We are all heartbroken that our 2014 alum Miss Money Penny has left this world. We received his beautiful note from her mom Heidi:
“We wanted to let you all know that our Miss Money Penny crossed the rainbow bridge on Tuesday 09-12-23. We contacted the rescue in 2014 and sent an adoption application in and a couple of months later got an email and a picture of Penny. We agreed to meet her foster mom on Memorial weekend at a park to see if we would be the right fit for her. The moment we saw her we fell in love. She was so gentle, so calm and looked at us with those serious eyes that we told her foster mom we would love to adopt her. When her foster parents came to our house to drop her off and let us sign the adoption papers, they gave us her SEGSP surrender agreement that the previous owner had filled out and signed. We still have it, and I was looking at it today laughing and crying at the same time.
What does your dog like best: Petting
Like least: Livestock
Fear: gun shoots
Where does the dog sleep and spend the day: outside
Anything else you’d like us to know: kills chicken, attacks hogs
That was their description of Penny. It took her a couple of months to realize she was safe with us and cared for. That walks were great, and baths were ok. A dog bed was heaven, that food was available, and you didn’t have to be hungry all the time. She started to trust us, and her personality changed to a happy and silly girl. She was terrified about thunderstorms, fireworks and anything that sounded like gunfire, but we figured out where her safe spots were in the house. I called her my weather girl because she knew when a storm would come a day before and looked at me with those serious eyes to make sure we were prepared.
The last couple of months her mobility got worse and on Tuesday she was letting us know it was time for her to say goodbye. My husband and I are heartbroken and will miss her terribly. We told her it’s not goodbye, that we would just see her later. She brought so much joy to us over the last 9 1/2 years that it is tough to imagine a life without her.
Without the SEGSP rescue we would never have had the opportunity to adopt her! Thanks to all the coordinators, the foster families, the volunteers, the people who keep this rescue going Penny got a second chance! And for that we will be always grateful to you all!
Heide, Hermann and her sister Pepper.”
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. Unknown