Annie, a.k.a “Lil Orphan Annie” & “The Monkey King” “My best friend in the world”
I adopted Annie 4 or 5 years ago from ABR when I lived in Houston. At the time Annie was 38 lbs and they guessed that she was around three years old. Annie’s tongue stuck out of the front of her mouth because of no front teeth. It was love at first sight for me. (Last Vet visit she was 63 lbs of happiness).
I knew white boxers had a lot of health issues and Annie had her share of lumps and growths. Annie and I worked through these health issues as best we could, mostly by spoiling her with Love, Attention and healthy foods
I was fortunate enough 2-1/2 years ago to semi retire. I have spent all that time, 24/7, with Annie. We had a routine that started with Annie sounding like a seal or donkey braying and when ignored she would jump in my bed and stand over me to wake me up for her walk. I would spend10 minutes squeezing her ears & eyes and then scratch her whole body. Annie’s back leg looked like she was trying to kick start a motorcycle!!!
After the walks most days we had yard work to do outside. She would sit in the sun and every once in awhile roll over on her back and wiggle around like a water wiggle with her legs in the air. She made me smile every time!!!
We made trips to the recycle center where they hired mentally challenged workers. They all loved Annie and Annie loved the ear scratching in return
I was devastated to wake up and find that Annie had passed away in her bed on the morning of December 26th 2011. She was being treated for a bladder infection and I woke up at 5 am to find her snoring so I let her sleep. It is my hope and prayer that she went peacefully in her sleep.
I had Annie cremated through “Pets at Peace” and have the urn on my desk to remind me daily of her. It is very hard to wake up every morning knowing that I can’t spend the day with her. Hopefully, soon, God willing, I will heal enough to rescue another boxer.