AMAZING RESCUE STORIES…Book Give Away
Hiya, Savannah Here!
This is a really impawtant day for me, and Mom to. ‘cuz it is our furry first ever attempt to have a little contest and a give away. We have some success and some learning from this attempt.
The success…receiving encouraging and heartwarming stories from 11 commenters about cat and dog rescues, mostly their own stories. Just Pawsome!!!
The learning…never have a contest that sets the host up to have to chose “winners” when talking about animal rescue…efurryone is a winner.
THE RESULT OF MY LEARNING:
I WILL GIVE ALL ELEVEN COMMENTERS ONE COPY OF THE WONDERFUL NEW BOOK:
DOG IS MY CO-PILOT BY PATRICK REGAN
WILL THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS SEND ME THEIR MAILING ADDRESSES
I WILL SHIP THE BOOK DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM AMAZON.COM
I WILL SEND TO ANY COUNTRY
BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PROPER ZIP CODES, COUNTRY MAILING CODES, PHONE OR MOBILE NUMBERS IN CASE AMAZON NEEDS THEM FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
SEND MAILING INFORMATION TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS
Maxwell and OTRB Ryker, A Tonk’s
Easy, Easy Blog
DeDe, Rumpy Dog
Nerissa, Nerissa’s Life
Amber, a Cavalier King Spaniel, represented by Nutty, Nibbles, Bingo and Buddy, Hutch A Good Life
Callie, Troublin’ Times
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
Alfie, Mollie and Alfie
Spitty, Spitty Speaks
Cathy Keisha, Stunning Keisha
Now for the bestest part…the ELEVEN STORIES
I will post 5 today and the other 6 tomorrow…otherwise the post is way too long!!! OK???
:(I had Mom put Miss Tammy’s remarks in italics at the end where she was able to remark)
Maxwell and OTRB Ryker, A Tonk’s
We have a special place in our hearts for pilots who volunteer to do this – what a wonderful gift it is! Ryker was rescued from a breeder who was going to have him put down because he had a corona virus. Maxwell was rescued with horrid health issues (upper respiratory, awful ear infections, and deaf). In both cases, we spent literally months and months (almost half a year in Maxie’s case) caring for them daily and nursing them back to health. Ryker never was 100% healthy but he brought us joy for every one of the almost 14 years he was with us. Thankfully, Maxie has returned to complete and robust health – except for his hearing impairment. Because of these cats, I’ll always look for a less-adoptable cat or one with special needs. The rewards are tremendous!
Miss Tammy said she loved this story because of that last sentence highlighted in RED!…makes purrfect sense!
Easy, Easy Blog
Hi Savannah, we are US- “outsiders” too, but I want tell our rescue-experience:
One of our formerly Huskies was adopted from a vet. A guy came into the vets office with this one year old Husky bitch and wanted a mercy-killing for her…because the dog was bought as a “toy” for his kids and they were no longer interested in it.
She was alone in the apartment for 8 hours daily and the neighbors were complaining about howling the whole day. The vet refused to kill this dog and made the proposal, that he will find a new home for the dog. The guy agreed, but he said if anyone will adopt the dog he wanted the price he has paid for it. What an a..hole! The vet was very outraged about this guy, got the dog and told the guy to leave his office immediately. Normally we don’t want a second dog, but this was so absurd and cruelty, that we adopted this Husky bitch. She lived for 14 years with us and was the best girl that we ever had. We never regretted to adopt her, not for one moment. It was the best decision we could made.
I’ts hard to write about her, she passed away in 2009, but it does still hurt as if it would be yesterday – OMG where to buy a water resistent keyboard?
Miss Tammy said she was brought to tears by this one because the vet refused to put the dog down; he kicked the a–hole out of his office…and these people adored this dog and still revere her to this day. I have had my heartstrings tugged like this as well. I have a dog “Harley” that I pulled from the county shelter (kill shelter) and feel the same way about him…he is my “heart dog”.
Rumpy, Rumpy Dog
RUMPY’s COMMENT ON MY POST:
Every critter in our family is a rescue. The biggest challenge has been DeDe. She told some of her story today. She has food allergies that took two years to diagnose. And once that issue was resolved, the hyperthyroidism and other problems showed up. her meds cost around $200 a month. Many people think behavioral challenges are hard with rescues, but it’s the medical issues, especially with older dogs, that can be so hard to deal with.
FROM RUMPY DOG POST ON HIS BLOG:
Miss Tammy felt so badly for DeDe…she commented that Jen’s unwavering determination to not give up on DeDe and her allergies and to get to the root cause was so remarkable. A lot of people would have given up or surrendered the dog.
Nerissa, Nerissa’s Life,
Wow! It sure does sound like you’ve got a lot of really good peeps living ’round your place. They sure do a lot to help the anipals in need. Personally, I’ve never rescued a dog or cat ’cause, well, I’m a cat myself. I was feral though so my peeps rescued me.
But, they also rescued my aunties’ mama. She was living in Venezuela on a resort but starving to death. She had lost all her teeth even from feeding her babies and not getting proper nutrition herself. So, the peeps got all her papers in order and bought a carrier and a plane ticket for her and guess what? She came home with them to Canada. That’s how my aunties came to be Canadian kitties just like me. Pretty neat, huh?
I should just mention that my aunties were in their mama’s tummy when she flew here to Canada. Yeah… she was preggers, again. So… my peeps didn’t just rescue one cat from there. They rescued five for the price of one! Thank goodness, too, ’cause my aunties are now fifteen years old but I don’t think they would have ever survived had they been born over there in South America.
Miss Tammy remarked that anyone who is willing to go to the trouble of purchasing a PTU, get all the necessary papers and buy a plane ticket…to save an animal…then those are real animal rescue heroes.
I also want to share another story, about another puppy farm dog my Aunt took on before she met Missy. Amber was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
She was beautiful but ungainly. Her legs bent into awkward positions which made walking hard. Her legs were like this because of so many forced pregnancies in a tiny space with hardly any room to move. She was scared of everything. Illness and fear followed her every step. She lived with my Aunt for nearly eighteen months and was just beginning to trust humans again when she passed away. Unfortunately, despite only being young the years of abuse had taken their toll on her body. She was useful to the original owner for her beauty. How awful is that? He destroyed her beautiful body but not her spirit. She fought till the very end.
Although she never really trusted anyone again I like to think that she was happier with my Aunt than she had ever been before. She died a happy dog with a safe home, good veterinary care, a loving family and with the knowledge that not everyone was going to beat her or lock her in a dark space and steal her puppies. It is maybe not as happy an ending as other stories but it is true and happens more often than people are willing to think about.
Miss Tammy commented she appreciated this story because it is all about making the dogs life comfortable no matter how much time it had left. I have done this with some shelter dogs and cats as well.
Those are the stories for today!!!…let’s hear it for all who commented…
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the remaining 6 stories
Thank you efurryone, Paw Pats, Savannah