It is with broken hearts that we had to say farewell to our almost 15 year old, loyal and loving doggie daughter, Penny Jane, on July 8, 2022.
As a three week old puppy, Penny and her litter siblings were found inside a dumpster on October 24, 2007. It was a very hot day in Lubbock, Texas. Thankfully a friend found Penny’s litter and rescued them….9 of them.
The next day we were approached by the friend who wanted us to take one of the puppies. We had recently said farewell to our previous watchdog and wanted another. When we saw Penny, it was love at first sight. She was so cute, fuzzy and tiny…less than 2 lbs….and covered with fleas, but we knew she would be a great pet daughter and watchdog. She really lived up to those expectations.
She was immediately given continuous cuddling and lots of loving… with the intention of spoiling her rotten, because we felt so bad for this little baby, having been thrown away like trash. She could have ended up in the landfill. (We always wondered what kind of person would literally throw away 9 puppies.)
As her new parents we carried her everywhere we went in a “Fannie pack”, or in a shirt pocket. She loved it and enjoyed being anywhere we went. She grew very fast and was an extremely smart German Shepherd. She quickly learned how to use her doggie door and was so easy to house break…never had accidents. She loved playing fetch and could have spent hours chasing a ball or frisbee. She got treats every day and knew to sit and shake to receive her treats. She would also give high tens every day. She was energetic but extremely loving and watchful at the same time.
Penny.was a very fun dog, but she also learned very fast to be our alarm system. She had an ominous bark and sensitive ears. She always let us know when something was not right outside. She was loyal to us her entire life right up to the end.
She loved traveling with us in the RV and it was in Helena, Montana, that she fell very ill and in spite of all efforts the doctors tried to do to save her, it was God’s will that she cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Her ashes will be going home with us and be where we can see her and talk to her daily.
Penny, you are already very missed. You had so much presence and you were a huge part of our lives. We know you no longer have any pain and you are once again running and playing with your Beagle sister, Meg, and the other love in life, your chihuahua sister, Phoebe. Your little brothers Joey, Charlie and Chico miss you very mich, too. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten, and we look forward to being with you again sometime down the road. Penny Jane (PJ), Mommy and Daddy love you.