Mississippi (In Loving Memory)

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

September 11th 2004

He liked to play with my dogs. He was super friendly and seemed so grateful.

The only thing he didn't like was being put in his crate. He wanted to be out playing.

Favorite Toy:
His favorite toy...all of my little girl dogs! :)

Favorite Food:
He ate everything with gusto.

Favorite Walk:
He was fine to go anywhere...a very laid back, no worries kind of dog.

Best Tricks:
The cutest thing he did was smile. It was adorable.

Arrival Story:
This was after Hurricane Katrina... I lived inland in Alabama about 170 miles. Thousands of dogs along the gulf had either lost their homes, or had been abandoned after the storm. Homeless dogs were not only everywhere in New Orleans and the gulf towns and swamps, but were wandering up the highways and backroads into inland cities hundreds of miles away. Here, where I live, all of the shelters and rescues were full to the bursting point. It was devastating and heartbreaking. About two weeks had passed since the storm had come ashore, and I heard my dogs barking like crazy in the backyard. I went outside, and just outside the gate, was this little, starving, filthy dog. He looked at me with his tongue hanging out and wagged his tail. I brought him inside, fed him, and gave him lots of love. After looking for his real home, I began to post ads for a new forever home for him. Lots of people wanted to help the animals of Katrina, and I got lots of offers. It took a little while, but I finally chose a young woman who lived in Mobile to be Mississippi's new mommy. I remember the drive down there...it looked like a war zone. Everything familiar was gone. The city had become a ghost town. It was so hard to see. By some miracle, Mississippi's new home was one of the ones spared. It was an apartment complex, and about half of it was destroyed. The young woman and her newborn came out to meet us. She was so sweet. I felt a connection with her right away. I left Mississippi in a warm and loving home on that late summer day.

Mississippi was named (of course) after the great and lazy river that so touched my life when I lived in New Orleans. ... I still look from time to time at the lists of families searching for their lost pets. Maybe I'll see his picture someday. Then, I can let his real family meet his adoptive family. It's so hard to lose a pet, and I think that deep in our hearts we never really stop hoping that they will return. ... For all of the souls who were lost in the storm, I light a candle for you.

Forums Motto:
Katrina Dog

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The Moon

March 23rd 2008 12:59 pm
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The night falls, silence
The darkness breathes quietly
Just the moon will be awake
It will cover us in silver
It will shine from the great sky
Just the moon will be awake

The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us
The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us

The night falls, and it is there
It reigns over the whole sky
It will watch us with kindness
Illuminating the evening
It will watch us with kindness
Illuminating the evening

The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us
The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us


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