Friday, July 14, 2006


This is dark eyed stranger. Yesterday's post needs to be read prior to reading this, to be able to fully appreciate her story. Isn't she a beauty? And an interesting tidbit about her beginnings:

On her first Vet appointment for her puppy shots, I was patiently sitting in the waiting room with Cleo on my lap. She sat there as regal as can be, the perfect puppy that she was. I noticed this "bag lady" wondering around the room and I didn't see any pets with her, like the other animal lovers in the room. She would sit down here and there, whisper something to an owner and move on to the next person. My curiosity deepend, as I watched their faces light up after the bag lady's deliveries. I wriggled in my seat anticipating for her to come and sit by me....and she did! She pet Cleo and said, "What a stubborn streak this one has.....her spirit comes from Egypt, you know." (Wha???????)

Okay....I thought she was saying sweet stuff like, "What a cutie pie...Oh, look at her pretty fur.....this one seems playful." I was not expecting a prophetic message from beyond! I picked the puppy up, turned her around and said, "Wow, her name is Cleopatra, would you like to hold her?" The lady put up her hands, as if she was warding off some ancient curse and said, "No tha-tha-thank you." Then she left............."Wait, lady....should I be concerned?" My mind froze as my eyes darted around the room, looking for some kind of solace from the other pet owners, I got none, just stares.

Cleo wagged her tail and licked my face with uncontrollable kisses. I sat her back down on my lap and looked at her from the corner of my eyes. Considering the drama she caused, just to enter my life, did have me wondering... what kind of canine has an Egytian spirit? I can't tell you that spiritual havoc now reigns in my home, or that strange symbols keep appearing at the bottom of her food bowl, but I can tell you that she is very stubborn and has always been the Queen of this house.

And the "bag lady?"..............I don't even know if she is a real, living, human being. The desk clerks had never seen her before and haven't seen her since. I think she has gone off to other Vet waiting rooms to deliver "pet messages" from the great beyond. Either that, or she's gone off to Hollywood and now stars in a show called, "The Pet Psycic" that airs on the Animal Channel and has become a millionare......what do you think?


Blogger Susannah said...

Cleo is so gorgeous! i love the story of how she found her way in to your life - and now the vet's tale.... amazing. Our animal friends are our soul mates just as much as humans are - i really do believe that :-) x

2:51 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

WOOF WOOF BOW WOW! that is a great story, it gave me chills! I don't know whazzzzuuuppp with these chills but some posts I read just give me chills! Do they YOU? A spirit from Egypt, did she hear you call out her name maybe???before she sat down, she sounds catty like that! lol Cleopatra is sooooo SWEET looking, give her a treat for me girly! I'm GLAD you have her and she has darling YOU!!! xxoox

8:52 AM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

turq. cro~ you're such a sweetie and, no, she didn't hear me call out her name...she came in 'after' we had all checked in....creepy!

Susannah~ I love you...are you going to be okay with boho gone?
Me neither :(

10:05 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

:-( i'm missing her already.... thank god you are still here, big sis. love you (btw, i still think wrapping ribbons around your Vader foot is a good idea ;-) x

12:51 PM  
Blogger ruby said...

what a great story! and a beautiful Cleo!

7:00 PM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

wow, that's so earie...she really is a beauty. thanks for the peek!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

What a beauty.

You are so full of amazing stories. I think it is very strange that bag lady was there.

I miss boho too:(

Hugs and Kisses

8:03 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Both of my daughters were working on projects at my desk when I first read this post. They're sending much love to Cleo!

That story is a bit strange. Such an unusual comment! I don't know what would have stopped me from chasing after her and begging for more.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful Cleo, you have! And yes, you should decorate your Vader foot, definitely! Ribbons and maybe some stick on gems! ;)

2:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah e.Smith said...

Cleo is a beautiful dog :) That is a crazy story....doggie past lives...who knew? I agree with Thea you do have some really great stories...i look forward to reading what you post in the future :)

8:56 PM  
Blogger bb said...

Gorgeous Cleo!
And as for your stories, keep 'em rolling - love them all!

P.S. If you're still wondering, I was the bad girl with a penchant for good guys to help keep me grounded ;-)

3:39 AM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

Beautiful, the story and Cleo.

i have such a passion and such a connection with dogs {i guess i must have been one in my past life}ha...

i used to have 5 dogs, 3 of them collies, when i lived with my family back in Argentina. Now there's only one, and she IS the queen of the house. i can't wait to have a puppy, life with dogs is so different, at least for me.

love and kisses
for your Cleo

1:42 PM  

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