Weekly Pet Challenge – from the beginning

November 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm 18 comments

The Beginning of Sydnee Pee

Sydnee Pee became my daughter on March 6, 2005 – adopted from Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods, IL.  She was approximately 16 lbs and 3 months old. Her front right leg had been removed 5 days prior.  By the end of the year, she was full-grown at 55lbs.

Playing with a stick in the back yard with her ‘little brothers’


Sydnee’s first day home
March 6th, 2005

Playing stick with a little 7-year-old Peyton.


March 6th, 2005
leg had been removed March 2nd

Syd grew very rapidly.  Her body weight doubled within one month.

Picture taken 5 days after becoming part of the family. It is quite obvious that she had big ears, a big paw and a very expressive face.


March 11, 2005
look at those ears!

6 days later, daddy was already a victim to her feminine charms – she claimed her territory!


March 17th, 2005
Daddy’s couch, Daddy’s pillow

As Sydnee grew, her ears did some strange things.  Droopy one day, straight the next. 

(By the way, my couch no longer is my couch and it no longer looks like this!)

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April 25th, 2005
Mommy’s couch

Sydnee kept growing…


May 28th, 2005
The two Pee’s

As Sydnee grew, her body was adjusting to the extra weight and size – she was stumbling quite a lot.  Daddy was concerned, had an idea, did some research and contacted the University of Michigan.  Syd became a project for the UofM Department of Prosthetics.  I cannot say that she liked her new leg all that much, but she provided quite a bit of ‘fun’ subject material.


June 13th, 2005
Standing with Daddy

Sydnee discovered Daddy’s living room couch!


June 16th, 2005
On her way to world couch domination!

Gotta love the couch!

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October 16, 2005
with daddy’s blanket on top of the couch

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December 4th, 2005
honey bunny color

Sydnee’s first year was full of excitement.  She tore up a few pairs of shoes, a bunch of books, a couch cushion, a blanket, countless socks and underwear.  She figured out how to escape a crate, took over three couches, one bed, one truck, an SUV and became a full-time employee at daddy’s business.  However, the most important thing that happened was she adopted us – her daddy, mommy and brothers.

Sydnee Pee

Sydnee Pee

Come play the Pet challenge – Syd’s loves the company!



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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. joeyfullystated  |  November 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I love her ears (and all dogs who have ears like that) — so expressive!

    • 2. words4jp  |  November 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Thanx. I think she may be part bunny:)

  • 3. Master's Slave  |  November 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Awesome. You are a wonderful animated author and photographer. As a pet lover, i enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing your love. xo

    • 4. words4jp  |  November 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you so very much;)

  • 5. thehappyhugger  |  November 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Sydnee is well loved, as she should be 🙂
    Thanks for taking part, I love your posts.

    • 6. words4jp  |  November 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you. I am having fun participating. I thought I would give her a week off of modeling duties, so I dug into the archives – before the days of a digital camera;)

  • 7. Dom DiFrancesco  |  November 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Great pictures and such an awesome story, very uplifting, I loved it. 🙂

    • 8. words4jp  |  November 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks. Next week will be the turkey leg…………….

  • 9. gita4elamats  |  November 20, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I love Sydnee Pee! Tara is a couch despot, too

  • 10. claracheong  |  November 20, 2013 at 6:37 am

    awww i could really feel like i’ve met sydnee pee already ! this is absolutely heart-warming ❤ 🙂

    • 11. words4jp  |  November 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      thank you:)

  • 12. lynnkennison  |  November 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Sniff sniff… such a heart warming story.. Thank you for sharing:)

    • 13. words4jp  |  November 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      licky, licky:)

  • 14. becca givens  |  November 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Champion of inspiration … and a beautiful girl too!!

  • 15. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart  |  November 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your journey together with us!!

  • 16. Wordifull Melanie  |  November 24, 2013 at 3:50 am

    She is adorable. Lucky she found you 🙂

    • 17. words4jp  |  November 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      and we are lucky to have found her, as well. xx


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