Meet Misha, an intelligent girl though smaller in stature had a personality that was larger than life! She was Phoenix, Lanai and Roscoe’s sister, Lanai’s co-puppy trainer, Ross’ herding partner, our warming presence when anyone in the family was sick and so much more.
We met Misha back in the fall of 2005, when she was just five years old. Sassy and spirited, this girl walked into our lives and planted deep roots in our family from that time on.
Misha took great pride in helping me, along with Lanai, raise all of the many pups that came into our care–and I mean MANY! She was a dominant personality who had zero tolerance for unruly behavior, and when a pup needed correction, she felt she always needed to be right there beside me to back me up…LOL.
In conjunction with watching puppies, herding the wayward dogs during the hikes who didn’t come when called (she and Roscoe were great partners in this job duty), she was also the family’s nurse. Hence, one of her nicknames: “Nurse Mish”. Anytime one of us were sick, she was right there to sit or lay with us, along with her brother Ross who would do the same. She especially faithful to lay with Jordie when Jordie wasn’t feeling good–they had a very special bond.
Funny things we’ll miss–and always reflect on–are:
We were extraordinarily blessed to have her with us for as long as we did and truly thank our Lord Jesus for the gift that she was!
Misha, we will always love and miss you more than words can say and hope to be reunited with you some day when The Lord calls us home. Until then, sweet girl, GO PLAY!