December 19th, 2015
Me & My Girls!
Just over a month ago I received a call from James and Cindy. Four and half years ago they gave a home to one of Lucy’s and Bongo’s pups and called her Izzie. This was after waiting several months for Lucy to give birth as they had originally asked for one of Merry’s litter.
We had heard good things about Izzie over the years.
Then about one month ago I received a call from James with the news that they were being relocated back to The U.S. in a hurry and were not able to take Izzie with them and could we give her a home? Of course, being an offspring to Bongo and Lucy, no hesitation at all! We arranged for James and Cindy to bring Izzie to the house in town on the Saturday morning at about 11.00 am.
It was with the most devastating shock that I found our beloved Bongo had not woken up from his nights rest when I went down to feed the dogs on the farm on that very morning I was due to meet Izzie. This was at 7.30 am. (We are all still feeling the loss of Bongo quite badly)…but I had to get into town to meet James and Cindy to take her…which I did and the first thing that struck me was how much she looked like our Bongo, her father; same snout, same eyes, same colouring in the same places and the same rough neck hair….and now we have gotten to know her, the same mannerisms.
Is this by chance or coincidence that just a few hours after loosing our Bongo, his daughter Izzie enters our lives? No! We don’t think so; whatever way you look at it, it’s providence….and certainly unexplained!
( Now that Izzie has settled-in she is proving to be the most wonderful friend and companion; she mixes well with her mother, Lucy and with Merry…who is still lamenting the loss of her Bongo….and is best friends with Sam. She and Sam usually accompany guests trekking and she loves the country-side; we are so fortunate to have been able to give Izzie a new home and family).
P.s Better snaps of Izzie to follow shortly!
Farewell dear friend........