It's been a few months since we adopted Addie (now renamed Smidgen) but I just wanted to give a quick update. She has just turned out to be one of the most wonderful little dogs on this earth!!! She picked up on housetraining very quickly, she also learned how to sit, stay, shake, and kiss very very quickly. She is one smart little dog! Her and her sister (Sissy) got along perfectly from day one and have been inseparable ever since! They get walks every day and on Sundays we take a few hours to go to the dog park for some real fun! They get a new compressed rawhide or porky twist every night. They get at least one new toy pretty much every Saturday when mommy runs errands and does her shopping. Treats galore. We definitely live a "dog's life" here in our house :-) I give them little pieces of fresh chicken, ham, turkey, etc when I'm cooking.
One story that's pretty funny: I was putting some fresh ham out for dinner around Christmas and I was cutting some away for the dogs. I immediately gave the "fattier" pieces to my boyfriend and the better lean pieces to the dogs. When he asked why, I said (without thinking at all), "well, those pieces on your plate are too fatty for the dogs - they need the good pieces". And then I realized how that probably looked/sounded to my boyfriend and we both laughed. Yes, that is how our dogs are treated in this house! Like royalty! Only the best for these puppies! :-) I've attached some recent pics.
Thank you so much for being such a great organization and doing all that you do to find these precious animals a loving home! I recommend your shelter to anyone and everyone that I hear is looking for a dog or cat.
Also, below is a cute story. I subscribe to an email newsletter from Dr. Jon on Petplace and one of his readers sent this in. I thought you all would enjoy it. Because, yes most of the time, you really do wonder - who rescued who?
I Rescued a Human Today
I rescued a human today.
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I
had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't
been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I
didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.
I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in
someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A
tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all
would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so
bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep
her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to
do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her
eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more
are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be
saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.
- Family: Jennifer
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