- Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2017 17:13
Trinket / Kira
Mending a Broken Heart
Trinket was a puppy from a breeder in IN. She and her sister were among the first of many dogs taken in by SRCI from this same breeder who became ill and was no longer able to take proper care of her dogs.
At around 8 to 10 weeks Trinket was adopted to a family with small girls. She was returned about one year later to SRCI when the children developed alergies to her.
My husband and I had been getting closer to making a decision about our 14 year old pom that was in kidney failure for a few years So we applied first to the SRCI to be approved before we made the big decision to do the kindest thing for our little man, Cori.
I have had many shelties and shown in obedience for a long time. Our current sheltie, a 9 year old blue merle, was retired and I was itching for another dog to get into obedience with again. I knew what I wanted.
The day we decided to put Cori to sleep came and that morning I had seen Trinket up for adoption on SRCI's web site. I called and she was ours for the taking and we made arrangment for her to arrive the next day.
She was my life saver for sure as already the loss of Cori was so much to bear. He had seen me through a lot of bad times and had even been the best judge of who could be his next "daddy" as I had been divorced for five years and until my present husband, he had deemed no one fit to be a permanant fixture in our lives.
Trinket came bouncing in the door the next morning and we hit it off right away. She came in and took over where Cori, our dominant little guy, had left off. She and the other sheltie, Smoke, were great and he was happy to have her as she came with a bag full of her own toys.
I got her the end of June and it is now Feb. and over the weekend she had received her first leg (qualifying score) towards her CD title from AKC. I am so proud of her and things will just keep going up from here. I know we will have many happy years together.
By the way, since we are Star Trek fans, we renamed her Kira. Her ILP registration papers read her as Blackman's I'm A Trekkie Too.
Thanks SRCI for a lovely girl. We love her so much!
Audrey and Richard Blackman