Perkins. Perky. Perky was my first dog as an adult. I always wanted a Collie, having grown up watching Lassie on television. A Collie would not fit into my lifestyle as a single young woman, living in an apartment in the city. But....a Shetland Sheepdog would! Beautiful and gentle. Driving her home from the pet store, she snuggled into my lap and it was instant love.
Watching the truck run over my dog was heart-breaking
Perky had some quirks that were very funny. She adored door stoppers. She would hit them with her paw and then bark at them as they made that funny rattling, springy sound. This was sheer entertainment for her and kept her busy for a long time.
And they say dogs can't think things through??? Give your head a shake!
Perky was with me for thirteen years. While I was in the hospital giving birth to our daughter, my husband had to put Perky to sleep along with our precious Sinker -- remember Sinky's goofy character in H is for Hiding Behind a Tree?
I am participating in this year's A to Z Challenge 2014 and am sharing 26 dogs stories - one for each letter of the alphabet.
A is for All the Dogs B is for Babe C is for Charlie
D is for Dyeing Hair E is for Emergency F is for Flying Snake and Flying Dogs
G is for Galloping down the road H is for Hiding behind the tree
I is for The Intimidator J i for Just Dream Big
K is for Babe is Killed
L is for Louie Vuitton
M is for MercedeZ
N is for New Addition Chiweenie
O is for Old Fart and Other Cats
It would be awesome if you would visit other blogs in this challenge. There is a wide range of subjects posted every day and my fellow bloggers would be honored to have you drop by.