Shoda "Just Showed Up" Bear

Shoda “Just Showed Up” Bear
The year was 2004.
I was at my house, and came down the stairs to get a glass of milk. Once on the bottom floor I looked to my right, and saw out of my front doors, a strange dog. Sitting upon my porch, resting her weary head. I then walked to the door and opened it up. There she realized somebody was coming out. She quickly got up and started to run from me. My guess was she was expecting me to run her off. When I lay my eyes on her, I felt my heart say “Keep Her”. I didn’t know her, or her name. I was taking a huge risk by calling her to me. But I felt that she was safe. She had no tags or a collar. She was abandoned. I walked her to the backyard and fed her. Then she disappeared for a few days. I thought I lost her forever, but she came back. Since she was a female I needed to get her spayed, so I took her to my local vet and had the operation done. I then took her back home that same day. She was a little loopy from the drugs, but enjoyed the wind. Like any dog she hung her head out of the window, and acted so proud. When I got home, and let her out she ran around. She had finally found somewhere to lay her head in peace. I named her Shoda Bear. Shoda for short. Shoda stood for “Just Showed Up!” And I’d often call her Showed Up. Part of the reason I kept her, was because she reminded me of my Childhood dog Pumpkin. Like Shoda, Pumpkin was part Chow Part ?? She turned out to be an excellent dogs. She didn’t care much for cats, and chased them around, and harassed them. But she was gentle. She was mine and mine only. I was the only one that could be near her, and play with her. I knew she’d been abused. She’d ducked as though I was going to hit her, if I was loud, had something in my hand, or running towards her. It took her a good while to finally learn that I wasn’t going to hurt her. She was also my Truck Watcher. Day and night, she would stay with my truck, and watch it. When I got home, she would sniff the truck, and check to see if someone, unknown, was in there.
In a time I had to go away for a while, a family member drove my truck. They had Shoda near their house, and she often dropped by to be with my truck, (someone was there feeding her and watching over her). At one point when they got home, Shoda, muddy paws and all, climbed inside my truck and sniffed around. She was looking for me. I have light colored seats that are made of cloth. And are dirt is dark and stains everything. Imagine the fun they spent trying to get my seats clean. :) When I arrived home, Shoda was so happy to see me, I never left her again. We added four Golden Retrivers to the mix of two dogs. Shoda and our other “Just Showed Up Dog” LIDS. Both are good dogs. We had a old Golden Retriever that had passed in March of 2006. Thus the reason we bought the other Golden Retrievers, Bo, Luke, Sebastian, and Buck. Shoda fell in love with the puppies as did LIDS. Both were watchful over them. LIDS till this day runs with the puppies and keeps them safe. “Father LIDS” We call him. I’m sad to say that on March 1st 2007, Shoda “Just Showed Up” Bear passed away. She had been in pain from an unknown cause. She died before I could take her to the vet. She had a good life, she wasn’t young. I guess she was kind of old. I have no way of knowing. She was my best friend, I miss her. Their will never be another Shoda Bear. She was my Baby that watched over my other Baby (My Truck). But lucky for me I had the Retrievers, and LIDS to help me through the tough time. Luke is a lot like Shoda, he watches over me and my truck. And keeps us safe. He’s very protective of me around strange men. All of those dogs are good dogs. They live happily, and are well loved. I guess what I’m trying to say is, some of the best pets you may find are Strays. But saddly there are way to many. As we all know so many animals, some are just pets that we may have lost. Are sent to animal shelters or pounds. Some get new loving and caring new homes, others don’t get the chance and are put down. So please do your part and Spay or Neuter your Cats or Dogs. Help Mlgkats and Others find good homes. (NOTE: The animals I show in my pictures, are my personal animals. I have no animals that need to be adopted. Thank-you)

Mlgkats is a wonderful artist and a caring Animal person. Visit her page: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mlgkats to see the animals that need a new home. “Half the proceeds will be donated to Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia”- Mlgkats HomePage! Please don’t copy! Please visit Mlgkats Page and enjoy her wonderful art work. Take time to comment, as she has so many beautiful things on her page. She also has Clothing that may interest you if you are wanting to SAVE ANIMALS!-Mlgkats.

I, Cheyenne Support Saving Animals. Please help us. Thank you for visiting and reading my story. Pictures of Shoda will be on my page soon! Thank you Happy Holidays and May every person and animal be blessed with Good Health, Family, Love, and Great Food!

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Shoda "Just Showed Up" Bear

Cheyenne

Joined October 2007

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This is about a Dog that i lost in March Of 2007. Please read the story. Thank you for your time! Please leave me a comment, and feel free to share your stories about your animals with me. ALSO! Please visit Mlgkats Home Page AT

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