Vega - the Beagle Who is Finally Happy
The introduction passed good; scared, but at the same time curious and sleek. The shaved leg has testified the terrors she's been through... we were wondering what else was happening?
Little doubts about picking the name for our girl are solved during the ride through the nocturnal sidereal Gorski Kotar- let it be Vega.
And considering the rest... honestly? We were prepared for a lot worse.
We were a bit surprised by the offer from the Animal Friends, to give a home to "one of those from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine," considering we live in an apartment and both work, we thought that we are, not regarding to all good will, love and caring we want to provide, a bit inappropriate to take care of a beagle, especially because we knew how many people were willing to help, most of them with houses, yards, free time... However, the wheel of karma turned to our side and so did Vega come, one skinny and scared creature with a bloody tail with wise, intuitive eyes. The introduction passed good; scared, but at the same time curious and sleek. The shaved leg has testified the terrors she had been through... we were wondering what else was happening? From the beginning, Vega was expressing a healthy curiosity for a new, yet unknown world around her, elusively hiding her hedonistic temper which she would express after only few days. She investigated the apartment in detail, obviously searching for a place where she could finally rest and find her long wanted peace; she found it on our bed. A little adjusting, one deep breath and she fell asleep, knowing that she's finally safe.
During the next days we became aware of her big wish for living and everything living includes, of course, we were very happy. After rejecting and her weird rituals associated to food, she began to enjoy in offered food and water. Still a bit painful, the operated leg didn't represent more serious problem during the walks she was really fond of, fascinated with a lot of everything she has started getting to know. Soon she has attracted deep sympathy from the people we have met in our walks. She has attracted the attention of the four legged "boys from Knezija," she achieved after initial hesitation, in a very short time. The wound on her tail was cured soon and nothing else was stopping Vega to proudly lift it in the air and start to happily wave with it.
And how does our little hedonist feels today?
Happy and content, she seems - perky, joyful, always ready to play. Indescribable sleek and calmed. Intelligent, wise, very fast in learning. Still very curious. Silent, almost never barks, except in sleep or when she needs to chase off the neighbor's dog. Sometimes fussy sleeper, but her dreams seem filled with happy adventures. A big fan of raw fruits and vegetables and everything else what can we put in mouth and lusciously eat. Surrounded with a bunch of her faithful human fans, whose telephone calls almost all the time start with "Hi, how is Vega?"
And how are we feeling about her?
Ana & Dadi
July 21, 2006