Well she came back to eat the next week but Mommy wasn't dressed when she came by and she took off before Mommy could get dressed, and that was pretty much the pattern for a couple of weeks but December 10th, she came back in the afternoon after Mommy was dressed. She hasn't ever done that before so Mommy was ready and she put a collar and leash on her and took her to the vet. The GOOD NEWS is she is SPAYED. The BAD NEWS is she has hookworms and HEARTWORMS. She is only around 12 months old. She acts like a real old dog, cause she feels so bad. To defray some of the cost of her heartworm treatment Mommy will be designing blog/facebook headers for donations (gifts) of $10.00 , you can contact us at our email or send us a private message on Facebook Alasandra Alawine (Sandra Ruth Jackson Alawine) to find out more. We suggest the private message on FB as the spam filter has been eating our emails. If you don't hear from us leave a comment on a post with a way to contact you. The banner is our way of saying thank you for helping us help Tuiren.
We named her Annie Tuiren (Too ren), and this is where we got the name Tuiren from................
BRAN AND SCEOLANBran and Sceolan were the two favourite hounds of Finn Mac Cumhal. They were so wise and knowing that they seemed human in knowledge, and so indeed they were. According to the Irish story, this was how they were born. One time Finn's mother Muirne came to stay with him in Almhuin (Allen) which was the headquarters where he lived with the Fianna, and she brought her sister Tuiren with her. And Iollan Eachtach, an Ulster man and one of the chiefs of the Fianna there, was with him at the time, and he asked Tuiren's hand in marriage from Finn, and Finn granted it, but he said that if Tuiren had any reason to be displeased with her bargain, Iollan should allow her to return freely, and he made Iollan grant sureties for it and Iollan gave sureties to Caoilte and Goll and Lugaidh Lamba before he took Tuiren away.
Now, whether Finn had any inkling of it or not it is certain that Iollan had already a sweetheart among the Sidhe and she was Uchtdealb of the Fair Breast, and when she heard that Iollan was married she was bitterly jealous. She took on the appearance of Finn's woman messenger and, going to Ulster to Tuiren's house, she said: 'Finn sends all good wishes and long life to you, queen, and bids you prepare a great feast, and if you will come aside with me I will tell you how it must be.' Tuiren went aside with her, and when they got out of sight Uchtdealb took out a rod and smote her with it, and at once she turned into a most beautiful little bitch, and she led her away to the house of Fergus Fionnliath, the king of the harbour of Gallimh. She chose Fergus because he hated dogs more than anything in the world, and, still in the shape of Finn's messenger, she led the little bitch in to Fergus and said to him: 'Finn wishes you to foster and take charge of this little bitch and she is with young, and do not let her join the chase when her time is near'; and she left the hound with him.
Fergus thought it a strange thing that this charge should have been put on him, for everyone knew what a hatred he had of dogs, but he had a great regard for Finn, so he did his best, and the little hound was so swift and so clever that soon he changed his notions altogether and began to like hounds as much as he had hated them. In the meantime it became known that Tuiren had disappeared, and Finn called Iollan to account for it, and Iollan had to say that she was gone and that he could not find her. At that his sureties pressed him so hard that he begged for time to search for her. When he could not find her he went to Uchtdealb and told her in what danger he stood, and she consented to free Tuiren if he would be her sweetheart for ever. She went to Fergus' house and freed Tuiren from her shape, and afterwards Finn married her to Lugaidh Lamha. But the two whelps were already born, and Finn kept them and they were always with him.
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