Deering - Becca - High Point, NC
BARC’s Moonlight Dancer Becca
March 23, 2003
We picked up Becca (age 1.5 at the time) in Nashville in July 2004. On the way back to Greensboro, NC we spent the night in a motel. We were astonished, once we convinced her to come in the door, when she got straight up onto the bed. Our dogs were not allowed to do that. It was a long time after that before we ever saw her ON a bed again. Upon arriving home, she spent most of her time UNDER the bed. Eventually she ventured onto the bed, and all the house rules changed. We were so happy to see her there.
She earned the name Moonlight Dancer that first night at home. She was rather frightened in the house, but when we went out in the moonlight before bedtime, she was just so happy, running, spinning, doing flip flops and coming back and forth to us for snuggles. She continues this dance every night.
Since that first day, Becca has learned many things about being a dog in our family. She learned about going in and out doors and the daily routine from 12.5 year old Socrates. Some she had to learn on her own, like going in and out of automatic doors and riding in elevators during the Specialty in Frankenmuth MI just a few days after Socrates died. Other things she has learned from her BIG brother Xaro and her other brother Bruno, such as playing with stuffed toys, and chasing. At first it was Bruno chasing her, being rather bossy. But one day she turned on him and told him in no uncertain terms to back off. Now they actually play together, chasing and bouncing and flip flopping. She is one of the sweetest, most gentle dogs we have ever known.
Last May Becca had a thyroid carcinoma removed. With special diet and lots of loving there has been no more sign of the awful disease.
We treasure each day with Becca even more now.
E J and Suzanne Deering
High Point NC