Tuesday, May 26, 2020


 I received a request over a week ago to help this little one.
 He was a stray and in bad shape.  But, I couldn’t tell you.  Oh my, that was hard.
 I wanted to show you how precious he was.
 As soon as I had him, I called the ophthalmologist.   He needed to be seen and they saw him.  I LOVE my vet contacts.  I’ve done rescue a long time, and they were so great to fit us in.
 He had a name from the shelter.  It was Criss Cross Applesauce.
 Why was that his name??   His nails were curled around several times, crossing over themselves.  So, they were Criss-crossed.
 So, even though it was because of this, the name was cute. He’s Applesauce . 😀
 He has fit right in. He plays w toys. He’s happy.  He had to be completely shaved down — even his tail.  He was very matted.  His eyes had not been cared for.  But, he’s doing okay.  He’s discovered most of the beds in the house.
Welcome to rescue, Applesauce.  Admit it. His name makes you smile. ❤️❤️

Monday, May 25, 2020


 People may not be allowed on swings but it didn’t say anything about dogs.
 Today is a three day week end because of Memorial Day so please take a moment to remember those who served.   Remember those who gave all.
Don’t be in a rush.  Just take time to step back and be thankful.

Sunday, May 24, 2020


 This is the little boy I posted about yesterday.
 His name is Sunny.
 He was bought as a puppy, but then put outside w the big dogs in a pen.   And he lived there. He’s about 9 years old.
 He is thin and blind in one eye.  He isn’t neutered and is heartworm positive.
 But—- he is safe now.  He will have treatment for his eyes. He will receive heartworm treatment.  He will be fed good food and be cared for.  
He is a happy boy in spite of everything.  Welcome to rescue, Sunny!! 🌞

Saturday, May 23, 2020


Dogs are in need in so many places.
Some people and rescues do such great work getting dogs from outside environments, or from situations where care is not being adequately provided. 
This little Peke was in one of those places with some beagle and hound friends.  He went straight to the vet for care. 
"Are you coming for me?"  
We hope to get this Peke this week-end.  It's all from people working together to help the dogs.   Once we have him, I'll post more.   His life will be different from now on.   😃 

Friday, May 22, 2020


Chance was one of a group of ten puppy mill dogs we took into rescue in November of 2009.    
Chance turned into a beautiful boy.   When he came into rescue, he was six years old and 8 1/2 pounds. 
Just look at what a beauty he became.
He went to live in Richmond and had a few Peke friends during the years he was with his mom and dad. 
Here he was with Hampton,  Hampton joined the family later, and they became best friends.
I'm always amazed at how dogs who have come from situations where they weren't care for-- and then they become such great pets and such beautiful dogs. 
Chance was one of those dogs.   He loved his home.   He loved his friends. 
Did he love getting dressed up? 
Did he love being groomed?   I don't know but he was stunning.
Chance began to have health issues and his heart was having problems.   But, he kept on going.   At 16-17 years old, he let his mom and dad know it was time and they loving let him go.   Losing a friend after so many years of love is incredibly difficult.   
Chance had so much love for the last 11 years of his life.   He was such a special boy-- run free now, sweet one.  💙


Minnie came into rescue two years ago. 
Minnie went through a few places, but seemed stressed, so she came to me.   (Piper and Minnie were checking on Clara-- the mama in her.)
She just needed to decompress.   She had been neglected for awhile before we got her.  She had lost several owners.  She had a bad eye ulcer, and we tried to save her right eye, but it was too damaged, so it was removed. 
We were just giving her time to decompress. 
But, she was so stressed, and had doggy PTSD.  We don't know what she went through, but we started her on meds to help her. 
Minnie just wants to "be."   Which is fine.  She can "be" here.   She is so good with Clara. :-)
Minnie was doing better at home, but  taking her anywhere-- the vet or groomer-- made her super stressed. 
Now I am her groomer-- so don't judge me.  I'm terrible at it.  But, I do it in stages and stop when it's too much for her-- less than five minutes. 
I noticed that Minnie had something on her eye.  I had it checked, but it grew. 
It was getting worse.  So, back we went.   She had a tumor and it had to be removed.  It was on the inside and outside of the lid.
It looked painful, but now she could heal.  She was such a good girl, and so brave. 
It's okay, Minnie.
I realized I had a lot of pictures of Minnie in her beds.   That's usually where I find her.
And another....
She is doing well, two weeks after surgery. 
She's healing well and the tumor is gone.   It takes about 5-6 weeks to heal and she had some infection the first week.  She's doing better now, and it shouldn't come back.   She has even started to paw my hand to pet her when she is close to me.   She will be 15 years old in a few weeks, and she is content, she is loved.   She can't climb the porch steps anymore, but waits for me to carry her.  Her life is good.  💜