Saturday, November 22, 2014
Our Pets- Making a House a Home
Abby had been in foster care only a week when we met, with a very loving lady and her husband, but the scars from time in a shelter showed in her eyes. She was lucky - black dogs are the last adopted and the first euthanized in shelters. She was rescued just hours from death by the wonderful people at Love of Labs Indiana who drove hours and hours to transport her. They got her started on the heartworm treatment that was necessary to keep her alive, then worked to find her a loving home when she was well enough from that treatment to be adopted.
This photo was taken when she first showed up at the crash pad. She had been fed well and groomed carefully by the rescue folks but she was still thin from the heartworm treatment, scared at being someplace "strange" again and not even excited to get a treat.
Here she is now (and that tail is about ready to go into mach tuck)
Plus, it has made me happy to be able to donate all of the proceeds from the Book of Barkley to a number of organizations, including Love of Labs Indiana, Westside German Shepherd Rescue, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue, For the Love of Labs Rescue, Central Florida Weimaraner & Dog Rescue, Angels Among Us Animal Rescue, Willy's Happy Endings and the local humane societies of friends and family. It has been great to meet and great some of them, provide donations and autographed books for auctions and just share our stories. Barkley's story was not about me, or about money, it was about spreading a message of love and faith and hope.
If you are considering a dog or cat for your home, please consider adoption of a rescue dog - there are so many wonderful souls out there just waiting to be rescued.
Posted by Brigid at 5:00 PM