Around F.C.

Critter Corner: Phoebe

phoebePhoebe the “street mutt” was adopted by her owners in 1995 after the D.C. Humane Society rescued her from a hurricane in St. Thomas. After collecting her from a Georgia Avenue shelter, her owners nursed her to health (with the help of the doctors at Falls Church Animal Hospital) and found themselves with a healthy, compassionate and loyal family member for the next 15+ years.

phoebePhoebe the “street mutt” was adopted by her owners in 1995 after the D.C. Humane Society rescued her from a hurricane in St. Thomas. After collecting her from a Georgia Avenue shelter, her owners nursed her to health (with the help of the doctors at Falls Church Animal Hospital) and found themselves with a healthy, compassionate and loyal family member for the next 15+ years. With one ear in a perpetual “flop” and the other standing stock upright, she retained a deceptively puppy-like demeanor to the very end. Phoebe was a regular at countless parks, but in her final, arthritic days she was content to hang out on grassy knoll in Frady Park, sitting quietly with her good friend Christopher the Cat (formerly featured in this column). Bearing the indignities of age (and the eventual arrival of baby humans) with true grace, she is remembered fondly and missed terribly. Her family hopes that Phoebe’s legacy will be a reminder to all the good people of Falls Church that many dogs await rescue and love today. That dog with the non-existent pedigree may just turn out to be the most long-lived and loyal companion a family will ever know.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*