Saturday, June 21, 2014

Paw Prints on our hearts

Our pets are like our children and they certainly entertain us, provide us with love and  from time to time, frustrate us as well.  Our four footed furry children need us to provide, and keep them safe.  We lost Hans this past year. He lived nearly 15 years with us!  Our first pup and our old man of a dog!  As much as  he fussed with the cat, he played with them too.  He was Arrick's companion and sleeping buddy. Eva came along, our pampered princess!! She is a Golden Retriever and isn't a fan of water, unless there is bubbles and someone is going to do her nails!  When Hans became too elderly to play about, we rescued Sandy, our yellow lab.  She and Eva are the same age and play together. Frisbee is her favorite fetch toy and she loves the pool!!!  Ellie came along...she was a rescue of sorts. No one wanted this cute puppy and she pulled our heartstrings and stayed.  She became John's constant companion.  Unfortunate events took Ellie from us this past spring.  To say our  hearts were broken wouldn't even begin to describe the pain.  We focused on the fun times she was with us and how she was the pool queen!  She had quite the personality, ten times bigger than one could imagine  her little stature and 35 lbs could contain!!  John went to sea with a heavy heart.

Ellie....chillin in her spot

Hans, the Elder.  He was a great pup and kept our family safe from large bumble bees, that he chased with vigor even until the end!

I friended rescues on Facebook to help raise awareness and find homes for pups and cats
If only we could find  homes for all of the unwanted animals out there...if only we could give them that furever home!   We needed to heal from our loss of Hans and Ellie.  Time would help and so would finding homes for those pups who needed the same love we provided our pups.

One day, I found a picture of Lucy.  She had been rescued at just 4 weeks.  She was almost 6 mos old and no one was interested in giving her a furever home.  She was the runt of her litter...and still on the small size.  What the heck.  Ian and I went to meet Lucy.  She took to us right away!  She's an old soul but still playful and so cuddly.  We were in love with her from the start!  After an application submission and a home visit, she came to live with us!

She has wonderful manners and her foster parents taught her to sit and to walk on a leash.  She is still learning to nuances of our older girls.  Eva and Sandy  have pretty much accepted her.  Eva tried to play with Lucy and Sandy has given her a sniff over!  Pickles, Arrick's Pitbull,  is still leery.  It'll take some time but soon they will be best buddies as Pickles and Ellie were.

I sent a few pictures to John and put one of his shirts on his pillow so she will know he's part of our pack!
Welcome home, Lucy!!!  You're fitting in already, and leaving paw prints on our hearts!