Original post : An introduction 2013
I'm a 3 - 4 year old miniature Australian Shepherd. I'm also a Rescue
Dog! My Mom likes keeping my rescuers updated on my progress, and she
likes telling people about me. One of my rescuers suggested that my Mom
start a blog for me so she can help me tell my story and share
news about my fuzzy life! Seems like the natural thing to do. After all,
I *am* a star!
My beginnings are a mystery. Somebody abandoned
me. I mean really - look at this face! ABANDONED ME! The story goes
like this: I was kept by a man who didn't let me into the house. I was
tied to a fence in his yard all the time. Eventually, his neighbors got
in touch with a friend of theirs who works with New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue - Heartland
A wonderful woman in Kentucky offered to come help me if the man would
agree to give me up. She had his neighbors ask him if he'd let me go,
and he agreed. The rescuer couldn't come to get me for a few days, so I
had to wait. When she got there, she found me still tied to the fence.
But something was very wrong. The house was empty, and the man was gone.
He had left me tied there with no way to help myself! This wonderful
lady scooped me up and took me into her home. She and her rescue friends
took me to a vet to be sure I didn't need any medical help, and to make
certain that there wouldn't be any additional puppies coming into the
world. I'd already had puppies before! She helped me rest and heal, but I
wondered what would become of me.
About this same time, my Mom
was really, really sad. She had a wonderful Border Collie friend named
Daisy. Daisy and Mom had a really nice life together. It was so nice,
that Daisy stayed with Mom for a really long time. She became very old.
Eventually, she went to Rainbow Bridge to rest and wait for Mom. Mom was
so sad without Daisy, that she started applying to Border Collie rescue
groups in hopes of adopting another friend. She spent many months
filling out applications, making phone calls, and doing research. Only
two of the rescue groups were willing to let her adopt! The others all
said she couldn't adopt a Border Collie because her yard wasn't fenced!
The groups that said "yes" didn't have dogs available for her. She was
One day, my family-to-be went to the New York
State Fair. There, they met a young lady with a miniature Australian
Shepherd, and my Mom had an idea; maybe it's time to look elsewhere for
another dog friend. She started looking online and found New Spirit 4
Aussies, and then she found me!
Mom filled out another
application, but this time she heard back almost right away. She talked
for a long time on the phone with one of the rescuers, and they decided
right then and there that Mom would give me a great home! They were so
right!! Mom was so grateful that somebody was willing to look beyond the
fenced yard and into her heart! I'm grateful too! You should see the
treats I get! Mom and Daddy really like to fuss over me and play with
me. It's so nice to cuddle on the bed with them, and go for long walks
with Mom. Getting rescued is AWESOME!
If anyone you know is
talking about adding a dog to their family, please ask them to consider
adopting a rescue dog. You could be the best thing that ever happened in
some lucky dog's life - and they'll really thank you for it!