Monday, July 26, 2010

Update on Roxie....

I received an update from Roxie's mom....they are doing great! Roxie is working on her manners but adjust very well. Dawn and Roxie are a great pair......

Update on Cali....

As most of you know Cali tested positive for heartworms. I am happy to say, she just completed week two of her recovery and is doing great!! She is such a good girl. She takes all her medicine and eats all her food with no problems. We have sorta spoiled her rotten and allowed her to lay on the couch and sleep in the bed. Cali has two more weeks left of recovery and she will go back to the Dr. for another test. Lets all keep our paws crossed that this one is negative. I know she is ready to get in that backyard and play with Sammie.

Sammie and Cali napping

Cali and Kid resting

Kid goes home....

Kid has been adopted!! Last weekend Kid stayed for a sleep over with the Trocchio family. She was a little scared and nervous at first but warmed up to this fun-loving bunch in no time. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place for her. Lots of energy, place to run and play, so much love and plenty of playmates.
We went back Tuesday evening to check on her and the smiles on the boys faces made my week. This is why I do this.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Roxie finds a new home....

As most of you know, we took on a special dog a few weeks ago in hopes of finding her a new home. Roxie is a Pit Bull that belonged to some dear friends of my mom and dad. Unfortunately, they are having to move and since Roxie is a Pit Bull and larger dog, she is not able to relocate with them.
I learned so much about Pit Bulls throughout this experience.....I saw first hand how misunderstood the Pit Bull breed really are. At times, I just wanted to pull my hair out and scream at some of the emails I was getting. "She's not a trophy, she's is someones family member!!!"  People just didn't seem to care about the was more like "ooooh looky, a Pit Bull, coooool"
When Dawn emailed me her application, I was hopeful for good things......but what we ended up with, was a next to perfect match. Next to the family Roxie already has, Dawn was a perfect fit!
When Roxie and Dawn met last weekend, you would have never known these two had never met. Roxie loved her to death, she licked, rubbed, leaned....every positive sign she could give us, was given.
While I am very excited that Roxie has found her new home and I have no doubt Dawn will spoil her rotten and give her a perfect life....this was one of the toughest things I had to face.
After Roxie drove away, I stood there with the family that had to just let her go. Not even I could hold back the tears and sadness. I didn't even have words for this family, I couldn't say "I understand"....I couldn't say "I could imagine how hard this is".....I just hugged them both.
Losing your home is one thing but having to give up everything else in the devastating.
I went home this evening and hugged all my babies extra tight.
I am so glad I was able to help this family and I hope they know what they did was brave and great but most of all selfless. They are in my thoughts each and every day and while Roxie will always be in their hearts, I hope one day circumstance allow for another four legged bit of joy into their lives.
I will be checking in with Dawn will post more of an update on Roxie and maybe some new pictures of her and Dawn.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Heidi Goes Home....

This weekend was a great holiday weekend! On Saturday, Heidi got adopted and went to live at her new FURever home with Robert and Adaris Pickett. Robert had to work so I met Adaris half way. This is Adaris and Robert's first dog ever and I couldn't imagine a more perfect dog. Heidi is so sweet and a little shy at first but as soon as she learns to trust you, she is a very cuddly and playful girl. Thank you bunches to Adaris and Robert for choosing adoption and helping save one more!