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Gypsy is Fifteen!

Posted on: November 30, 2018

Gypsy is fifteen today! I gave her a bath, trimmed her nails, and fixed her favorite lunch. The vet cautions this may be her last birthday, but since he started her on Lasix, she is getting around better and lost the persistent cough that’s been bugging her. The bout with Lyme’s Disease last year stole most of her hearing, but she still appears to enjoy life. Although she’s slowed down considerably and often stumbles on steps, she still enjoys a leisurely walk.  I remember all the pet shows she’s won for best tricks, all the children she’s entertained at schools, libraries, and scout camps. She loved visiting nursing homes and youth groups and never failed to win the hearts of everyone present. She’s been my constant companion for almost fifteen years, never straying far from me in case I’d need her to kill a snake or bark at an intruder. Gypsy keeps us on schedule, reminding us when it’s time to get up, go to bed, and have meals. It’s hard to explain how she’s enlarged our lives. She has a bed near my bed, by my recliner in the living room, and this one in the sun room. How quickly the years did pass, since she found us as a pup. I guess we’ve grown old together.

4 Responses to "Gypsy is Fifteen!"

Happy birthday to Gypsy!!! The years do go quickly, and we wonder where they have gone. I hope the gift of days you have left with Gypsy are quality ones. There’s nothing like our pets that make a day more enjoyable for us and give us unconditional loce.

I still hope you will write a children’s book, complete with real photos, of Gypsy. I’m sure it would be a hit!

Tonya Reynolds Willis
Tonya Reynolds Willis Gypsy is such a special girl. She is so fortunate to have had you for all of these years to love her. She is such a blessing and such a smart girl. Happy Birthday sweet Gypsy. You are special!

A true friend and companion. Happy Birth Day, Gypsy. 😀

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