Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

In the nick of time

Today, Sandi and I saved a life in the nick of time. This little pup was scheduled to be euthanized today!

(being in Sandi's arms and in the sunshine is making her smile)

Today, Sandi and I were walking around the lake with our dogs, as usual, when a city truck stopped next to us. The guys inside told us about a small, white dog being in the pound and scheduled to be euthanized today. They thought one of us might want it because we have small dogs.

Sure enough, after driving to the pound and talking to the Animal Control guy, he was going to destroy her today because he's had her for 18 days and they normally don't keep them that long. It took some doing (long story) but we eventually were allowed to bail her out (we split the impound fee) and now she's a happy pup:

"free at last!"

being bombarded by our dogs

Gizzy growled at her at first, but eventually got over it.

"I'm a happy dog!" 
(If I wouldn't have already made arrangements to get Weezie, I would have kept her.)

That's all behind you now, little one...bye-bye to the bad place!

We took her to the Vet's since we had to take our own pets anyway. The Vet said she looked like a Wire Hair Terrier. He guessed her at about four-months old and said she'd probably grow to be about 15 lbs or so. He too was glad we rescued her.

little rescue baby sitting in the back seat in the carrier

Gizzy in the front, on the floor between my legs 

Sophie on her mama's lap

Then, we took her to Lynn Kent's house, the lady that runs LAPS (the animal rescue group who pays for my feral cats being spayed/neutered at the rate of one per month) and it turns out that she recently rescued her sister because she had one that looked exactly like her. It came from the same place and the Animal Control guy said that someone turned in several puppies like that previously. She's going to get her spayed and vaccinated and adopt her out because she's already received a call earlier about someone wanting a little dog. Since she didn't have any, we think that this little girl will not be homeless for very long.  

My heart breaks for the ones we could not help, but one has to rejoice in small victories!

Lynn Kent will speak with the person who is in charge of our town's small animal shed (ahem) shelter and make arrangements to go and rescue dogs out of there instead of having them put down unless it's an owner reclaim (which there hardly ever is.) I feel sad for the ones that we could not rescue, but I feel good about this little one and hopefully the changes in policies.

We're all tired and Gizzy has been sleeping since we got home.


Parsley said...


Parsley said...

You don't have to publish this but HOW DO YOU GET THOSE TABS on your blog? I've wanted to do that.

Ginny said...

What a wonderful and eventful day!!! And one cute puppy is still enjoying life because of you!

Ann said...

Oh my goodness she is adorable. Hooray for her happy ending.

AkasaWolfSong said...

Awww..what a little sweetie and if you lived nearby Doris I'd take her in a minute! She so reminds me of my old dog Charlie. I don't know about the miniature part but she definitely is a wired hair terrier. Charlie weighed about 15 pounds and stood about a foot tall, maybe a little less. I'm so happy she wasn't euthinized!!!! So wonderful this vet is trying to bring about change in the animal kingdom along with you and Sandi...Great Spirit will bless your endeavors I'm sure of it!!! :)

Blessings All Around!
Much Love and Hugs-A-Plenty!

glor said...

Bless you Doris!

Karin said...

Wow, you've had a full day! And such a victory! Yeah for you and your friend and the sweet little puppy!

sprinkles said...

Congrats on saving a life today! She's a cutie.

Annie said...

Oh Doris, she is so adorable. Huge blessings to the garbage man who cared enough to say something.

marianne said...

There is no such thing as coincidence. You were there at the right time
This cute white one will have a bright future thanks to you!

Have a nice day♥

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh she has the sweetest face!!! Good job!!!

Heather - The Good Life said...

I'm glad you were able to rescue the little pup and I'm glad your friend will be able to find her a good home. :-)

Chatty Crone said...

Now who took her Doris? She is cute. You are starting a rescue center? sandie

Angela said...

You Doris and your friend are truly angels sent to help those critters in their time of great need. Bless your hearts for rescuing that little cutie! I hope that pup gets a wonderful forever home!

Mindy said...

Yay!! What a sweet puppy! What a great day for all of you. ;-)

Nélia said...

Olá Doris

Uma acção muito bonita e o caõzinho parece muito feliz!Foi um grande dia para ele...o 1º de muitos mais.

Bom fim de semana