We lost our beautiful Lotus two days after Christmas. I'm sitting here looking at our Christmas card with her image.....
She was found in the summer of 06 near Pear Blossom Highway in the high desert (probably was used to hunt). She had four puppies she couldn't care for.
She was emaciated and very sick. We adopted her and the puppies got adopted too, thankfully. She came to us shortly after the rescue group got her and we nursed her back to health. Her coat was so "blown" that we thought she was totally white.
Not until it grew in did we see that she had brown spots and ticking. She had the most gorgeous white eyelashes too!!
For this photo
Mike put his tee shirt on her head and we decided she looked like a nun. We sent this in the form of a birthday card to his sister who teaches at a parochial school. She got a really good laugh out of it. We called her "Sister Mary Lotus of the Ascension".
This was the original shot of her jumping for a piece of carrot -- I used it for our Christmas card. If you click on it to enlarge you can see that piece of carrot in the air above her. You can see the Christmas card in the next post.
She had the most beautiful, expressive face.....
I'm remembering how I used to get so upset with her because she had this obsession with the waste basket in the bathroom. I called her the "dumpster diva". Now I would like nothing better than to see her getting into that waste basket!!
She will always be a part of us as are the others who have gone before her.
This one is a good example of how she loved her bed.
She was a very bright spot in our lives and we shall miss her terribly. Ollie, our whippet, seems to be missing her as much as we. He's just not his playful happy-go-lucky self. We love you, Lotus.