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I’ve been with my new family, in my new forever home, now for eleven days. It was really hard for me to adjust at first and I was depressed, not wanting to eat, not even wanting to wag my tail. I was confused, wandering around trying to find my real family that I’d been with for what must have been fifteen years. Day by day, after two vets examined me, after baths and massages, after being hand fed, I perked up. Now, I’m doing much better. My appetite isn’t what it used to be but I am eating and I get biped food which is really yummy. My biped mom told me that there are a lot of kind people all over who have wished me well. I wanted to say a huge thank you and that I feel the love. Hope you all feel the love back to you from me. Wag wag, Lady Luck
A very valuable post, especially in light of our discovering that Lady’s appetite is leaving, singling that our days with her are numbered. It is with a heavy heart, yet a grateful heart that I share this. And I pray for as many good days with Lady as possible, that she may continue to open her eyes to the miracle of the gift of life.
A friend sent me this photo and the info below it. Needless to say it broke my heart. I found out she was scheduled to be put to sleep but was given a three day extension. No one put in a rescue request. Her clock was ticking and so my husband and I decided to do something about this sweetheart. Her arthritic legs held her up for the entire 2 1/2 hour drive back to our place with her head out the window. After a good long sniff, a meal, doing her stuff in the right place she’s happily resting next to Max & Bella, her new siblings. She’s an absolute sweetheart with a lot of life left in her senior body. The shelter named her Lady Luck. We’ll call her Lady for short.
A4709974 Lady Luck is an affectionate twelve year old black female Labrador Retriever who was unceremoniously dumped at the Downey Shelter on May 15th because her previous owners said she was too old and they no longer wanted to take care of her. Weighing fifty-two pounds, this sweet-natured dog walks well on leash and we think she may be housebroken. She is good-natured, likes the company of other dogs and we think that based on her age and her medical condition (arthritis) she would do best with older children. She has pulled mightily on all of our heartstrings because we all want so badly for her to go to a home and live out her last years on a soft bed and in the care of a loving family. Lady Luck is an exceptional indoor pet for an individual or family with older children living in a private home.
To watch a video of Lady Luck please click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoM9MkXLJXY
To watch a video of Lady Luck please click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoM9MkXLJXY
The challenge starts again today. If anyone would like to vote please click on the link below and type in Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. The VOTE line comes up with letters to fill in. Fill in the letters in upper case and once it comes back to VOTE click on vote. That should do it. Thank you in advance for anyone helping out here. Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center is the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County.
Thanks to Colleen, over at http://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/howd-i-get-here/#comment-27401 I was reminded of something I once read. I thought it’d be fun to share it and then ask anyone who cares to share their shortest story with a link back to their site. There are so many of you out there who I love to read, follow, get to know, but time is too short to stay up to date with every word. So many of you lighten me up when I’m feeling down, salt my bland courage bone when I’m huddled in a shell, stimulate my gray cells with new and interesting information, and inspire me to travel, to sing, to dance (well, maybe dream of dancing), to love my furry kids a little better, etc.
Here’s Hemingway’s story:
It is said that the shortest story ever told was written by the then young Ernest Hemingway, who said he could write a complete story in only six words!
His colleagues disagreed, and each bet 10$ against the claim.
Hemingway wrote down the words on a napkin
and passed it around.
Everyone agreed that he won the bet.
Here is the shortest story ever told:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
Lola is the momma dog who was attacked while protecting her puppies. She’s one of the 17 dogs that was being trained and tortured by her owners to become a fight dog. The police have confiscated all the dogs which are now under Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. Lola is still in the hospital. The criminal investigation is still underway and no future information has been released on the perpetrators. There’s been a huge outpouring of interest in adopting the dogs. Thank you to all who have helped these beautiful dogs have a chance at a decent life filled with love.
Refer back to original post about Lola and her puppies: http://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/severly-abused-dogs-puppies-land-at-santa-paula-animal-rescue-center/
All photos and newspaper and TV reporting of these severely abused dogs can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/santapaulaarc
Santa Paula Police Dept. Press Release
Santa Paula PD press release
On 03/11/14, Santa Paula Animal Control was dispatched to a call of 4 to 5 dogs being mauled in the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of N.14th Street. Upon arrival, there was an obvious sounds of what appeared to be a dog fight to the rear of a residence. Santa Paula Animal Control Officer separated the dogs and requested the assistance of Santa Paula Police Officers. Several dogs were found injured to the rear of the residence. With the assistance of the Ventura County Animal Control and the Humane Society, a total of 16 dogs were removed from the property.
