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I lost my 16 year old cockapoo, BeaJae, on 2/18/08 to old age & heart disease. I adopted her from the Humane Society when she was 8 weeks old, so loosing her was really hard. It took about a year to decide I was ready for another dog. Then on 3/14/09 my cat, Shilo, passed after being with me for 10 years. She had been a rescue from a hoarder, but the arthritis had gotten too severe. At the local shelter was a West Highland White Terrier/Yorkie/Maltese mix. They were calling her "Alice". She was about 11 months old, had been picked up as a stray, & needed me as much as I needed her. Her name is now Baylee. She's a sweetheart - a total character with personality to burn.
My pure bred Husky, Jackson had been hit by a car and killed. My cat, SLY was missing him. He kept going to the back door and meowing like I forgot to let him in or something. So, I called our local pet finders and asked them to bring me 1 Female kitten. The lady said no problem, I'll be right over. Well, when she showed up, she had a box of 3 kittens, all of which had been hand fed since they were 3 days old. One, was so small he would fit in the palm of my hand, one had an eye infection and sneezed constantly and one was perfectly healthy. So, what could I do but take all 3. Squint (short-haired), Squirt (medium) & Sqeak (long haired) - ALL MALES and all from the same litter! And my cat, SLY, just fell in love and took care of these little guys. He became MR MOM! I have 5 cats - all males. Sly (black) was also rescued here in town, he was living in the autoshop's bathroom. Einstein (my oldest cat) is not as impressed with these guys. He prefers to discipline them every chance he gets! But then, he's from back east!
Kitzi was a pregnant stray who showed up at the home of a kind woman in the next town who fed her everyday. One morning the woman discovered Kitzi had had a litter of five kittens during the night. Three of them were adopted right away, and the woman took Kitzi and the remaining two to a local animal hospital to be boarded until they were adopted. I went to the hospital with a friend and her cat and fell in love with Kitzi right away. The time had come for me to adopt a longed-for cat. She stole my heart from that day and we bonded immediately. She has been a loving and funny companion for the last 13 years, my life has been enriched beyond measure by this beautiful calico.
Barbara M, NJ
When Ali first came around he was an un neutered fighter. He stayed around my place so I started calling him Muhammad Ali. There are alot of forclosures in my area, although I'm not sure, its possible thats why he no longer had a home. He is now neutered and had all his shots, he no longer fights, so now he is just Mr Ali. He is just the sweetest little guy and he has a home with me.
My family wanted to adopt a dog from Save-A-Pet and so off we went to look at all the dogs. We walked up and down the kennels and then came out to the front and put down the names of dogs we wanted to meet. My daughter insisted that we write down Jacks name. My husband said no because Jack only has three legs. My daughter looked him straight in the face and asked him if he would love her any less if she only had one leg! Well, guess what! Jack got put on the list and the moment we saw his beautiful brown eyes he was in our hearts and in the car coming home. You would never know he is missing his right hind leg because he can do everything every other dog can do. He is the happiest dog in the world. Our life is so much better with Jack in it.
We had just lost our little dog to a horrific accident. My friend told us she had given her aunt a little dog who was the sister of ours and the aunt had put her out in a pen separate from the big dogs because she didn't want to house-train her. The aunt had lost her little poodle and my friend thought she would love another little dog. When we went to see Pookie, she was barking and running wild in circles around the pen. Wayne thought she would never calm down, but in my heart I knew she was a GREAT little find. She is now the most precious, loving and funny little girl. A real little ball of fur. We are truly blessed.
I do animal rescue and sometimes foster dogs for a local shelter. I got Missy the day after she was spayed and was to keep her until she was healed. Then I was to bring her to the offsite adoption center. The day arrived and she came down with kennel cough. So, the adoption would have to wait until she was well. This little pom/chi mix was so cute but was terrified of everyone. I am the only person she trusts. The day finally came that I had to take her to the adoption center. I drove there with dread. After we checked in, I was holding Missy and noticed that she was leaking urine so off to the vets we go. After many tests and much money, she is incontinent. Now who would want to adopt a dog that is scared of everyone and leaks urine? It has been a year now. I am still the only one she trusts even though I socialize her every chance I get. I even take her shopping to the hardware store. When I broke my leg, she was my constant companion. When I go to feed the horses or the potbelly pigs, she jumps on the golf cart to go with me. She goes everywhere with me, even the restroom. At bedtime, she has her bed and wears her diaper but she is worth the price. She is a constant companion and such a snuggle bug. It is hard that she doesn't trust anyone but this little dog has completely stolen my heart. She makes me laugh when she runs around the ranch in big circles or tries to help me garden. She is precious to me and has a forever home, my diaper dog.
Somebody abandoned a small kitten near a busy street in town; I found her outside a store nearly starved to death. Although she ran from other concerned folks, when I spoke to her she literally jumped into my arms. It took a good deal of time and effort to nurse her back to health, but Kaboodle has brought so much love into the house in return that I think I got the better end of the deal. She's 4 now and spoiled beyond belief, just as she deserves.
I had already taken my dog for a walk earlier in the day but I had to stay close by as I was taking care of my nephew who was playing in the neighborhood. My dog Maggie has a lot of energy and later in the day I decided to walk her around the block again.
I was walking down the road when I noticed a man stopped on his motorcycle He pulled up beside me and wanted to know if I knew who owned the cat that was hurt and was lying in the bushes. I rushed over to check out the kitten. She was hurt pretty bad. I hurried and took my dog home and grab a blanket. By the time I got back the kitten had moved behind the bushes and was between the bushes and a fence. The owner of the house was not home so I called my friend and between the two of us we were able to get the kitten out. I did not think she would survive the night. This was Saturday and I had to wait until Monday to get her into the vet.
My former Boss was always teasing me about rescuing stray dogs so I emailed him a photo of the kitten. I no sooner got off the computer and his wife called. They had just lost their cat and the one that I had found was a twin to the cat that had passed away. Of course they took the kitten.
Molly is so lucky in so many ways. Where I found her is not where I walk and had that man not stopped me I might not have even seen her in the bushes. She is in a loving home now and doing great.
Mimi is a boy kitty adopted from my colleague, his mother said Mimi was destroying their furniture so he had to throw it over. At first I intended to help the colleague find a new host for the kitty, I failed. Then I asked the colleague to send the cat to my home. I called him Mimi, later someone wanted to adopt it, but I love the cute cat, and I am woried about he would not be kindly treated without me. Now he is more than 1 years old and I will live with him forever even if sometimes he is so naughty.