February 23, 2003
It was a
dark and snowy day that will be remembered for centuries to come as "the
blinding Oklahoma blizzard of '03."
8 - Snow Returns To Green Country
The snow was thigh
deep, (well, it WAS thigh deep for Spunky Monkey...
and it seemed it was getting deeper with each passing minute.
Bekye Walker, braved Mother Nature's Oklahoma wrath to
drive from Dallas, Texas, to Tulsa,Oklahoma to retrieve her new family member, a
darling Bichon puppy whom she has named Robin Faith.
Now, to understand the seriousness of the sacrifice that Bekye made,
driving to our home on this day, one has to understand what snow means to
We are Okies, not snowbunnies. We haven't a
clue how to maneuver in the stuff. When snow falls in Oklahoma and we are
driving, we just stop where we are, cover our eyes, and pray we don't die.
As I say, the snow was up to our waists, and it was
getting deeper with each passing story.
approached the street to our home, since the snow was now over 2 stories high,
her car became stuck, and we had to send out Super Bichon Dad, Dale to dig her
out with a bulldozer, and bring her home on a horse drawn sleigh, pulled by two
mutant Clydesdale's who were each 22 feet tall. (Otherwise they would have
suffocated as the snow was now deep enough to cause problems for low flying
Dale and Bekye got back to our house, skied
across our front walkway, whose steps had long since disappeared in the snow,
and walked through the front door, where Bekye's new baby was
It was love at first site for both, and Bekye spent
the afternoon laughing and smiling at her new baby girl.
have to tell you about yet another show of love made by this Bichon
Bekye is originally from MIAMI FLORIDA. Bekye
arrived in the Blizzard of 03, wearing sandals and socks. IS THIS NOT LOVE I ASK
Robin Faith (Yes the name was Bekye's idea, no
matter how much I blushed or her new puppy rolled her eyes) was rescued from
this commercial kennel auction, by Small Pawers everywhere.
Small Paws® Rescue: The Wheaton Auction
Had she not been rescued, Robin
Faith would have lived her life in a puppy mill as a breeder.
Now, instead she has the chance of a lifetime to live with one of the
greatest canine Moms ever known to man.
I know that
Bekye's beloved Suzi,
is smiling down on her Mama right now, knowing that she is
giving another Bichon, the kind of loving home that she, herself
I also know that Suzi is blitzing with the Lord of
Lords, and King of Kings at the site of her Mama smiling again!
Little Robin Faith...you enjoy your new Mama! Everyone needs a Mama and
you have a doozy. Help to heal her broken heart!
will hear about this blizzard and how she risked it all to come and get you for
the rest of your days, especially each and every time you do something wrong
(which I know you will never ever do). Love, Your Auntie
Pointers for Little Robin Faith
Cry till you get picked up whether you need anything or
Random crying will keep your Mama on her
Sleep all day. Remember, nighttime is quality
and you'll want to be awake for
Be a fussy eater. You may grow up to be a
Don't just burp. Always give her something
Find the newest and most tender shoes to chew
The heck with the old tough ones!
When soiling the carpet,
be sure to hold a little
back for when it is all cleaned up.
Don't be afraid
to take advantage of your cuteness!
It let's you get
away with almost anything!
If you follow these basic
you'll have your new Mom, Bekye
trained by the time you are a
Welcome to your new family, from Aunt
Robin, Uncle Dale, Bogey, Bart, Bear, Mozart, Spunky Monkey, and Chipper