Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LIVE LIKE A DOG.../Farewell Wu-Ling

I want to express my sympathy to Wu-Ling's mom. Wu-Ling was one of our foster dogs who was adopted twice and returned. He couldn't seem to stop marking in his home. After his second return, I found a spot for him, and he lived there several months. His new owner had his bladder checked out and we realized he had bladder cancer. No wonder the poor guy couldn't stop marking. This wasn't found on earlier tests. Wu-Ling was loved by his owner, and it was a tough loss for her. Rest in peace, sweet boy.
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LIVE SIMPLY.
We should live like dogs-- dogs that are cared for and loved! Carbona, above, was one of the puppy mill dogs. Our group took eleven of them. One of our reps went back to get a few more! Carbona was missing most of her lower jaw (like Anna). Her chances of adoption were slim. If people just knew how sweet these dogs are!
LOVE GENEROUSLY.

This is Betty-- now DeeDee. She was adopted this week and now lives with her new best friend, Buffy. They play and run in the snow and enjoy lap time with their owners.
CARE DEEPLY.

This is sweet Mattie. All of us in rescue who were around when she was in our care fell in love with her. She was severely abused and suffered a bad accident-- she lost her sight, but knows her owners!! She is so loved.
SPEAK KINDLY.
This is Maggie-- Kay and Claretta's Peke. They have the NICEST kennels I've seen! The dogs aren't in them often, but they sure have a nice place to go hide out if they want to. She is best friends with Teddy, who was adopted from us. They love to tear through the house together!
WHEN A LOVED ONE COMES HOME, ALWAYS RUN TO GREET THEM.

This is Amazing. She was another of the puppy mill rescues. She's with her new dad here and adores him! She loves to be in the yard and is best friends with Grace, another puppy mill rescue. Amazing knows how to sniff out treats in the refrigerator-- she gets chicken and cheese treats. She is so loved now!
NEVER PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO FOR A JOY RIDE.

Here is Grace. Look at that face-- you can't pay for this kind of devotion and love! Her new parents just told me that she loves to throw her knitted ball into the air. Last night, it flew into the water bowl! She ran all around the kitchen trying to find where it went. She knows how to sit on command-- how could she know this? Wouldn't it be great if she could talk to us and tell us about her life.
ENJOY THE FRESH AIR AND WIND ON YOUR FACE.

Grace is posing-- this is not her natural stance-- that would be looking adoringly at her dad and playing in the yard! :-) TAKE NAPS.

This is Carbona-- she is in the shelter in this picture. But, get ready for the next one!
STRETCH BEFORE RISING.

Carbona is with her best friend Bently. Bently is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. He and Carbona were best friend at the rescue shelter. He has a serious heart condition (from poor nutrition and treatment in the puppy mill) and Carbona is missing her jaw-- but they are precious and in their forever home.
RUN, ROMP AND PLAY.

Carbona is with her new mom. Her mom has a little Dachshund who "owns" all the toys in the house. But, when Carbona came, he brought her his special rabbit toy. Now, if he comes near the rabbit, Carbona growls at him! So funny! Carbona now rules the house.
THRIVE ON ATTENTION AND LET PEOPLE TOUCH YOU.

This is Cesar-- he's been on the blog before. He was also rescued from the puppy mill raid. He was in pretty rough shape, but now he is just beautiful! I love the before and after pictures that show how far they've come.
ON WARM DAYS, STOP TO LIE ON YOUR BACK ON THE GRASS. ON HOT DAYS, DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND LIE UNDER A SHADY TREE.

Cesar enjoys his days now-- with a family that knows he is special.
WHEN YOU'RE HAPPY, DANCE AROUND AND WAG YOUR ENTIRE BODY. (JEANNE, I CAN JUST SEE YOU DOING THIS-- REALLY!)

Cesar has made his new parents so happy.
DELIGHT IN THE SIMPLE JOY OF A LONG WALK. BE LOYAL. NEVER PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT.


AND WHEN SOMEONE IS HAVING A BAD DAY, BE SILENT, SIT CLOSE AND NUZZLE THEM GENTLY. YOU CAN TEACH THEM TO BE GRATEFUL FOR EACH NEW DAY.
THE LIFE OF OUR DOGS IS JUST GREAT!

9 comments:

lady jicky said...

How wonderful to see them all so happy - dogs and owners :)
Your words are so true Linda!!

I would like to ask - why do so many dogs have their bottom jaws missing? I think I am afraid to ask but ... I want to know.
Oh - cavvies do have heart problems that run in their breed but ... I am sure that little one never got seen to.
I am so sad about Wu-Ling Linda , may he rest in peace now.

Jeanne said...

Very nice blog today.....did bring tears though.

Linda said...

I just received a wonderful comment on this blog and have permission to share it. I want all my foster parents to see it. Thank you for all the support you give us!

"I was reading the blog this morning and I was wondering (with tears in my eyes) how do you do it? Every time I think of one of those wonderful dogs being hurt and used so badly I just want to crack. I am in awe of what you and all those you work with do. The things you must see and all the pain you endure for those helpless but awesome little pekes.

Just know that you and all those that go out on a limb are in my prayers, God has given each and every one of you such a gift. The pekes that come to your care are so very blessed indeed.

I thank you"

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO HELP THESE DOGS-- IT IS A REAL BLESSING.

Linda said...

From one of our foster moms in response to the comment:

That is so nice. It's always nice to know when you're appreciated. The best thanks you can get is in the look of a grateful dogs eyes.
You are doing God's work.

Linda said...

Lady Jicky-- Many small dogs (and big ones) are abused. If they received any kind of severe hit or kick to the jaw, it can easily break it. The jaw then loses blood supply, and is absorbed back into the body as is "dissolves." The remarkable thing is that many dogs can commensate for this loss-- they are amazing!

Linda said...

Thank you for the sweet comments to this blog-- I think it has touched a lot of hearts. Here is another reply from one of my foster moms!

"Without you and Jeanne I would have never had this opportunity to do what I feel is such a small part in helping these kids find better lives and loving homes. There are just so many and I for the life of me I don't understand why. These little babies just look at you with the brightest eyes and hearts of gold. To me they are the most special Angels on earth."

lady jicky said...

I understand now Linda. Dogs have such good souls . they go through all that and still want to be in a home with a human. Incredible when you think of it!

Then again - you and all your fosters must be like heaven to them when they get away from those shocking excuse's for human beings!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Rest in Peace sweet little Wu-Ling.

My puppies are definitely my best friends, my kids and my guardian angels <3

Linda said...

Here are two more comments from my foster moms to say thank you to those who support our work with these precious Pekes:

Yes, there are people out there who have kind hearts, and recognize the efforts of our group.

That makes my day!!!
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If it weren't for the website and Linda I wouldn't have even known I could foster and what a need there was. It's easy to answer when we get asked: "how can you let them go". Because there is another waiting:) My sadness is removed immediately because we know they have forever of happiness and another one gets his/her turn.
Thank all of you!

PEKES

PEKES
MUST LOVE PEKES