February 24th 2012 10:35 am
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I would curl up all alone in a small cage all day and all night. I am a delicate little girl so the loud sounds of others barking and howling all around me in thier cages made me scared, constantly scared. We were all loaded in a van once or twice a week and taken to stores where we, once again, sat in our cages all day while people came by and looked at us in the cold, heat, rain, etc. In the beginning there was hope but I lost it after many trips to the stores then return trips to the rescue service. Was my family really out there? Are they looking for me? Don't they know I am scared and alone in this room full of pups that need a home?
Another trip to the local store, all of our cages packed in the van one on top the other and side by side until stuffed. I had stopped looking people in the eyes. I just hid in the back of my cage hoping it would all just go away. Suddenly I heard a man tell his wife "look at this one honey". To my surprise they were looking at me. The wife said "oh my God she is sooo skinny and sad". Yep! They were definately talking about me. Next thing I know they are letting me out to visit with the couple. I immediately jumped in the man's lap and began to do a little whiney sound that made the woman get closer and love on me. She actually looked deep into my eyes as if to tell me something but I didn't understand. And then, like before, I was put back in my cage and off they went. Oh dear, how many times can a heart break before it actually falls completely apart??
Wait, what is this? They are coming back! OMD! THEY ARE COMING BACK! I heard them tell one of the employees they "were back from the bank"!! I was so happy at this point that I was no longer cowered in the back of my cage. I perked my ears up and my little brown eyes veered through the bars of my cage and I just listened. It didn't take long before I heard my new Dad ask if he could please go ahead and take me out of my cage while my new Mommy filled out all of the paperwork. YAY!!!!! Free!! I was FREE!!! My new Daddy and Mommy took me to the pet store to pick out my new bed, food bowl, collar, leash, and new dog toys; all for me.
Before I knew it I was whisked off to a big beautiful home with three other dogs and a MASSIVE back yard (we have since adopted another one so, five dogs). I haven't been back in a cage since that grand day. I haven't been scared since that grand day (except for those stupid vet visits). I do have to put up with some obnoxious barking and howling on occasion but it is not the same as the kind at the rescue...it is usually my siblings pitching a fit when Mom and Dad go somewhere.
All my Hopes and Dreams came true. I hope they did for you too!
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*sniff sniff* what a sad but beautiful story! We are so happy for you Tina! I'm also glad I found a loving home! Life is great!
Woof Woof, Petey
Oh, Tina *sob* I r so gwad yu founded yur fureber home an' gedded out ob dat cage. Dis r a beeyooful story ♥
Made me cry... they rescue us dont they.....
Happiest of Days Sweetheart.. SO loved .......
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
So glad you got your furever home!
We're so glad that your hopes and dreams have come true.
*sniff sniff* I'm so happy you found such a wonderful home!!
Glad you found such a good furever home!!