Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 - Giblet!  Whoo-hoo I'm Giblet!  Oh Oh Oh, I like squeaky toys!  My brother and my sister are neat.  Hey is that a treat?!  Ummmm......oh and bones......I like bones.  I don't like it when my sister sits on my head.  I do like laps though, good places to sleep.  Oh....squeaky toy!.....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 - It took a few days of coaxing, but I did manage to get Tick Tock to give me her words. 
Tick Tock - Hi there, nice to meet you.  I really do like people, and I am very grateful for being saved.  I come from South Carolina and was found paralyzed by ticks.  A team of amazing, and not squeamish, people spent several hours picking hundreds of ticks from my body.  Don't worry, those little buggers did not give me Lyme!  I sat in a shelter for a bit, and then drove up to Pennsylvania with some nice people.  Suddenly, there I was, surrounded by a bunch of dogs and being taught an invisible fence.  Wow I do not like to go near the line that zaps!  I am a gentle soul and really just want a quiet home to call my own.  I really enjoy walking on a leash and curling up in the sun.  Being abandoned to be eaten alive was pretty traumatic but I'm willing to give life another shot if you are....

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 - Sometimes in rescue we don't take the time to stop and listen to what our rescue dogs are trying to tell us.  We know they have stories and backgrounds and we become so accustomed to telling people we don't know their past, focus on their future.  Having spent a little over a week really listening to the thoughts and feelings of some of my foster dogs, I encourage you to just sit with your pet, or your foster and appreciate that they do have a past, they have a story.  And we are given the privilege of being a part of their future and of that story.  Thank you for taking the time to listen with me. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 9, 2012 - Hi there, I'm Muffin, or Muffins as some call me.  Well, never did a blog entry before, never really had anyone pay attention enough to my thoughts long enough to share.  For the first time in my life I'm allowed to be a lap dog which is confusing and amazing at the same time.  It's so exciting to have people pay attention to me and not just ask me to be a stuffed animal.  I was purchased I'm told and spent most of my puppy time in a crate because no one had time for me.  Now that I'm 9 months old, the people who passed me around a bit, said that they acknowledge they have no time for me and gave me over in the Petsmart parking lot to a nice group of people....who immediately had some smiling man stick me with a needle!  Honestly, is this any way to treat a puppy....well, yes, I'm told it actually is.  I do NOT like getting a bath, but I am grateful not to have so much fur sticking out oddly.  Cutting my nails is not my favorite thing either, but I am glad they no longer curl under by my paws, it was tough to walk.  I adore children, I like to be gentle with them because they are fragile like me.  I really do like people, and want to spend time with them.  I am currently in a home with a lot of other dogs and they are all very nice, but to be honest, I'm partial to the quiet and am a little overwhelmed.  I still like my peaceful me time, but I do love this thing called affection......I think that's all I really have to share for now, thanks for listening. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012 - Heath - Hi there I'm Heath!  I'm a puppy!  I love to run and play and swim and play....invisible fence, I know the invisible fence!  A leash is a chew toy I can take with me on walks!  Ok, so I'm not housetrained BUT I am great in the bath and I LOVE LOVE LOVE KIDS!!  Kids are so cool, they are small people with sticky fingers to lick.  My brothers and sisters and I were handed over to a nice group of people called Veterinarians.  THEN, we went to a very cool place with lots of other dogs to play with.  And there were cats, lots of cats, very neat little creatures who I like a lot.  THEN, we moved to a place called Pennsylvania.  All of my siblings have been adopted into their new homes.  I know I'll get there.  Someone will want me, I'm handsome!  Until then, I'm learning all kinds of neat things and playing with lots of other dogs. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012 - I had a nice sit down today with Keeta, the sweetest southern belle.  I will provide translations to her story as those of us up north may require.

