Prince (Missing since October
This page is dedicated to Prince a
This is the
story of my dog, Prince.
was a very special dog. He meant so much to me. I loved his beautiful colors,
the way he sat so regally...Like a prince. I loved how he would sleep at the
foot of my bed, how he would jump three feet in the air when I got home from
don't understand how someone could be heartless enough to take him away from me.
loved seeing my Uncle's Shelties. Princess, Hannah, and Prince. I remember when
I first saw Prince, he was so scared of everyone. He was a pretty
"gangly" (as some would say) little puppy, with pretty long legs. He
was just a puppy, but he was already bigger than Princess, who was an adult. I
remember exactly how he looked when I first saw him. Short puppy hair, perked up
ears flopping over at the top, a really confused and even a little scared look
on his face. Even though Prince would run away when we went to pet him, I got it
into my head that I would make friends with Prince. I must have been pretty
determined because by the time we had to leave and go home, I could hold Prince
like a baby in my hands. I wanted Prince so bad, after the loss of my old dog
Mon Amie, I really wished we could find a dog like Prince. I wished I could just
carry him home with me.
up getting a border collie/sheltie mix named Penny. She was old, and had lots of
health problems that we "accidently" didn't get told about. She didn't
want to be picked up, she would wine all night, she was in heat because her
previous owners never got her spayed, she was living off McDonalds hamburgers,
and she had kidney stones. Oh, and this "young dog that loved
children" was ten years old and bit people. We needed to find a home for
her; an older couple with no kids would probably suit her best. The funniest
thing was that a few minutes after I commented "Why can't we just find a
good dog...like Prince?" My Uncle called us, asking if we wanted Prince! He
said he had gotten over the standard size and could not show him. Of course, we
said yes, as soon as we found a home for Penny. I was finally getting Prince.
went to pick up Prince, we took him to the pet store to buy him some food, a
bed, etc. He was pretty nervous about all that. When we took him to our house he
was all the more nervous. I remember putting him on the couch and doing my
homework...and Prince fell asleep. That must have been the click in, because
after that Prince never wanted to leave my side. He slept with me, he followed
me everywhere, and I loved him all the more. The dedicated "protecter"
of our home, forever Prince.
was starting to grown in his coat, at about 2 years old. Prince had a scab-like
something on his chin, we figured he might have scraped himself somehow. He was
scheduled to go to the vet the day I came home from school to find my dog gone.
My Mom had been letting him out for a half hour to go to the bathroom and play
outside every day. On the day he was supposed to go to the vet, he disapeared
from our backyard. If you have never had your dog stolen or lost you don't know
what it feels like. It is the most awful feeling ever. Worse then them dying.
Because you don't know what happened, you don't know where they are, you
don't know when to give up. Prince was gone. A big piece of my life was
stolen…Just like that. I don’t know how someone could be so cruel, to steal
such a wonderful thing—For money. Because of greed. Who could
stoop so low is a mystery to me. I keep reading about this dog theft ring in
Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. It hurts so much to think of where my baby
might be right now. My life has changed completely the past two years, ever
since my boy disapeared. I remember all the wonderful times we had together, all
the memories. I can’t take a drive in the car now without looking out the
window and hoping to see a glimpse of sable, white, and black fur coming out to
greet me. I can’t sleep at night wishing that I could see him turn that
corner, and come back to me. He comes to me in my dreams, but never for real. I
wish I would have never woke up. What if someone DOES have him now, and is
selfishly keeping him, even after seeing the posters put up so many times all
over the place? When he dies, if hes not dead already, will I be able to cross
him to rainbow bridge…or will someone else.
are the chorus lyrics to a song that really made me think of my Prince. And that
he IS "already there". With me forever.
is the chorus lyrics to I'm already there by Lone Star
Don't make a sound
I'm the beat in your heart
I'm the moonlight shining down
I'm the whisper in the wind
and your imaginary friend
can you feel
the love that we share
because I'm already there
may be a thousand miles apart
but I'll be with you
wherever you are
take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there untill the end
the love that we share
for I'm already there
know you are here with me Prince. My beautiful angel. I love you so much,
wherever you are.
and the Wonderful pets:
Devo the Labrador/Whippet/Your-best-guess rescue mutt
Mickey the Norwegian Lop Imposter (Rabbit)
(Who says one ear up and one ear down ain't stylish?)
JuJuBee the escape artist golden hamster "Hamdini"
Summer the yellow Parakeet (Budgie)
Baby Blue the blue parakeet (Budgie)
Gone but not forgotten:
Prince the Sheltie; Missing since Oct. 2000
I miss you my beautiful boy. :(
Buddy the Sheltie; Back home with his sheltie friends
Rosie the Rosette Guinea Pig
Snow White the Rosette Guinea Pig
Daisy the Fancy Hamster
Sandy the Fancy Hamster
Huckleberry the Dwarf Hamster
Elf the Eskie; I wish I could have saved you. :*(
Mon Amie the Bouvier Des Flanders--Victim of BYB
And for Spanky the Labrador/Shepherd mix
So much dog in that black labbie coat.
I love you all, and I will not forget you..
...Till we meet again...