Hi everybody, my name is Mini because I am a small Yorkie and my caregiver Richard is helping me to send out postcards to you so that we can be friends. We are looking forward to hearing all about you and what you like to do to have fun. My favorite things are the many toys that I have to play with and taking naps in the afternoon on my own little bed. I love being outside on warm days because I like run and play fetch with my Richard. I some time get to lay on our couch and fall asleep beside my Richard while he watches this thing next to the wall he calls the TV. I also love food time because I really love my dog food and then at the end of each day I get some doggy treats before bed time because my Richard says that I am his best doggy friend. Hope to hear from you soon.
Because I (Richard) have received several requests from other post crosser wanting to know a little about me I am updated Minis’ profile with additional information.
Mini was part of a group of 22 Yorkie dogs that were rescued from an illegal puppy mill. Mini spent the first 9 years of her life in a cage and her only function was to produce baby Yorkie pups. I adopted ‘Miss Mini’ in August of 2014 from the ‘Dumb Friends League’ here in Denver, Co.
About Richard, I retired from the corporate workforce in 2014 which enabled me to be able to dedicate as much time as was needed to care for ‘Miss Mini’. We are the best of friends.
Just a brief description of a fantastic day for ‘Miss Mini’ in Mid-August of 2014.
We have a large fenced backyard and whenever Miss Mini wants to go outside she goes to the back door and stands there. I then take her out.
On this particular day I am writing about Miss Mini discovered ‘Running’. Before this day she only would walk and she would only walk when I walked. So I decided to walk a little faster and Miss Mini picked up here stride.
Then the most amazing thing happened she began to run on her own, she would run a little bit then stop and an look at me and I would clap my hands and say “Yes Miss Mini, Run and Run all you want.
She looked at me and I saw her tuck her head and boy did she run, she ran from one end of the yard and back again, only to stop and look at me. I could see the joy in her face as she would turn and run as fast as she could, racing past me. What an amazing day for her.
This is now 2019 and Miss Minis’ heart murmur is about a level 3. The levels are 1-6, 6 being the end of life.
Her doctor has advised us that she should not run so much anymore. I have told her so, sadly we are back to gentle walks in the back yard. When she gets tired she lays down in her favorite spot under the shading Lilac bushes in the cool clover. I rest with her as well as I will be in my 70’s in the not too distant future.