I remember so well the day we met her more than 14 years ago. In many ways it seems like such a long time ago, but in other ways, like it just happened. When we met her she was known as "Amber" and was a wild, young, crazy girl who was almost 2 years old. I changed her name to "Wendy" after my favorite character in Peter Pan. I didn't know at the time, but she would become much like her namesake. When we started fostering for the rescue in 2000, many of the dogs that came to us at that time were from the animal shelters and were young males who had been strays. Because of that, I began calling them 'the lost boys.' We would have many 'lost boys' come into our lives, and she was a good mentor and companion to all of them--Just like the 'real' Wendy.
|~Wendy in July 1999~|
God speed, Wendy-Lady, my girly-girl. Our candle is lit for you tonight as you journey to the Rainbow Bridge where there will be an amazing reunion and welcome from the many who have gone before you. Please give them all my message and don't ever forget what you meant to Carl and I. You will be greatly missed but never, ever forgotten, and we look forward to the day when we will see you again, in a place like Never Never Land...