Happy birthday, Tootie Mae
By Mary Lou Sartor
We will celebrate our little dachshund, Tootie Mae’s birthday this week. She was born on January 15, 2009. We pet lovers were at a visitation at a funeral home and saw pictures of the deceased on the memory board holding two very cute puppies.
Paul and I had no desire of adopting a house pet at the time.
We asked our nephew where the lady got them and after we paid our respects, Jeff, the breeder took us to his house. A fine litter of beautiful dachshunds were moving about in a new playpen. Our eyes focused on the pup across the room.
A slightly older and larger dark female dachshund was sprawled out on the couch, her large front paws hanging over the edge, her tail wagging to the music of the moment.
She was no ugly duckling, although, no littermates were by her side. We were told her brothers and sister sold.
The pup kept her big brown eyes on us and we exchanged warmth with her. We felt a bond before I opened the checkbook. The adoption was soon a done deal and I took her in my arms. She sat on my lap all the way home.
She loved her new home, the little blue house at the end of the road and her new name. Tootie Mae Sartor enjoyed the country life we knew.
Then one day in late fall close to six years ago now we told her we were moving to Brownsburg and in mid-February of 2014 the move happened.
Paul and I packed up our belongings and relocated. She sat on my lap and watched out the window all the way here.
Tootie Mae spends her senior dog days keeping us in line and being the best friend canine ever. Tootie is smart and happy and full of pep.
Since I mention her so much in the column she has a fan following back home and even gains favorable attention from a few Brownsburg Bull Dogs here.
I pondered on what to give this pampered pooch for her birthday other than a shampoo and manicure and an extra treat. This grateful pet owner is dedicating this article to her and wrapping it up in a good paper.
Its time for her back rub! I almost forgot to tell you she is spoiled.
I can be reached by phone at 317- 286-7352 or drop me a line to 649 South Grant Street, Brownsburg, IN., 46112.