the Puppy Mill Bichon
little Cashmere, up, on June 26,1999. He was another victim, of the Puppy Mills.
He is only 3 years old, and his Birthday is November 28, 1995. He has been so
abused, that his little bones stick out, and his little spirit seems broken.
28...Poor baby...he had never even SEEN grass, and was probably raised on
concrete. All he would do, was cower. He was terrified of everything. He
wouldn't walk, wouldn't go outside to potty. He was boarded at my vet's, here in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, while awaiting his new mom, Diane, to come, all the way from
Endicot, New York, to adopt him. He will be neutered, have his vaccinations, and
have his teath cleaned.
29...He was a little "whiter", after a bath. I brought him a few toys and some
treats. He wouldn't eat. I bought him some grilled chicken, from Sonic, and he
still wouldn't eat. he was just to scared.
now, he has his own collar, and toys. He won't leave his towel,
2......Today, was "Miracle Day!!" I saw his little spirit coming through! He is
coming around!! He even POTTIED on the leash today!!
it is!! A first spark of JOY!!!! He is going to be just fine. I just LOVE the
moment, when I see this first ray of hope, for these poor mill dogs. It's like
they have been in concentration camp...
Is that a
SMILE????!!! I believe it IS!! I sat outside, on the step, of the vet office,
with him, today. We watched the world go by.
The day is
HERE!! On July 8, 1999, I received a phone call from my vet's office! They
said,"Robin..the people are here, for Cashmere.."
OFF I rushed!! What a
delightful lady!! Here are some pics, of Cashmere with his NEW
arrived, at my vet's office, I found Diane, and her new baby, bonding on the
think she LIKES him???LOL!
Cashmere, and "HERO MAN"..(her good friend Gene). Gene drove Diane, over 1400
miles, to adopt little Cashmere, despite TWO car breakdowns...:(
definetly a "keeper"!
Gene, again! He was going to turn right around, and head back to New York. He
has to be back at work on Monday. What a GUY!!!!
I can't tell
you, what this rescue doggie, has done, for the hearts of SO many. I pray for a
LONG and HAPPY love, for Diane, and blessed little CASHMERE!!!
Written by Karen Franklin
TO MY NEW MOM
I am a very lucky
pup, to have found a Mom like you,
I was so scared, when I was saved, my
spirit broken to...
An angel save my life that day, and Robin was her
She showed me love, which I never new, and then she found me
You waited such a long, long time, to share your love with
There were several pups ahead of me, but it wasn't meant to
Because I was the one, that needed you, more than all the rest,
I'll give you all, the love I have, because you are the best...
counted down the days I know, till you came to take me home,
My angel who
took care of me, said I would never again be alone...
She told me of another
angel, who would make me her special boy,
Together we would be so happy, with
our hearts so full of joy...
That angel would be you, dear Mom, you came
so far for me,
You knew you loved me, sight unseen, it was just meant to
be... The spark of life is back with me, my spirit is shining through,
be together all the time, and everything we do...
Will be so very special
to me, and I'll love you very much,
Your love for me, will show on your face,
and in your gentle touch...
We'll have many happy years together, and share
our lives we two,
I will be your loving, happy pup, and give all my love to
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME...
Cashmere and Diane, are bonded as closely, as any owner and animal, I have ever
seen. Just look, at this beautiful boy NOW!!!
Update: May 11, 2000
Diane wrote this one the one year anniversary of adoptiong
"On July 9,1999 I arrived at the McKinny Hilton at 5:30 pm.
After planning this trip, Gene drove me from NY to OK. First his truck broke
down, problems with the clutch. Came home, his brother offered his car, took a
nap and started out again. In MO we had another breakdown, the alternator went
in the middle of the night. All our travel plans really got screwed up. But I
wasn't worried at all because I knew that this little dog waiting for me was
something that was going to happen. But I did get alittle worried that we
wouldn't make it in time before the vet closed for the day. But we did make it,
thanks to Gene. I went in and introduced myself and they went to get my bichon.
I lost my heart the minute I saw him. He was so small and shaking. I took a hold
of him like his life depended on it but he still shook. McKinnys is a very busy
place so we went outside after I asked them to call Robin and tell her we were
there. I wasn't going to travel all that way without meeting this person who I
became friends with over the internet. From there you know the story. We visited
at her house for a while then left again for the trip back. The first month was
one of the most stressful times I have ever had. This little dog wouldn't eat or
drink unless I put it right in front of him. He didn't walk around, he just
stayed in his corner. I was talking to Robin several times a day. But the day
came when he did come out of his corner and wagged his tail at Monster CAt. I
have come to realize that to have a puppymill dog is like having your first
baby. So unsure of it all but with the next it comes easier. Today Cashmere is a
happy, healthy boy. He still is afraid of the outside. He is afraid of thunder.
He has come along way with people. He doesn't shake meeting new people but he
doesn't go up and say hello either. I know everyone thinks their bichon is
special. To me Cashmere is even more than that. Even tho he isn't overly
affectionate or playful I know he loves me and to see him get some enjoyment out
of some simple thing just tears at my heart. He is the most beautiful dog I have
ever seen. He is so much apart of me and my life that when I look at him I dont'
see a dog anymore. He is that special. So:
To my beautiful baby boy, whose
life I am blessed in sharing Happy One Year Anniversary. I love you. And to
Robin who I can't thank enough for always being there when I need her and mostly
for giving me my precious Cashmere.