My Minpin Success story - Missy

Jun 1, 2008, at 8:52 PM - from Rebecca

Missy

My name is Rebecca, and I live in Kansas City, MO. I have had two full size dobies in the past, but never a Miniature Pinscher. I contacted a lady who ran the Minpin rescue in Lawrence, Kansas after looking online, and falling for a cutie named Missy. I was glad I had made a choice, because as I drove up to this amazing ranch in the country to meet her, I saw a little herd of Minpins come running.

There was something about Missy's smile, and her kind eyes that made me fall in love when I saw her photograph. She turned out to be everything I had hoped for, and more. At first, it was kind of hard because she tried to intimidate all my 6 cats, but it took a month and a half, and they got along ok. Each day it got better. It was just kind of hard because I had slept with the kitties since I had them, and they wanted nothing to do with my new bed partner, Missy.

In looking into Missy's past, I felt so sorry for her. She was a product of a puppy mill, and by the time she was 3, she had lived in 4 different homes. The first lady had to give her up because of health problems, the second couple did not like the way she nipped at peoples heels when guests came over (solved that), the third couple sent Missy packing when she relieved herself on the new baby's clothes (solved that), and then Sue Mohr, the rescue volunteer, took Missy in, and she was there for 2 years. I promised Missy Minpin from day one that I would be the last stop on the revolving door.

She is loving, funny, brilliant, beautiful and was already trained to sit, shake and makes a great watchdog. She is my constant buddy, as I am disabled and I think Missy senses it. Many people would say "I heard Minpins are high strung and nervous.", and my reply is that this little girl reflects my moods in her own energy level. When I am sick, she lays patiently with me. When I want to go, I say "Let's roll, Minnie !", and she is right there with me. If I am sad, she crawls up my belly on all fours, and licks my tears away. If you have never had a Minpin, there are two things you have never experienced before...a GREAT kisser, and the most loving eyes you have ever seen ! I do not encourage kissing, but she manages to slip me one on the lips from time to time !

I have taught her how to "talk" saying, "I want a treat rrrrrriiggght NOW!", and when I say, "Do you love cats ?" She barks 3 time evenly, which is "I love cats !"

Missy, my Persian, Hunnybunn, and I were chosen to be a part of a calender project that is a benefit for people with disabilities, called "PetsNPeople". (Check them out online...They sell the calenders, and it is a great organization !) This photograph was one of the ones done by Digital Labrador, in Kansas City. It is wonderful to be able to tell the world how Missy and my cats have comforted me in my hardest times.

Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers from IMPS. I tried to call Sue M, but could not get her new number. If you read this, Sue, thank you for the best friend I have found in life...Missy Minpin.

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