Say hello to Sheba – one of our former pets, and one of my favorites. Sheba came from a neighbor when we lived in Corpus Christi, TX.
My neighbor had a gorgeous Golden Retriever. Goldie slipped out one night and came home after a midnight rendezvous with a Chinese Shar-Pei. The result of this unplanned romance was 12 puppies. Our neighbor begged people to please take a puppy. They were all adorable, loveable and needed a home. Most of the puppies had short black hair while a few had long golden hair. They all had loose skin common in the Shar-Pei breed. Our neighbor was able to place all the puppies in new homes.
I tied her leash to my belt while we were outside doing chores so she would not run off. When I worked on my woodworking projects, she was either tethered to me or on a pet long-line in the back yard. After a while I became confident she would stick by my side so I allowed her to roam freely – off leash. She was pretty good about sticking close by. When she got out of my sight, I would call her name. She would come running – most of the time.
Our last house in Corpus Christi had a fenced yard. Sheba finally had a yard to freely roam and explore. She would follow me, step for step, as I mowed the yard. She remembered being by my side when she was younger.
Sheba was excited to see me. This is the face I will always remember as Sheba greeted me when I came home from work. Sadly, Sheba crossed the rainbow bridge at a young age after a short illness.
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