February 15, 2001
Our Olympic Spirited Bichon!!!
Gabi then, 5
pounds...Gabi, today at 9 pounds.
A few months ago, we
did a buy out..convincing a miller to no longer carry Bichons. He didn't get
much money from us, for them, as we convinced him that they were really pretty
We bought a mom, and her babies, (who he was going to breed
WITH the Mom,) and the guy threw in the Mom's sister. We think it was because
she was dying. She weighed only 5 pounds...and was absolutely FULL of
worms.Susan named the Mom, Holiday Joy, as it was around the Holidays, and she
named the sister, Starlight.
First, one of our volunteers (we are protecting
her identity in case we have to use her again!) in Mo., went and actually did
the purchase with the miller for us. Then Susan went to pick up the babies.
Susan was worried for little Starlight. You see, she was so thin, we did not
know if she would make it. We sent her to Ellen,at firstname.lastname@example.org as a
foster home, and she nursed her, and fattened her up. After over 2 months, she
flew home today to her forever mama, who has loved her since the first moment
she first saw her. Her new name is Gabi...Let me let her new Moma, Cande, tell
you why she named her Gabi......this is what she wrote, after I called and told
her that Gabi was on the way home to her, this morning..:)
11:08:59 AM Central Standard Time
To: Pup3@aol.com (Robin
been in tears since I talked to you. I can't believe it is time
Gabi to come
named Gabrielle for a couple of reasons,
1. Gabrielle Reece is a professional volleyball player that
had a terrible childhood,
her mother left her with someone to raise and was shifted back and forth many times. She went on to
not only play volleyball in college, but became a professional model. She is over 6 FT. tall. My
daughter is a volleyball
player so that is our connection.
2. Gabrielle - means God is my Strength , Gabi sure needed
strength to endure what
she did. God was surely on her side.
3. Starlight - she will keep this name in honor of Small
Paws® and all you have
done for her. We all thank you.
I will be leaving in a few hours to finish the journey home
for Gabi. I will email as
soon as we get home, probably about 10 tonight. Gabi will be sleeping in her forever home tonight.
Thank you all.
Candace K. Filip
Reach for the stars