Evidence of dog breeding was located on the property as well as evidence of dogs being trained to fight including an agitator stick, cropped ears and clipped tails on the dogs, and various stages of wounds healing on the dogs. At this time no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. The owner denied any allegations of wrongdoing.
Update: The suspect is identified as Silvano Moses Duran, 28 years old of Santa Paula.
Current Charges: Penal Code 597(a), Additional Charges Pending Investigation.
My beautiful and talented friend, Cindy, has a heart of gold to feature these wonderful up-for-adoption dogs. Friends in Southern California, Los Angeles area, please feel free to share. Love you Cindy!!!
Of course I was in a hurry. Of course I ran into these dogs and their foster parents. Of course I spent an hour with these adorable canines and their remarkable rescuers. Of course I missed my appointment and drained my wallet. Of course I am so glad I did.
Meet this little guy. He was timid because he was abandoned in LA on the streets and rescued from a shelter. He needs a good home but until then he is living with a loving foster family who will keep him until he finds a good home.
Meet this gorgeous guy Marley. I loved all these adorable dogs, but Marley is the one I most want to bring home. He would love patroling The Holler acreage and he is the kind of big-bruiser dog that sits on your feet and leans his weight against you so you won’t leave. If…
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Meet Monty… and Helen, who writes with such brilliant intelligence that I can’t resist sharing her site. Have a gander over to see this wonderful post, it doesn’t disappoint.
Originally posted on The Venomous Bead:
Monty was born three weeks ago, but his mother rejected him. So, instead of being outside with this lot:
Monty is living in the house….and spending more time in the garden as he grows increasingly independent.
His mother and another ewe gave birth to twins on the same day – and both mothers rejected the males; butting them away quite roughly, so we took them into the house.
One little chap was just too weak to make it, and we thought we had lost Monty too on the second morning. We looked into his box expecting the worst…but a little grizzled head was lifted slightly, and Monty battled on.
Leo spent endless time getting him to take milk – he had no idea of sucking, so Leo rehydrated him first with water around his mouth, then rubbing milk…
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Recent SPARC Adoptions.
To see these photos and more at the SPARC facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/santapaulaarc/photos_stream
For all dog lovers, a grrrrrrreat little video. And, stop by to say hello to my friend, generous blogger and all around great guy, JK Bevill.
Too wonderful not to share. Loved this one. Enjoy.
Originally posted on Passionate about Pets:
Giraffe Manor is a unique property and hotel in the Lang’ata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, famous for its resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffes that live in the extensive grounds of the manor house. Every day shortly before 9am, the mammoth beasts stroll up to the house and poke their heads through the windows and doors in search of morning treats.
Guests could feed the giraffes from their breakfast table, photograph them and interact with this graceful animal through the open window, at the front door and even at the second floor bedroom window!
The Giraffe Manor was built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, in 150 acres of land running down to the Mbagathi River , the southern boundary of the city of Nairobi .. In the 1960s the Manor was purchased…
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Thank you, Misaki, for speaking out on behalf of rotties. We’ve been rescuing them for 28 years and adore the breed. Then again, we haven’t met a breed we didn’t love. Bless all the good people that take good care of their furry kids.
Originally posted on the Misadventures of Misaki:
Yesterday when I was out walking with my buddy Sebastian we met up with Alfie, a rottweiler puppy. I’ve seen him before when I was out with daddy but I got to introduce him to mummy too. He’s grown twice as big since I saw him last. He’s absolutely adorable with massive paws and is such a well behaved little guy. I know we’re going to be great friends when he gets bigger.
He was a bit wary of playing with me and Sebastian at first, so hung back to watch.
But he started to get a bit braver, first by taking a small dip in the stream and then joining us for a game of ‘chase me, I have the stick’ :-)
I know Rottweilers haven’t always had the best reputation, but we all…
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Very grateful for this lovely post at Seasons Poetry. If any of you have not been to her site, she writes beautiful from the heart, soulful poetry.
Originally posted on Seasons Poetry:
This time I like to introduce to you the book The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin. Not a poetry book but a historical novel. I’m not really a reader of novels as you might know , but every time I visit Paulette at her blog I’m drawn to her book. When reading the outstanding reviews on her blog and even more where the book is about , I think this book deserves all the attention it can get, including mine. Our world can use a lot more tolerance and understanding for each other as human beings, not only in the time this book was set but still as of today as well.
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is a historical novel that teaches tolerance. A women’s Brokeback Mountain. The year was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address…
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