Thirteen years ago yesterday, January 1, my neighbor brought me this adorable little 6-7 week old puppy. She told me she found her running down the street and asked me if I would take her. I agreed and immediately began looking for her owners. (I also immediately took her to the vet and got her puppy shots). I went to each neighbor and she belonged to none of them. I even put an add in the paper and no one came forward to claim her. I came to the conclusion she had been “dumped.”

About 2 weeks after she came to my house, she came down with Parvo (a highly fatal canine illness). I took her to the vet and with proper medicine he was able save her – because she had gotten her shots.

Two years ago in November, my brother’s dog bit her in the eye and she ended up losing that eye.

This is my baby, Bria. She adopted me 13 years ago, yesterday.

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49 thoughts on “Bria

  1. I want a Glen. I’m hoping that, after we get settled in our new home, we might be able to get one. But they are so expensive, and there’s a two year waiting list. I can dream. Maybe I’ll get a cat. πŸ™‚ I love them, too!

    • Yes! She is a good dog as a household pet. She is a mixed breed and I’m not sure what mix but I suspect it is part minature poodle and part Shiz Szu. She is a small dog. She lives indoors with me and always goes outside to potty. She has to be groomed during the hot summer and I let her grow out in the winter and she has a fluffy warm coat.

  2. aww ! what a fighter she is ! Like the owner perhaps πŸ™‚ so happy you adopted her and I bet she couldn’t have had a more loving and caring owner. I love dogs. They are the best friends.

    • Thank you! She is a pretty spoiled little dog but she is still sweet. I take her with me to a lot of places. I have a little dog carrier bed in the front seat of my car. I don’t take her if I am going to take more than 10-15 minutes. Also, she goes on trips with me. She’s a great traveler.

  3. Hello Bria! Isn’t it sad when we can’t explain to little ones (people or pets) when something hurts them? All we can do is love them through it. Bria looks well loved. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Colleen! Yes, she is well loved (and spoiled). I know what you mean about not being able to communicate with them and how hard it is sometimes. The other day, the ice was melting off my roof and when it slid and hit the ground it scared Bria. (She could hear it from inside). She started trembling and I tried to explain to her what it was. She trembled all day as it was melting. It was sad.

    • Thank you! She is a sweet little girl. I hope she lives a long long time because she is such a sweet companion. Yes, she would have died had I not adopted her, or, rather, if she had not adopted me. πŸ˜€ Do you by any chance still have the email on my post of Bria? Mine got deleted accidentally and I couldn’t find it in my trash. If you do still have it will you email it to me at Thanks!!

  4. A very very moving story PJ ! Happy 13 years to you and Bria πŸ™‚ She is one brave girl,surviving abandonment,near death and accident…

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