Autumn Mist became a therapy dog at 6 months old. She brought thousands of smiles, to the elderly, children, and everyone who met her. Autumn was always so sweet and loving. When she got excited over something tasty or the promise of a ride, or playing, her tail would go up and down, so we got in the habit of calling her our little "Pump Tail". She loved chasing the flashlight beam, playing with the feathered cat toy, and fetching. She loved fetching blue bunny, stuffed skunks toy, and fuzzy bones (our name for homemade braided fleece rope toy". She would search her toy box and come up with the toy she wanted to enjoy at the moment. She'd bring it to you and place it in your hand or if you said drop it, she would do so and wait for you to toss it again.|
About 4 years ago, she was loosing her thick hair and vets could not figure out that her Mommy's suggestion about low thyroid was correct. Finally, after losing hair over and over and chewing so hard, she was given thyroid pills, Still chewing and losing hair, altho did better. We finally gave her, her own little t-shirts to wear to cover the hair loss and to keep her from itching under her arms so badly. She became quite well known for her hot pink t-shirt and did not mind wearing it. We sent her to the Rainbow Bridge wearing it and one of her therapy dog bandana's that her Aunt Brittany had gifted her with this year.
Autumn was always ready to look into your eyes and she would kiss me by taking my bottom lip in her mouth and giving a loving nibble. had almost forgotten that. Many more memories and thoughts will be shared. It helps so much for you to say her name and acknowledge her life. I think the shock is turning into grief. So grateful for ya'll.
Autumn, go find your kitty brother, T.K. who left us on Earth Day this year, and get some welcoming bops from him.
She will have friends to play with here and I hope to see her soon. All our love from me and her sister Willow. I miss you my gentle girl!