Miss Muffy – Animal Spirits
I had a 3 yr old (Roy) in last week as I am doing work with his father. Father and son came by for a few minutes. Roy asked where my kitty was. I said, it is in heaven, explaining that it was sick and needed to go to a better place to heal. Then Roy asked Where your dog? Ah, he is in heaven too, longer than the kitty. He’s been there a long time. After dad left he asked Roy what colour was the dog. Black and white was the reply.
My husband Tom decided he wanted to breed Cocker Spaniels once again. We searched for a good breeder. He choose a beautiful black and white puppy as the first bitch to work with. About 2 months after we picked her up, Tom discovered MISS MUFFY was a hermaphrodite, having both male and female organs. We called the breeder. The response was, bring her back, we prefer to put the puppy down and will replace it. You need to understand that breeder do not wish to have issues survive. Well we loved Miss Muffy and there was no we would return her. So much for a breeding dog.
! was expecting my first child and she was sitting wrong,( on the pelvic bone), so Miss Muffy and I walked 7 miles a day. Along the boardwalk at the beaches and then up and the Danforth and then back home. We loved out time together. When Tom was on days off, he’d join us.
Miss Muffy was a gentle loving dog that everybody loved. Even people who were not dog loves stated that if we she was to have a litter, they’d take a puppy. She lived to 15 years and was wonderful with both children. This was the dog from 35 years ago that young Roy saw. Pets often return in spirit to be with us. More in the next blog about our Miss Muffy. That was not the end.