April 25th 2008 9:33 pm
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I dont usually write in my diary mainly because I dont know if anyone reads this but today I read the forum info for the adopt 08 contest and knew this was the perfect place to write about myself and how mom and I feel about adoption.
First I want to tell you how I was rescued and adopted. Im sure the story is in my bio on my page but honestly I dont know what it really says as to I wrote it when I first made my page and I think for this contest it should be something new and from the heart. Whoever the winner is going to be I want to say congrats to them and I want to thank all those in charge of this contest its a great oppertinity(sp?) to remember and celebrate the reasons for adoption and rescue. I was 4 weeks old when I first came to my mom who at the time was my foster mom. She knew from the moment she saw me in the crate on the way home in the car that I was her newest child. She always calls us her children because she blieves thats what adoptions all about. You dont adopt a dog or cat unless you want to take this responsablity on to take care of a child. Alot of people think that "Well a child would be to much to handle right now so lets get a dog" well if its to much for you to handle a human child what makes you think you can handle a dog child? We still need to be taken care of like a child only theres no laws that say we cant be left alone in a house by ourselfs. When left alone some of us get into trouble just like kids would. Thats something thats always made mom shake her head because everyone thinks dogs are much easier then kids. In a way yes because they arent as needy but we are just like kids. We understand alot, we are smart, we need love, we need to be fed, cared for, etc..
Its funny mom always says "I will not ever buy from a breeder or puppy mill." Because so many of us "unwanted dogs" need homes. Why suport someone that is the reason we are so unwanted? Adoption is the best way to go. When she first met me she had been wanting a full breed Bichon frise' but knew she would have to wait for one or more to come to the rescue group she was working for. The night before she found out about me she was considering contacting a breeder. But just keep telling her self "My child is out there waiting on me to rescue/adopt her...just wait" Then she got a call. She was asked if she could foster puppies. Mom usually didnt foster puppies but her friend sounded like she really needed moms help so without even knowing what we were she said "Sure. I can help with them. How many are in the litter and what kind of dogs are they?" Moms friend said "There are a total of 9 puppies...but 2 have already crossed the rainbow bridge due to starvation. I have a foster mom that said she would take 2 and I can take two but I need someone who can foster the other three. So of course mom said "I'll meet you half way to my house at the circle K gas station." mom then asked her friend again "What kind of dogs are these, just beautiful mutts?" her friend replied "Just little white furry dogs. They are going to be small I know that much." Well mom didnt know it at the time but her friend couldnt tell her the truth because she was at a vets office and the vet was supose to put us to sleep because a breeder of bichon's had boarded her two dogs up there as shes a traveling nurse and is out of town for months at a time. Anyway the two dogs (my dog parents) were there long enough to go into heat get pregnut give birth to us and then a month later (we turned 4 weeks old) the rescue group was called as to my dog mom turned mean and starved two of my litter mates to death, by not letting us eat. When mom got me my sister Maggie and my brofur Mickey we were almost dead too. Mom had stayed up with us for nights and nights untill we would eat on our own. The first day we stayed with mom she bathed us many times to get the "poop" out of our long hair. We had beed in our poop for weeks maybe even months and the vets office did nothing.. they were closed down due to animal abuse charges filed by my mom. She also had the vet and vet techs investigated and they each were fined (not sure how much) for abuse by letting us stay in condistions such as what we were in. but anyway... Thats just part of my story. Mom also worked with rescue groups to rehablitate "Unadoptable" dogs. She would get some that wanted to eat her face off and some that were to scared to look at her or even stand up. Each and every one of those she fostered are now in loving homes. She says all they needed was someone to show them they are children and not just another dog. My brofur Watson was the first one mom worked with. Hes got an amazing story.
Anyway I guess I ran my mouth enough...I hope I didnt bore anyone..Sometimes mom and I can get carried away with talking about her "Kids" Did you know she tucks us in every night? Watson my brofur has to be tucked in and kissed goodnight other wise he will pase the floor and not sleep. When mom stays the night out she calls grandma to remind her to tuck him and us in at 10pm Thats when we go to bed and mom sometimes stays up. Shes also thinking about writing a bed time book for puppies/dogs.. Silly I know but shes working on a childrens book and was taking care of some puppies and thought it would be a great thing if someone wrote a puppy night night book. After all, arent we kids too??
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