Keeta - Hey ya'all!  My name's Keeta and I'm a Kentucky gal, recently moved to farm country Pennsylvania.  I was found by some real nice people, chugged full of pregnant! (very pregnant)  I was there in a shelter with loads of other dogs barkin and carrying on.  I mean, every dog should have a few fleas, but these critters were hollerin like a stuck pig!  (No one is perfect, and yelling a lot) So then, I'm moved again to a real nice home where I got to rest and then, in two shakes of a sheep's tail, I was givin birth!  5 little puppies, no biggern' my paw.  And boy can these pups eat, just growin up like weeds.  I was busy as a stump tail cow in fly time!  (Very busy)  Then I'm told we're moving again.  So packed up we go, and headed north above the Mason-Dixon to Pennsylvania.  I learned this contraption called an invisible fence.  What a terrible thing, there I am walking along, enjoying sniffing, and suddenly zap, I'm just caught with my pants down and haulin tail away from that part of the property!  I reckon this is a good way to keep us critters from wanderin off.  Down south, we find it hospitable to visit the neighbors, but I'm told not to up here.  I do love children and think they are just the bees knees.  Cats and other varmint don't bother me.  I love to curl up on your couch and sleep, and to walk politely by your side on a leash.  I'm told I'm a very gentle gal.  Now that the kids are growing and getting ready to head off to their new homes, I would sure love a chance to find mine.  Come by any time and we'll set for a spell and have a real nice time. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012 - Isabell - Well, not really sure how this happened, I mean, wanderin' the big apple,  minding my own and suddenly bam!  Thrown in with a bunch a otha dogs in this big buildin' in Harlem!  I'm a good New York kid, never hurt nobody.  I'm told I'm actually pretty friendly.  I like to play with things, a little street ball, chill out with my peeps.  Oh yea, I am awesome on a leash, forget about them Westminsta' pups, I can roll with da best of em!  And now, after a really long drive out of the city, here I find myself, in the country!  There's nature out here, and it's pretty cool.  I learned this thing called an invisible fence, yea, there's no fence, just this thing that makes a weird noise when I go near I don't go near it!  I'm finally able to eat as much as I want, I'm told I'm a little thin which is all the rage in NYC but out here I guess they want a little curve on us ladies.  Oh, and there are kids in the area, lots of kids to play with.  So there you have it, I love the city, I love the country.  Gotta love New York! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012 - Day 2 of my blogging adventure.  Yesterday in the rescue we cleared out the garage of which I'm sure our garbage men are thrilled this morning.  Surprise!  We are set to receive 8 pallets of dog food on Saturday from Purina and have called in a team from our sister rescue, A Tail to Tell, to help us unload all the food.  No news from Abby adopter, she is considering other dogs as well, so we will continue to hope. 

Rocky - Well, I went shopping one day at the Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, PA, minding my own business and wandering around window shopping when suddenly I was arrested!  I found myself in the clink and given 3 hots and a cot.  And then, bail was set and a nice lady let me ride in her car to visit another nice lady...or so I thought.....I found myself then on a cold table, and the room was spinning.  When I woke up I felt lighter, and happier.....and my fleas and ticks were gone!  These people really know their stuff.  Then, I was allowed back in the car!  What a treat!  And then, and this part is so cool, they put a collar on me and I was allowed to run and run and run and then run some more around outside with lots of other dogs.  I showed them I am housetrained, no accidents, and I am determined to show off my great leash skills.  I love bones, I love toys, I love to play.  OH, and I am the best jumper!  I heard yesterday my people say that since I am such a snuggler (yes ladies, I do cuddle) and love kids so much (yup, family man too) that I should start training as a therapy dog.  No clue what that is, but I love a challenge!  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1, 2012 - Each day we will be sharing the deep thoughts of dogs in the rescue.  I have never written a blog before and feel the dogs have many great things to say, so they will be assisting in writing this blog.  As this is the first official blog, today we will share the thoughts of Abby.  As a little background, Abby was rescued from a shelter in South Carolina.  She was the mom of 9 puppies who she raised and who all have been adopted into wonderful homes.  Abby had a mangled leg which she dragged around, likely from being caught in a hunting trap or being hit by a car.  The shoulder had been dislocated and her toes were broken.  The muscles had atrophied because it had never been set or healed correctly.  Abby's leg was amputated a month ago.  She was also heartworm positive and has gone through 2 months of treatment. 

Abby - Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I am heartworm free today, having completed 2 months of awful pills and other things I had to swallow every day.  While I accepted these with grace, I can tell you it was awful!  I have discovered that I LOVE to sleep on the bed with my people or on my bed on the floor but am not much of a couch dweller.  I feel so light and airy.  I was told all dogs have 3 legs and a spare, so I gave up my spare.  Oh, and I saw on Facebook that my kids are doing well.  So nice of them to check in once in a while!  It's been a little tough because I was told 2 adopters were interested in me but changed their minds.  Everyone said not to worry, and sure enough, today someone else has asked about adopting me.  Paws crossed!!!