Nicknames: Pretty girl, Ama Mama, Ama Bahama, Ama Palmetto cuz she sleeps in the palmetto bush all day!
Birthday: November 15th 2004
Likes: Food & shelter-she had neither before she came here!
Pet-Peeves: Living in a hole in the woods! FLEAS!!
Favorite Toy: Shoes, socks...she sneaks them and hides outside or in her bed ;)
Favorite Food: ANY...well actually canned food not dry
Favorite Walk: around the yard and in the woods with Daddy
Best Tricks: running!! she has bad hips and is heartworm pos but, not advanced poor baby
Arrival Story: This page was originally started for the puppy George who was found by a neighbor on Christmas night 2006...that was before we found his Mama and brother & sister living in a gopher tortoise hole a week later (1/1/07). Now the puppies have all been adopted to wonderful new homes and Ama is here with us. ORIGINAL PAGE-This sweet beautiful puppy was found in the middle of the night on CHRISTMAS near a neighbors house. He was completely infested with fleas, cold & hungry! Our sweet neighbor bathed him and fed him but, she has medical things that she is going through and can not take care of him so, we decided to take him home and try to find him a nice, loving home. We have FOUR jealous dogs already or he would be ours for sure!!!
UPDATE: IT appears that George along with his Mama , brother & sister were living in a gopher tortoise hole in the woods and George wandered quite a ways from his Mama to be discovered. The others were spotted by another neighbor and we went and picked them up. We brought them home to help find them all homes! Please HELP!!!
Bio: ORIGINAL PAGE-"George" appears to be a yellow lab mix and is very sweet and loves to cuddle and play although he probably will have more energy when his health improves. He is sleeping very comfortably in a crate right now! He's all snuggled up...I think he likes it!
Georges Momma is getting much more fiesty and used to human contact. She has even been known to play chase a bit...soo cute!
From time to time we receive a letter and update on Pookie, Ama's little girl puppy who was adopted to a wonderful family to be a boy's best friend. It is always wonderful to hear from them ...does the heart good!
June 14, 2011
I thought I would let you know how Pookie has been. She has turned out to be such a wonderful family dog for us. I can't tell you how much we love her. She is still very playful and now her and Terri (our other dog) have welcomed my daughters' doggie Chi Chi (a jack Russel/chihuahua). It is hilarious to watch her and Pookie play tug-a-war (the size differences). But, Pookie is such a gentle loving doggie to her. Pookie still loves to relax under things (couch, beds, etc) and her favorite thing to do is give kisses to us. When she goes outside she looks up in all our trees for squirrels, that is her favorite past time, to chase them along the fence. She is very intelligent. I can be telling Kevin that I think I will give them a bath. And yep! you guessed it she high tails it out of the room. But, once she is in the tub she thoroughly enjoys it. And especially after she is a real ham she knows just how pretty she is and goes to everyone for hugs and rubs.
I attached a photo of Pookie chilling on our couch with her favorite blanket. I can't thank you enough for Pookie, we love her so much!!!
This is my entry to the ADOPT 2011 contest. It is my Daddy's blog account of how I came to be in my family. I was a feral pup back then but, now I am a spoiled couch potato pup ;)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Left or Right
Dateline: Shorter AL.
To be in control of our lives is an illusion. We are as leaves in a river. We spin on the surface succumbing to currents and eddies while the bulk of existence surges beneath us undetected.
Here is a story.......
Christmas eve last year was a cold clear night in Florida. We were joyless having just returned home after an agonizing week in Maine watching my father finally give in to the years.
The festive rituals of Christmas seemed meaningless. The eve was a sullen night of contemplation.
Christmas morning was frosty and clear as spring water. The dogs were dancing the morning walk dance. So excited ! Every day is Christmas morning to a dog if there is a walk involved.
The herd gathered and out through the back woods we went. Dogs bolting , me ambling.
When we got to the dirt road the dogs paused waiting to turn right down our usual path but I turned left and started down the road in a direction we rarely go. Christmas morning, a good time to walk around the neighborhood I thought. Everyone will still be in bed.
As we passed the only house on the road the lady ran out her door and begged me to stop. Someone had dropped off a tiny puppy in her yard the night before. She had heard small whimpers and scuffling outside her house and after much searching in, around, and under her house she found the teeny white puppy freezing and covered in fleas.
What kind of monster throws out a puppy on Christmas Eve !!!
Our neighbor was upset because she could not keep the pup. She had many challenges of her own and a furry orphan was beyond her means. She asked if we could take him in. I guess our herd of 5 dogs gave us away as the Ellis island of canines.
Certainly we took in George, named for my dad and wondered who could have abandoned such a young pup, he being much to young to run away. There were no houses close by. . A mystery.
The answer came a few days later when another neighbor asked us if we had seen a white puppy.
They said they had been feeding a mother and three puppies that were living in a gopher tortoise hole in the woods and one of the puppies (George) was missing.
We explained that we had the pup and had taken him to the vet and cleaned him up. George was in pretty rough shape. Anemic and malnourished .
We went looking for their borrow to get the rest of the pups and the mama. After crawling through the brambly woods we found a deep sandy hole and in it two terrified puppy faces staring out at us.
We coaxed them out with food and snatched them up. It took a while for the mama to show up and when she did she was not happy about us holding her babies. She was very skittish and would not come close to us. We had to get her to our house by walking back very slowly holding her babies in front of her so she would follow.
It took a while but finally mama and all her puppies were reunited.
This was the beginning of the Hungry Puppy Dog Rescue. The pups found homes in a matter of days and Ama Mama joined the pack and is one of our dearest dogs. Since then a non stop stream of orphans and dogs down on their luck have come and gone from our home.
Now you could argue that this was going to happen eventually but I'm not so sure.
Turning left instead of right was serendipitous to all lives concerned. Puppies saved, guilty feelings alleviated, successful adoptions. Everyone happy.
The whole episode felt like destiny removing all doubt we might have had about seriously getting into the world of rescues. Weeks earlier we were talking of the day when we would have no dogs and the things we could do free of the furry buggers.
Now we have a definite role in this plan, a job that was waiting for us just around a corner.
Waiting for us to make the right turn......I mean left
Ok so...yesterday Mom says to Dad...let's take Ama and Murphy to the woods today for a walk...
Well, you see I have only been on one leash walk since I've lived here. I am scared of things and I am very nervous if things are not the same all the time.
But...Mom sneaked up on me and put my leash on and then they put me in the car with Murphy. I was really nervous and didn't know where we were going. The only time I've been in the car is to go to the dogter!
Well...this time we went to these woods and I jumped out of the car to run but, I had a leash on so I had to stay nearby. We started walking on these trails and there were all sorts of smells. I wanted to run and see everything so Mom jogged along with me. It was so much fun and I was perfect on the leash Mom and Dad said.
We walked to a spring and I even went out on the little dock. I was really afraid of that at first but Dad had treats ;) The noise of the water from the spring was really loud too and that made me real nervous.
We walked for about a mile and a half all together and I really liked it!!! I think I want to do that again! Mom says she is real proud of me..so that's a good thing ;)