came in with her sisters, Heidi and Gretchen. They were born in
a puppy mill and then sold to a backyard breeder where she was
living in an outside kennel with several other Clumbers. She is
also one of the Clumbers that Dottie led me to.
was probably the most nervous out of her three sisters. She was
very skittish and was scared to death of a collar or leash.
good thing like her sisters, even though she was nervous, her
spirit was in pretty good shape as it hadn’t had time to be
She was even smaller than her sister Gretchen and actually still
looked very much like a puppy. Joni’s appearance had suffered
from over-breeding of her parents as her looks hardly resembled
a Clumber Spaniel.
Joni lacked in size, she made up for in spunk. She can run like
the wind and jump like a stallion. Joni would make a fine
agility Clumber as she is very athletic.
has a very sweet spirit and one that melts even the hardest
heart. It took her a while to trust me but once she did, she
welcomed me home every day and would sit patiently while I put
her leash on. She didn’t know much when I rescued her but it
didn’t take her long to enjoy inside living. She was also
bought for one purpose and that purpose was to produce puppies
and she was hardly anymore than a puppy herself.
like her sisters, had never had a bath or been groomed so she
was quite matted and it took a while to get all the mats out.
Surprisingly enough, she did as well as Gretchen did
in the bathtub and was very patient at grooming time. Her
favorite was being talked to while she was being brushed.
also loves to run and play and does great on leash and does well
is getting prettier every day and she reminds me of a “little
am even more thankful that Joni will never endure what the older
females went through. She will only know what it means to be
loved and cherished and her spirit will never be broken.
always knew the day would come that Joni would find the perfect
family and that her new family would love
and cherish her as they should.
The day came on July 26, 2008 that Joni went to live with
her new mom and dad in New York.
Along with her new mom and dad, Joni will be living with
several German Shorthaired pointers and will be in heaven as
Joni loves to run and play. I am sure in no time she will be
giving those pointers a run for their money.
was with me for over a year as I was waiting on just the right
mom and dad. Several people asked me about her but they were
never the right ones. I knew in my heart that the perfect family
would come along and they did.
was with a heavy heart that I said good-bye but that feeling was
short lived as I knew that Joni’s new mom and dad would love
her just as much as I do. I look forward to being a part of the
next chapter in her life and I am so proud of this young lady
that came to me scared to death that year ago.