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Who rescued whom??


Sunday, May 05, 2013

Last fall, after much urging and an embarrassing amount of whining and begging on my part, my SO very reluctantly said we could get a rescue dog. I spent weeks searching the internet until one day I saw a picture of a fuzzy-faced mutt at a shelter a hundred miles away. I could tell from his expression that he was bright, agreeable, and spunky, and I just knew he'd be a good match for us. I dragged my guy to the shelter and we brought him home. Since then this sweet, silly, scruffy pup has become the light of both our lives! We often wonder about his previous owners; although they apparently dumped him on a roadside, they obviously took good care of him. We think they probably fell on hard times and were afraid he'd be killed at the pound, which charges a surrender fee they probably couldn't afford. We wish we could let them know he found a good home where he is loved very much. We are retired and had both looked forward to being grandparents, but unfortunately that hasn't happened. Our "baby boy" fills that void and then some! He is *always* happy, *always* enthusiastic, *always* up for any adventure we come up with. I'm overweight, my SO has COPD, and we both feel a certain age- and retirement-related entitlement to be LAAAZEEE, but because the dog needs two walks a day we are both in better shape. His antics make us laugh all day long, and like they say, laughter really is the best medicine. We can't imagine life without him now. I guess we *all* got rescued! http://www.petfinder.com/
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PHOENIX1949 8/6/2013 11:31PM

    Sounds like a win - win situation all around!. Lucky dog, lucky owners!

Your Twiggy comment on your SP is one I've used recently when trying to explain my beginning to yo-yo weight-wise with each rebound including a higher gain. Right behind you age-wise (will be 65 in March). I've often said I wish I never went on my first diet, even though it was a healthy one through Weight Watchers.

Subscribed to your blog to keep up with you. I've stagnated and regained some of the weight lost last year BUT have not given up entirely -- still sign on to SP and record my steps. Medical challenges (chronic physical conditions & allergies/sensitivities) continue to be just that for me - challenges.

Two frequent bloggers that I find inspiring are ~INDYGIRL and PIXIE-LICIOUS.

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NHES220 5/5/2013 5:11PM

    I guess it is a win-win all around! Glad you found your new little guy and glad he is the iight of your lives. We have 2 rescue kitties.
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MIZZKINS 5/5/2013 9:05AM

    Fantastic! What a lucky dog!! I love my dogs and yes, they are always ready and raring to go and get us out the door! Congrats on your new dog.

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LANNIEMANUEL 5/5/2013 9:05AM

    love this. both of my dogs are rescue dogs. and i would not have it any other way.

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