Monday, January 31, 2011

Puppy Mill Dog Flies Out of Denver in Style

  I got this photo from Holly's new mom.  Every person that sees this picture of her flying out of Denver says, "I wonder what was going through her head".   I'm guessing she was taking it in stride and marveling at how her life has gone from a Missouri puppy mill dog auction to Denver and now on to sunny Tucson.  Ain't life grand!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Holly gets adopted

A really great couple applied for Holly and with every conversation, I knew they’d make great parents for her. 
This was my first fostering experience.  It was fun and yet a lot of work.  And then there is the letting go.  I’m going to miss that little nut and while part of me is ready for the house to return to normal – the other part of me is going to find normal so boring.  The dog pen won’t block the front door and all the couches can be uncovered since our older fur kids don’t jump up on them.  There won’t be tangled leashes as we tried to walk 3 dogs.  I won’t have to go see what every thump and crunch is coming from the other room.  We won't be awoken an hour before our alarm.  Still - the parting is bittersweet.  Her new mom pointed me to a nice story with a quote that really resonates with me.
Oh my heart: it is broken today because I miss him unbearably. Yet I continue to remind myself as experience has taught me that soon it will form to be a scar … and now the departure scar on my heart will show that I too belonged and was cared for very deeply otherwise the wound that produced that scar would have never happened. I am so thankful for my scar soon-to-come because it means that we took the time to make that difference to each other and in this I find peace. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Holly is non-stop entertainment

I was thinking about how lucky Holly was that the Pueblo Collie Sheltie Rescue saved her (and 3 others) off the Missouri dog auction.  Where would she have ended up?  She was a young female destined for producing litters of puppies but she was saved and managed to make it out undamaged. She made it out with her spirit, her teeth, and her personality.
Now she is getting closer to finding a forever family, showered with love. Who knows whose lives she will touch?  In the meantime, she is keeping us entertained.
I have two videos, one I call “insane mode” where she displays her unique style of chasing a ball and then another of her watching herself in the video at my computer desk. She is a nut.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year

December began with the addition of 2 foster dogs.  January begins with the adoption of Noel.  Noel found the perfect forever home.  Now Holly is enjoying all the puppy attention but she hasn’t had any luck in getting Gracie or Dudley to play with her.  She enjoys sleeping on the couch.  She is a nut but we love her.  She went for her 1st walk the other day and enjoyed all the sights and smells.  She walks with a bouncy trademark Sheltie swish.

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Here is a fun Jib Jab video I made to say Happy New Year.  Enjoy!

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