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I just wanted to show off my beauty and share the interesting story of how I found her and had to save her. I was sitting at home one Sunday morning, watching the local news when they brought out this puppy named Stephanie. She was found abandoned with her mother and 10 brothers and sisters. As soon as our eyes met, that was it. I was in love instantly. So, I went to the Houston Humane Society and walked around looking for her but she wasn't in any cage where the other dogs were. As I started to cry, I asked the receptionist about Stephanie. She went to the back and brought her to me. She had a respiratory infection and was being treated so she was in a special quiet part of the facility. I adopted her immediately and since she was sick, I had to wait a few weeks to take her home. But, I worked not but a few miles from there so I went on my lunch break every day to play with her and bond. I changed her name to Pepper cuz well, it's another of my fav things (jalapenos) I love her so much and she loves me back. She is the sweetest most loving animal and I am truly blessed to have her.
The Humane Society had so many animals it was heartbreaking. I'd take them all if I could. Enjoy the pic.
One August morning of 2002, a little orange tabby kitten wandered up to our house. We had lost our Sheltie, Brandy, two years back and we hadn't had another pet since then. We gave the kitten some milk and we knew that he didn't belong to anybody so we kept him. We named him Nosey, but the vet told us it was a girl so we named the cat Jasmine. And THEN the vet told us they were wrong and the cat was a boy, like we had thought to begin with. We didn't want to confuse our cat too bad, and he was already used to the name Jasmine, so we shortened it to Jazzy. Today Jazzy is six years old, going on seven, and a very big cat with gorgeous yellow-green eyes. At night he roams around the neighborhood and in the daytime he loves laying around on the floor in my room, or curled up in the old brown chair. We also have a dog, Joey, who Jazzy is surprisingly protective of sometimes. Jazzy can be moody sometimes, but we love that fat cat.
I had been volunteering at Adopt-a-Cat in Anchorage, Alaska. I would pick up several loads of laundry, wash them several times because there was an outbreak of ringworm -- and then lug them all back to the shelter.
One day, I asked my husband (Bob) to help me take the laundry back. I was folding and stacking when Bob said, "Look at this." I turned around and there was a tiny kitty curled up in his arms, tucked up under his chin. Sound asleep. Purring her brains out. I smiled and he said, she had leapt from one of the shelves and gone to sleep. He cuddled her for a long time (while I folded and stacked the laundry, of course).
The next time I needed to take laundry to the shelter, Bob VOLUNTEERED to help me. Pepper came running towards him as soon as we got there. Another volunteer explained that Pepper has the worst heart murmur they've ever heard. It's a 6 on a scale of 1-6. No medication will help. And until kitty heart transplants are available, there are no treatment options.
While I'm away on business, I call the shelter to find out how Pepper is doing and offer to foster her. I casually drop that into the conversation with Bob that night. Long story, short .... By the time I returned home from business, Pepper was adopted and living at our house.
Pepper is happy and healthy. Her heart has never given her a problem. Our vet said, just take her home and love her. She may not have a long life, but she will have a good life with us. I can't begin to tell you how much joy she has brought into our lives.
The first time we saw Slinky at the Humane Society shelter, we fell madly in love with him. We just couldn't resist those beautiful chocolate brown puppy eyes! Slinky was 3 years old back then, a bit on the thin side and was very shy. The adoption process took 3 whole days. I just couldn't wait to hold him again and to finally call him our pet baby. When the day finally came, I was so filled with joy! The first few months were hard on him. He was still getting used to my husband and me. His previous owners gave him up to the Humane Society because they couldn't afford to take care of him anymore. Now it's been a year & 2 months since we got him and we couldn't be happier. Slinky has brought a love into our lives that we will cherish forever! I thank God for giving us Slinky... for he's our little angel.
We rescued our pitbull Lola from a hoarder where she had probably been all 5 years of her life. She looks just like our Lucy, who we lost to cancer last year. I didn't think I was ready for another dog until I saw the email about Lola and I knew right away that I had to have her. Now she is learning what toys are, soft furniture and grass! We are having so much fun watching her learn how to be a dog! She is such a sweetie.
After my Lab Jersey Girl was hit by a car, I wanted another dog. I went to the shelter and they had two litter mates, one girl and one boy. I couldn't decide, and couldn't leave one behind, so I took them both. Bonnie is the white, and Clyde is the Red. Both have had some major health issues from mange to reoccurring ear infections. Bonnie had full knee replacement at 10 months, and Clyde recently had a root canal and crown on his bottom left canine. Now they are TWO and finally healthy (except for an ear infection here and there). They are my $10000.00 pound puppies, and I wouldn't change a thing. They make life so worth living!
Happy came into our lives at about 5 months old. He weighed 7 lbs. He had been abused, neglected, and his leg had been broken (the vet said it was the worst break he had ever seen, right at the growth plate). We were told he might lose the leg.
Happy never knew he had a problem or that he was different from our other dog, Gypsi. He played with her like any puppy would. The giant cast never stopped him for a second. We took him to the orthopedic surgeon and prayed for a miracle. After about a month they took the cast off and his leg had healed. Not perfectly, its slightly crooked but he's not in any pain. When he's standing still it looks like he's in the third position ballet pose.
Happy came to us with that name and we decided not to change it.
It seemed like a good omen, and as it turned out it was. He is the happiest. most grateful little dog you could ever meet. We are so blessed to have him.
My fiance and I had recently moved in together and I was dying to get a pet. Mark had never had a cat before and was pretty sure he was not a "cat person" but agreed to meet the big beautiful boy I spotted on PetFinder.com. Cush was sweet & gentle but the shelter told us he had been there for awhile because he slept through all his interviews. We took him home and he has come out of his shell and Mark is the proudest cat owner ever. Adopting Cush into our little family was the best decision we have ever made!
I received an email of this lab/pit girl needing rescue. For some reason, the picture spoke to me and I made contact with the rescue. After 3 months of arrangements and the help of a bunch of fabulous volunteers, we arranged to have her transported the 1300 miles from Missouri to Ct. She's the joy of my life!!
We found this little kitten in our garage one December night, about 13 years ago. Someone had put a child's costume bracelet around his neck; he had grown so much that the bracelet was cutting into his neck and causing him to have problems swallowing and breathing. We took off the bracelet immediately and took him into our hearts and our home. My daughters named him Frank. He is a perfect cat! He loves to sit on your chest and purr. When we work outside in the yard Frank follows us around like a dog - thus his title, The Dog Cat. We have gotten another cat and two poodles since Frank's arrival and he loves them all. Frank is the sweetest boy!