I've been pretty much out of pocket for a while now and feeling pretty down. I did a post several months ago about a moma dog and her puppies that I was trying to rescue.... after spending many months feeding them and trying to gain their trust I was first able to rescue 2 of the first set of puppies and take to the shelter, there were 3 but one of them just disappeared, then there were 5 new puppies born, one of them died during the cold winter months, and one followed it's mom to the little store on the Hwy, yes the Hwy, and I was told that a really nice lady took the little puppy home with her, and later I was able to rescue the other 3 puppies and take to the shelter.
This is the sweet moma dog
I thought that she was a older dog when I first saw her when she looked so bad, she looks so much better in this picture..... but come to find out she is around 2 years old.
This is Daisy, one of her puppies from the last litter, at her new home at the shelter!
These were from the 1st litter. They are all at their new home at the shelter!
2nd litter.... 2 puppies will be going to their new homes this week, and i will post about it soon! They are going to wonderful and loving homes.... YEA!!! We will have 3 of her puppies left to find homes for!
This is the moma dog, a neighbors dog and the older puppy that came up missing!
You can see in these pictures how bad her skin was!
Look at that sweet little face!
One day when I was feeding them the police officer came by and said "so your feeding the town strays" and I told him I had been feeding them for months to try and gain their trust so I could get them to the animal shelter that I work with (a no kill shelter) and he told me there was a lady that lives in Austin Tx that had been coming thru on business and would feed the moma dog every time she came thru and that if anyone could catch her that she would love to have her! He told me that when I caught her to call him and he had her number and would give it to me! By this time the moma dog is really starting to getting attached to me, she has started getting really close to me, wagging her little nubby tail, and actually was so excited to see me one day that she ran and jumped on me! I decided it was time to give her a name, so I decided to name her Star! I also knew it was time to try and rescue her before we had more puppies on our hands, so my husband and I took a large dog crate to where I had been feeding them, we took it out and put food in it and stepped back, shortly she went in the crate we hurried and shut both doors, I felt so bad she was finally trusting me and her I am locking her up, but I knew it was for her own good, and she would be so much better off. She went to the shelter for the night and one day, it was very stressful on Star, she was not use to being locked up in a Pin, so I got her into the vet clinic the next day to have her spayed and her shots, her first round of medicine for her skin, checked for heart worms which she was negative for "YEA" just all of her medical needs. meanwhile I had already talked to the Susan the lady in Austin that wanted Star, she decided that she would come down Saturday and pick Star up. I had a really good feeling about Susan from talking with her on the phone, she told me that she fell n love with Star the first time she saw her!
So we finally get to meet in person.... Susan arrived about 3:15 on Saturday, she brought a friend with her in case we needed help getting Star from one crate to another, but she went in just fine! I have to say that Susan was one if not the sweeties person I've ever meet in my whole life.... I think the fact that she fell in love with Star when she looked so bad and was in such bad shape, during the winter months her skin would literaly be bleeding, her eyes looked infected and she was so thin, but she loved and wanted her anyway, that's my kind of person! I would pray during those month's when she looked so bad that she would make it thur the cold, snowy , and very windy nights, and that God would keep them warm..... and each day that I would go back to feed them, she was always there waiting for me.
One of the first things that Susan ask me was how much was Star's medical expenses, she wanted to pay me for all of them... I told her that I had no intention of her paying for any of it... but she wanted to do this, not only did she pay her medical bill. The next thing she said is that she brought a gift for me and for Walter the police officer that brought us all together! The next thing she said is that she brought a camera and I told her that I had brought one to, so then we start taking picture of everyone with Star!
This is the sweet gift that Susan gave me, and told me that I could think of Star when I look at it!
Susan is so very thoughtful... a gift never crossed my mind, She already gave me the most wonderful gift.... in the fact that she was going to give my sweet Star a wonderful home and wonderful life!
This is Susan with her friend and Star in the middle.
Susan with the police officer and Star! They took several picture of me with the Susan and the officer and Star, but I never like my pictures, so I decided not to put it on! After all of the picture taking, and us all visiting I went ahead a left, because as happy as I was that Star was going to a wonderful home I couldn't help but be a little sad that I wouldn't be seeing her everyday like I had been doing for probably the last 6 or 7 months, but knew I could keep in touch with Susan and even go down to visit her! Susan called me the first night and told me that her and Star had gone for a walk and that she was doing fine... I was so happy and grinning from ear to ear! We talked several more times thru the week, .... at the first of my post I mentioned that I have been feeling down for a while now, how could such a wonderful story turn so bad, I called Susan on Saturday and she was crying and said that Star had been hit by a car, and that the vet said he could do about 5 surgeries on her, but that she would be in pain the rest of her life, so Susan made the decision to have her put to sleep. When I think of what all that sweet little dog had gone thru and was doing so much better and on the way to a wonderful life, and then this happened.... Star was staying at Susan's friends house while Susan was gone out of town for the day on a business trip, and she was not happy being inside so her friend took her out in the back yard to walk her, Star pulled off the leash and got out of the fenced back yard and got on the highway, the neighbors and animal control where all looking for her, but she made it to the Hwy and was hit! Susan and I have tried to make sense of it all, but we just can't! I said that I have been feeling down, but it's been more than that, even to the point of depression. I'm feeling better now, I haven't posted much in a while due to all that has been going on, I was so excited to share with you about Star until things turned bad, it's been very hard for me to write this post, but still felt I needed to do this post in memory of my precious STAR/TAWNY.... gone but never ever forgotten! I will love her always!