was born in the Czech Republic and her breeder sold her and her
siblings to the US where they were auctioned off to puppy
was Dolly’s sister, aunt to the Dollykins & Roofus, is
Amos’s mom, and grandmother to Heidi, Gretchen, Joni, and
came in with Dolly, Andy, and Spicy and once she decided she was
safe, she never looked back. She didn’t mind me grooming her
and to the contrary would sit for hours letting me brush her.
She had a mat at her throat bigger than her head and it was so
heavy that it had begun to pull loose, skinning her. Her entire
throat was raw where the mat had pulled away. It was a horrible
thing to see and I’m sure was awfully painful for her but she
seemed to know that I was only trying to help and she was very
patient with me. Once we got it snipped off, and got her all
healed up, she felt so much better. She openly showed her
gratitude for anything I did. I could walk up to her and she
would automatically roll over on her back so I could scratch her
came in with haunted eyes and desperately needed love and
attention and I would often find her staring at me like she was
trying to figure things out. Of all my rescues, she was
constantly getting into things and was notorious for
destruction. Suzy became known as my Clumber terror.
though Suzy warmed up to me right away, I could tell she was not
as happy as she could be. I strongly believe that the older the
rescue, the longer it takes for them to completely trust and
open their hearts. I got the feeling from Suzy that she wanted
to be loved and wanted to be a part of the McLendon family. By
this time I had already decided that Andy and Spicy would never
leave. Suzy seemed to know this and she wanted to be with them.
Remember that Andy, Suzy, Dolly, and Spicy had lived their lives
together so she’d always been with them.
decided to start leaving Suzy out with my personal clumbers,
including Andy and Spicy, to see how she would do and she not
only did good; she did great. The day I made this decision was
the day Suzy really came alive. She instantly took on a whole
new demeanor and “smiled” so much more. She was “home”
and she knew it. It was like she was just waiting for me to tell
her she was “one of mine”.
and her grand daughter Dottie have a wonderful relationship and
are very much alike, not only in looks but in personality. Both
are stubborn but both have great big, kind hearts. Suzy is a
big, gentle giant and words cannot describe how she has touched
my heart. Once Suzy realized she had found her permanent home at
McLendon Land, she poured her heart out to me. She is always
happy to see me and is a big cuddle bug.
enough she stopped tearing things up once I moved her up to
“personal clumber” status and one must wonder if she was
smart enough to know how to get my attention. Well, she got it
and I am very grateful she did.
days she enjoys her “soft” beds and chewing on her bones.
She is toy destructive so finding toys she can’t destroy is a
challenge. Suzy enjoys her walks and loves to be given a bath.
Her coat is to be admired and her tail is envied by many as it
is long and flowing.
gives me great pleasure to look into her eyes as when she first
came in; her eyes were filled with sadness, now they are
overflowing with happiness.
will share in the Dollykin’s future and that is something that
pleases me a great deal. I am overjoyed to give Suzy the home
she deserves as she is just as much an angel as her sister
Suzy, known to Edward as the “bone cruncher”, as mom to
Amos, as Grandma Suzy to Dottie, Joni, Gretchen, Heidi, and as
Aunt Suzy to the Dollykins, is a very special clumber and one
that means so much to me. I have never regretted the day I
decided to make her a “personal” Clumber. Suzy came to me
with a big heart and a big need to be loved. Her spirit cried
out to me over and over and I was drawn to her sweetness.
has been with me over a year now and oh my gosh – she is the
sweetest thing in the world. When she looks at me with those big
amber eyes, I can see her soul, a soul that has seen sad times
and lived through things most of us could never imagine but she
lives her life based on the now, and trusts with all her might.
hug her often as she is such a big lump of sugar and tell her
how much I love her and how happy I am to share my home with
her. It is hard for me to explain what makes certain Clumbers
knock the wind out of me but Suzy is one of those. Maybe it h
as something to do with losing Dolly, her sister or maybe it is
just because she clung to me when she first got here hoping that
I was different than the last person who “owned” her. I
don’t know the answer to this question but I do know that I
could not bare the thought of not having Ms Suzy spend her life
is a pure delight and when she woo woo’s Edward is sure she is
saying, “the hunt is on” and regardless of how many times I
hear her “say” it, it does my heart good. Suzy has a way of
making even the bleakest day bright. Some mornings I have a
hard time dragging myself out of the bed but one look
from Suzy, seeing her so excited about seeing me, gives me the
nudge I need.
love Suzy with all my heart and hope that we have many, many
more years together for she deserves to know what being loved is