Friday, November 6, 2009
Here are two of the dogs from the puppy mill raid that our group took in. Actually, two very special people, John and Terry, have changed their lives. You see, these two had very little chances of adoption. One was blind and deaf and the other had tumors all over. If it was cancer, she had little time left.
John and Terry picked these two out to give them a chance to sit in the sun, know love, eat well and sleep in comfort.
They are in the car, on the way to freedom!
"Are we there yet?"
This is Grace. She probably has a little something mixed in with her "Pekeness." :-) She has tumors, but the vet thinks they are not malignant.
She has that "deer in the headlights" look but she is just posing pretty for the camera. This is all new for her, so she'd doing her best to look beautiful.
Grace loves to play with toys-- she never had them before. She heard a neighbor fire a rifle (Grace's family lives in the country) and she was afraid. But, cuddling in hr mom's lap made her feel safe again. And her tail started to wag and she was fine.
This is Amazing. Look at those little teeth. Love that look. Amazing is deaf and blind. She also has a deep scar on her forehead-- probably from a dog fight. She is very submissive.
This is my favorite picture of her-- you can already see the confidence building in her.
And her sweet face is beautiful. Rescuing these precious dogs is so fulfilling-- WE are the ones who are blessed when we help them. WE are the ones who see the smiles come, receive the kisses, get the hugs and see their joy bloom.
We get to see them begin to explore and feel safe in their new environment. Amazing uses her nose to find her new dad-- and she starts wagging her tail as soon as she smells her new parents walk into her room. We foster parents smile with tears in our eyes as we see them progress and become "real dogs."
And here's Grace and Amazing-- or as we call the pair, "AMAZING GRACE."
They are safe now-- and these two are HOME, where they will remain the rest of their lives. Thank you John and Terry for being part of the miracle of these dogs.
I just received a new update on Grace. Here's what her new mom said: "Little Grace (the sighted one) went down the hall last night for the first time...she followed me until we hit doorways, then she dove into the bedroom, library, bathroom sniffed in each room then ran back to the hall to make sure not to lose me. Then she ran back to her playpen, and got on her hind legs to get me to lift her in....wagging, but enough new stimulation for the moment. they are precious." THANK YOU for taking such loving care of these two!!