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 Post subject: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug , 2012 1:59 am 
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I had a thread for this on TOB, but alas, that is no more...

Only two days ago was our 9th Anna-versary. I mean, of course, the day that Anna came to stay. When I first met, she was staying at the Ottawa Humane Society, and they had named her "Coral".

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In their defence, they adopt out thousands of dogs, and it must be a real challenge to come up with a good original name for all of them :D

Like the description says, she was nervous, skittish, and oh so skinny. In fact, she didn't eat a thing during her first two days with me. Even now, she prefers to examine and linger over her food, and she's usually just beginning by the time Sam has finished his meal and is asking to go out.
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Anyway, she gradually let her real personality out and became the fun-loving dog she is today.
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Oh, and speaking of Sam, she was not pleased when Sam came to stay. Oh no precious, she was not pleased at all :Q
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But, eventually she grew to love Sam too. If nothing else, he makes a useful sparring partner.
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I think these two are my favourite pictures of her, maybe because of the fall colours:
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She also loves her cousin Licorice:
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I estimated her to be about one year old when I adopted her. If that's correct, she's ten now.

Happy Anna-versary, everyone! :toast:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug , 2012 4:20 am 
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:toast: Happy Anna-versary, Jude and Anna!

You already know that I think she's a gorgeous dog. :love:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug , 2012 3:07 pm 
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Hooray for Anna!

May you have many more years with her. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Fri 24 Aug , 2012 3:08 pm 
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It's lovely to hear her story. :)

Happy Anna-versary! (We need a dog biscuit smiley here.)

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 27 Aug , 2012 4:51 am 
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Happy be-lated Anna-versary :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep , 2012 6:03 pm 
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The lovely Anna has asked me to convey her thanks for all your good wishes :toast:

Today we had an impromptu German Shepherd party in the park:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep , 2012 10:39 pm 
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:love: Look at all of them! My favorites! :love:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov , 2012 12:54 am 
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We were in Ottawa during the weekend. Here she is making herself at home in my dad's favourite chair:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov , 2012 1:22 am 
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:D She looks comfy!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov , 2012 2:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov , 2012 3:33 pm 
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:cheers: Belated Anna-versary! So, did she get any gifts?

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov , 2012 4:35 pm 
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Hiya Watcher!

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So, did she get any gifts?


Apart from daily walks and regular meals and treats, and generally planning my whole life around her, no. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan , 2013 1:03 am 
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A picture of Anna at my old Ottawa house, just for nostalgia's sake:

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*sigh*

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan , 2013 1:31 am 
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Anna is okay, right? You're just missing your Ottawa house. ??

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
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Oh, she's fine. She's napping on my favourite chair.

Just missing Ottawa, and the non-winter times...

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan , 2013 2:43 am 
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Okay, good (about Anna)!

I'm sorry about missing Ottawa and summer, though.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan , 2013 12:13 am 
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I was going through old photies and came across this ACTION SHOT!!!

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Don't be alarmed - they're just playing and they do this all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
PostPosted: Mon 04 Feb , 2013 1:15 am 
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I'm afraid I have some sad news to report. Yesterday Anna woke up sluggish and listless. I thought it was just one of her indigestion episodes and thought we'd wait it out. She seemed to be stable, but deteriorated overnight. By the time I realized I had to take her to the vet, she could no longer walk, so I had to phone my brother to help me take her to the emergency ward.

While I was waiting for him to arrive, she passed away in my arms. And she seemed perfectly fine on Friday. She went from healthy to dead so quickly that I don't even know how to think. When I described the symptoms, the vet guessed that she may have had tumours on the spleen, which apparently is not uncommon in german shepherds. But we'll never know.

I haven't figured out if Sam realizes.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anna-versary!
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Oh my god, Jude, I'm so sorry! We all know how much you loved her. :( :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Feb , 2013 2:48 am 
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Oh no Jude, what terribly sad news! :( I'm really sorry to hear this.
Lots of love and tender hugs to you and Sam. :hug:

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