Neena is a rescue from Hurricane Katrina. When my Sadie (Pomeranian) passed away at the age of 18, she was on the road with me for 14 of those 18 years, 24/7. We never spent a day apart. When her time came to cross over the Rainbow Bridge, I swore that I would never have another dog. Well, after being a lone traveler for many, many months, my best gal finally convinced me that it was time to get another dog. But, I gave her a task in finding this creature that I knew was going to be hard in that I wanted the exact duplicate of Sadie; the criteria being, young, female, black, Pomeranian. Well, you can imagine what a task this turned out to be. She went onto the rescue website and called up all of the black Pomeranians and then searched for the certain criteria. After several tries, we found the right one. Her name is Neena and we flew down to Louisiana to get her while she was in foster care from the hurricane. I was so excited that I was going to have a companion with me and one that looked exactly like my Sadie. But this was not to be. Neena loves her home and doesn’t want to be gone for any great length of time. So, knowing this, Neena is now a Certified Therapy Pet and goes to hospitals and other facilities to bring joy and love to shut-ins, patients, etc. She is very well known and well liked and she truly gives back. So, when she is not stealing a short trip on the road (local only because of her volunteer work), she is doing her volunteer visits. She was given a second chance at a good life and I am proud to say that she has it. She shares her home with a Miniature Pinscher (Nellie) whom I rescued while on lay-over at a truck stop in Waco, Texas, along with three cats.
William Hawkins | Fleet management, H&B Trucking
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