|We first met Sidney when she was a puppy.
She spent most of her time alone in a basement or tied up outside.
We finally were able to persuade her owner to let us have her.
When we were able to finally bring her home she was so happy to be here!
We had 3 dogs when Sidney came here. Bambi was the oldest, a tiny little
poodle, Nikki, our boxer and Rocky, a very large minpin. Rocky
thought we had brought Sidney home for him. He loves her very
much and is very protective of his girl.
Bambi and Nikki have left us and Sidney is the only girl left now. She
is the queen of our house and cheerfully bosses Rocky and Max around.
In February of 2004 Sidney began having accidents in the house.
I thought she must have a UTI and took her to the vet.
When he said her sugar was over 400 I was devastated. I thought it
death sentence. But the vet quickly said no, no, not any more. He said
treating other diabetic pets and that all she needed was two shots
a day and the
right diet. I could have kissed him! Within a month she was regulated
have been so fortunate to have few serious problems with her health.
She is so good about her shot. She will wake me in the morning before
the alarm even goes off and she watches me very carefully as I prepare
her food and roll the insulin. She always pats me on the leg just as
about done drawing it up as if she is saying hurry up! Then she runs
husband and he holds her on the table while I inject. When we tell
what a good girl she is, you can see her eyes shine with pleasure.
She is such a sweet little girl. She loves to sleep under the covers
She is my shadow and although she loves to sunbathe she will run in
house every little bit to get hugs and pats. She loves to have her
washed in the mornings and spreads her love equally on both of us.
is never alone now. When we go somewhere she and Rocky have the run
of the house together while Max has to watch from his crate.
He is very
aggravating as he is so much larger and is still very puppyish in his
But Max defers to the queen of the house.
Everyone tells us how lucky Sidney is to have us,
but we think we are the lucky ones.