April was born on the 21st of April 1999. She came into CCRT when she was barely one year old and came to me as a foster. After a very short time we both decided she should stay as a permanent family member.

This little 3 pound girl was timid and shy but loved people but only adult people – kids scared her as did large dogs and cats. Getting pets and treats were her favorite pastimes. April loved to chase butterflies even though she never caught even one. Picking strawberries right off the plant was another favorite of this fruit loving girl. As soon as snow arrived she would be happy staying indoors until spring arrived. Rain was not well tolerated and wind was absolutely to be avoided. I think it hurt her ears. Racing around the yard with sisters Rora and Sadie kept her in trim shape all summer. On wet or cold days she just chased them in the house.

On Friday, the 23rd of September of this year she began showing signs of some health problem. By Sunday she was nearly comatose. Despite the vet care she was obviously not going to regain any quality of life. I had to make the very difficult decision to let her go. April will be missed by all of us.