The Dog Days of Summer Are Early This Year

Beautiful Bella

There’s a new addition to our family.  This weekend, we “took delivery” of Bella, a beautiful Alaskan Husky mix (we’re thinking maybe a little German Shepherd or Lab).  The bandana she’s wearing in the photo on the left says, “Adopt Me”.  It’s hard for us to imagine how this beautiful, loving dog could have spent 4 months in the pound.  It’s even harder for us to imagine how she was adopted out and returned.  We, of course, know that her survival at and subsequent rescue from the pound, as well as her first failed adoption, all took place because she belonged with us.

We would like to thank Bonaparte’s Retreat, a wonderful organization run by Emmylou Harris, dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for shelter dogs when their allotted time is up & finding them forever homes.

We were stunned to learn that here in metro Nashville alone, more than 10,000 animals are put down each year due to a lack of space, funding, and owners.  If you are considering getting a pet, please consider adopting from a rescue organization in your area.  An internet search will likely lead to one in your area.  However, I would highly recommend PetFinder.com, which is where we first saw this exact photograph of Bella and immediately emailed to check on her availability.

Kitty at Halloween

Everyone in our family, with the possible exception of our 10-year-old, 20-pound, “only child” cat, is so excited about making Bella a part of our family.  Of course, as you can see in the photo, Kitty will be thrilled that there is now someone else for “Mama” to put costumes on and torment in general.  Perhaps, when Bella isn’t chasing him through the house at warp speed, he can finally get some rest!

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~ by suitenectar on June 1, 2010.

3 Responses to “The Dog Days of Summer Are Early This Year”

  1. Best…dog…ever!!! If you need a dog-sitter, call me.

  2. Ok– poor kitty! The costume is hilarious, Miss! Goodness, I love you guys!

  3. What a beautiful dog! Best of luck to you.

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