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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Rescue pup

Hi guys! We just got home from vacation. A lot has happened in the last month. We got a new puppy! I was driving our son to his basketball camp last month a day after my last post. It was the next town over and we took the country backroads. On the way there I saw a brown flash on a deserted road and I better watch out for him on the way back. On the way home I slowed down and looked and saw that it was a brown puppy and it was starving! I had our pup Daisy and my grandson in the van and I didn't know how they and the pup would react, so I took them home, got some dogfood and went back. She was so emaciated! I opened the van door, she came up out of the ditch where she was laying, wagging her tail. She licked my hand and jumped right in and ate all the dog food.

WARNING A FEW OF THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT FOR THE EASILY UPSET (but there is a happy ending!) It is difficult for me to look back at these too!

 Apparently, someone had just thrown her away. Her claws were long and never trimmed and you could see every rib and backbone.

 She was about 3 months old and looks to be some kind of hound.Her face was so sad and broke my heart.

 So I gave her a bath and worm pill, clipped her nails and gave her lots of food and water..she didn't go off the deck for 2 days! I got my daughter's dog's extra kennel set up with comfy blankets and a fan and she just ate, drank and slept.

 3 weeks later! My daughter named her Annie as in Orphan Annie, but I call her Sweet Annie because she is the sweetest pup. You can't even see her tail is constantly wagging! I gave her a bath last night and her tail wagged the whole time.

 Daisy was perturbed and jealous the first week. Week 2 she wanted to tussle and play w/ Annie, but Annie thought she was trying to kill her! Week 3 and they are great pals. Daisy still gets pouty if Annie sits in my lap though..that is HER spot!

 I can't believe this is the same dog. These pics were July 16th and she has grown in the 2 weeks since then..she is bigger than Daisy now.

 I was trying to get her to sit for a photo and I'd push her butt down and she'd fall over on her side dramatically and "swim" across the lawn at me. 2 "ham" dogs at the house now... Daisy is still top Diva Dog though!

As difficult as it is to get Annie's pic, Daisy is a total pro..she sees the camera and sits and poses! She wants her camera time too! She is also a rescue but was not in as bad shape as Annie. So here we are a 2 dog home. We stopped at a junk shop on our drive back from our trip to SD to see family (pics of Junky Joes to follow).As we were leaving, Junky Joe (who looks like a Duck Dynasty dude and who's name is actually Steve ..Joe was his grampa) gave my husband a handful of herbs he picked from beside his store, "Here..give this Sweet Annie to your wife!" Coincidence or cosmic thanks??? More pics to come soon (promise!) so check back! Til next time! Julia

1 comment:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what a great story...I love that there is people like you in the world. Annie, will love you every day of her life, she knows what you have done for her!