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This is Poe, a 6 year old female Chiuahaha rescued by my daughter from a shelter that she worked for in S.C. Poe is a tiny girl and loves to cuddle and sleep under the blankets in my bed. Poe has had to be with several of our family members from time to time because of work schedules or transfers. But, we still kept her in the family all the while. When her mommie (my daughter) had to transfer from SC to California suddenly in June 2009, Poe was alone with a fellow friend of my daughter's who was out of the house for long hours at a time until Poe could be sent to California. Knowing that Poe panics when alone, I drove the two hours to get her, and keep her now with me until we can save up somehow to pay for her trip out West. I have posted about Poe needing to get to Cali. on a few sites as I cannot take care of her myself. I am disabled and have responsibilities towards a wondeful person who I call "Friend".
I am taking care of 3 dogs and two cats for my friend who rescued me and gave me a home, when I was left by my husband and had no where to go. So, I know a little of the plight of animals that are homeless. This is how I repay my friend for taking me in, by helping her with her pets.
Thank you all who are animal lovers such as I and my family. Without us, the lives of many of our lifetime friends could not be.
Our dogs are affectionately known as "Double Trouble." Sadie, on the left, and Jack on the right were both rescued from the Cowley County Humane Society in Winfield, Ks. through Petfinder.com. Jack was surrendered by his original owner, a truck driver who had gotten him to keep him company on the road, because he got car sick and Sadie was abused and surrendered by her original owner. Now they both live a life of luxury with all the treats they can handle. Our family would not complete without them!
Lazja Bear was, as a tiny puppy, abandoned in a convienant store in Boston, a customer found him sleeping on a shelf next to the sticky buns. My boyfriend who was working there brought him home to me. He had gotten into rat poison and was full of worms, but he pulled through and became the worlds naughiest puppy. But soon with lots of love, consistancy and training Lazja became the perfect dog. Gentle, kind and loving. He was close to 100lbs and was the most handsome dog I have ever known. Lazja adapted so well to any situation he was put in, we went everywhere together and he was my best friend in the whole world. There will never be another dog like him. We had 13 beautiful years together and I am grateful for every single second of them. My sweet Bear passed away last November, just 2 weeks before my wonderful gramma, who passed her love for dogs on to me. I know that they are somewhere wonderful together taking care of eachother till i see them again. I miss him and love him everyday. He is in my heart forever.
We found Kai when a lady came in to the store where my fiance works and they started talking about dogs. She told us his story. His first owner was killed in a car wreck and no one in her family could take care of him so they asked the vet to find a home. He ended up going home with a vet tech there but her husband was a truck driver and when they decided to go on the road together she asked her friend to take him. This lady could not keep him either though because her dogs had decided they didn't like him, so now she asked us if we wanted him. Being young college students we had always wanted a husky but did not have the money to buy one.
So we said yes and went to meet him. He is huge for a husky. When we got him he was underweight from grieving and also from the case of worms he had picked up being passed around. He weighed 67 lbs and was covered in fleas. Now he weighs right at 80 lbs and thinks he is a lap dog! He loves running and playing with his lad/chow mix brother and even my sisters tiny weenie dog/shit zu mix. He is an absolute joy and he loves everyone he meets. Some people are intimidated by the way he looks, but to us he's our teddywolf.
My entire family has always rescued animals. Too many abused, left to die, and unwanted have found new lives with us. Monti was in a deplorable
puppy mill, starving with sores everywhere, Beau was beaten, starved and left on the streets,Jake and Sarah also, hungry sick, discarded and left for dead. One by one we found them and now they are our angels. They go everywhere with us, and don't know they are animals. They are our children, now that the real ones are grown. They really enjoy going for rides on the golf cart, we call it the Mutt Mobile. Our neighbors love it. Especially when all our dogs and our two parrots all go.
This poor dog was tied to a tree all day with no water or food. He had 2 very tight collars around his neck. A friend went to get him but the police got there & said they were taking him to the County Animal Control. He was then scheduled to be put down because he was a pitbull. For 2 days we "hounded" Animal Control to give us this dog. We finally won. Tyson was about 6 months old, full of ticks, anemic & malnutritioned. He is now a 2 yr. old normal, sweet, healthy, baby boy who sleeps in our bed & loves to play with his sister, a chocolat lab. He is a lover not a fighter, sweet & gentle. We love him & could not imagine our life without him in it.
I saw this cute little black dog hanging around a near by school everday for about a month, a little dog that wanted to play with the kids, but of course for safety reasons the dog wasn't allowed on the playground. She wanted to play soooo bad that she almost was ran over many times, trying to get to them to play. She was hanging around the neighborhood, often coming to my mom's house, but no one had claims to her, matter-a- fact one of the neighbor's wanted to call the local dog pound. I decided to bring her home with me as a birthday gift. She is the love of our lives for nearly a year now, Gracie has a little boy to call her own, they run and play, without the danger of being hurt on a very busy road. I really love my birthday gift!
Frisky came to me 11 years ago at the age of two. She had been kept in a cage all her life. She was unable to run and play and be social. She has learned over the years to do all these things. She was a foster cat and needless to say I adopted her. She is a wonderful kitty.
I already had two cats when a friend and co-worker told me about a Siamese kitty that the security guard had found in a piece of pipe in the pipe yard at our work place. I really didn't need another cat but or some reason I felt compelled to take him. I name him Oliver and he is the sweetest thing ever! He loves toys and he loves to play in water. He gets along great with my other two cats Buster and Billy.
During a jazz concert in our local park, a tiny tabby wandered up on stage and stole the show. The Band named her "Rumba" since that was the type of music they were playing when she appeared. During the rest of the show she followed the singer around the stage during the audience to watch her instead of the human performer.
After the show I went to see her and since no one else came forward, brought her home. The other three cats in the household (all rescues themselves) weren't too thrilled and when Rumba set eyes on the large black male she immediately smacked him all about the face and ears. Two weeks later and he still stays out of her way.
The next morning the vet gave her a clean bill of health (save ear mites and fleas) and figured she was about 10 weeks old. She was underweight and had clearly been dumped in the park. A neighbor later mentioned that she had found a marmalade male of about the same age in the same park while walking her dogs and that she had found a home for him as well. I don't know if Rumba has any more siblings in the park but I haven't been able to find any.
It has been two weeks now and Rumba has settled in nicely. I have no idea why someone would abandon kittens in a park known to be home to hawks and other predators. I am glad though that this little jazzy kit is safe and warm today.