Katie died of congestive heart failure this morning. She has been in failing health for a while and took a sudden turn for the worse.
Katie was in a Tulsa shelter when Mrs J spotted her picture and fell in love. She called dibs and set in motion a transfer to the local shelter. Here she is on her first day with us, in January of ’13. She was very shy and was afraid of me. She had been here for about a week when she dashed out a door I was holding open and we couldn’t catch her. She stayed close but would not come into the house, let alone allow someone to approach.
We set out food and water, and laid out bedding and blankets. And toys.
She was out there for months. Finally, in May she was corralled with the help of a neighbor. Mrs J kept a two handed grip on her as she carried her back home.
We were super careful after that. Mrs J kept her on a leash for a year afterwards but showered her with attention. She was Mrs J’s Pretty Girl.
Eventually, enough trust was built that she was allowed off the lead and
she became a regular member of the pack.
She was here to welcome the new boy, Gabe.
On the daily walks, Gabe is usually close, but never as close as Katie.
She’s just back from the groomer and is Feeling Pretty.
My hearing is pretty bad but the dogs let me know when Momma has come home. Her arrival is a sure fire way to bring Katie out from her corner safe spot.
Katie 2011 – 2021