Age: 4 Years Sex: Female
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May 5th 2010
May 31st 2009
Her sister playing Alpha on our walks.
Anythng still possessing stuffing.
So far, warm, raw meat
Through the woods at the park.
"Army Crawl" and "Stand"
Jada came to us nearly as a miracle. You see, my husband is not what one would consider a "dog person". We have another dog too, and they have not ever really "bonded". I worked for a company for years though and we were able to bring our dogs to work. A co-worker of mine had a dog who played with our Dachshund constantly. Then they got a second dog. They had rescued both dogs from the CT Underhound Railroad Rescue and by getting their second dog, our first began to feel left out.
I pleaded with my husband to let our first have a playmate, and to get a second dog. To my astonishment, he agreed that we could move forward with trying to adopt another dog. So, I asked my co-worker where they got their dogs, he gave me the name and asked me specifics. What size dog did I want, gender, and age. It seemed so surreal. I knew I wanted a smaller dog, but when I said about his dogs' size, within 20 minutes I had 5 pictures of available dogs come through.
I looked them all over, but it was the picture of Jada that really tugged at the heart strings. There was a clincher though. This dog was 4 states away. So, as I am thinking I am adding insult to injury asking for a second dog, and then asking to drive 7 hours to SEE her in person.....I knew it was dead in the water.
However, to my utter astonishment and glee, my husband said, "sure let's go this weekend." I was pretty sure I had heard him incorrectly, but as it stood, he had a plan. He was from the same state in which the dog was located!!! By going to see this dog, we could also visit some of his friends and relatives. I didn't know it then, but it was an amazing blessing.
So, we took the trip to see this amazing young girl. She was in a foster home with other dogs, and some huge pitbulls. I thought my husband was going to crumple when we went into the house. We asked to visit with her outside.
This little waif of a girl was underweight and Mal-nourished. Her hair was completely missing in parts, and I could see more bones than not. I just totally felt so bad and loved her from the first photo, and here she is scared of her own shadow looking like death won over.
I couldn't make the final say, and I knew once my husband felt safe outside, he'd get to see her whole potential. He knelt on the ground, overcome by her gentle and meek nature. She lovingly stepped onto his thighs and literally laid her head on his chest as if hugging him.
We all "awe"d, and that was the end of the wait. Ok, well she had to be spayed, but she came home to us the next week, and has wormed her way into our lives as if there has never been a day without her.
Luckily, I can say she gained weight, grown all of her hair back, is happy, and healthy. We are very new to the raw feeding and she's quite excited and taking to it like a champ.
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