18 April 2012

Wanna make yourself smile?

I don't know if I posted a reference to this before.

Natasha is someone I have known through message boards for a while. She sounds like a fun person, and has two really cute dogs. A few weeks ago she posted about a little family of dogs that were found abandoned by a church. She worked to try to find someone to take them and found a group of angels among us in the guise of a rescue group, not even the breed the mama dog is. The mama, who she named Trixie, and her babies are now safe and those puppies are adorable. It seems kind of prophetic for a dog found in back of a church; in the words of "Amazing Grace," Trixie once was lost, but now she been found. If I were closer to California, not pregnant, and didn't have the Mongrel Horde, I'd be applying for a puppy.

You can read their story here. There are a couple posts with these cuties.

I wanted to share this because it seems like we hear too many stories that don't have a positive outcome, or that don't serve to buoy our spirits. Trixie's story and the fact that people who had every right to say, "It's not my problem," or "I can't help," instead chose to make her their problem and helped her. That makes my heart sing.

And that makes all of you involved in this, in the words of an old college friend, "Awesome, Possum!" (I'd make an award, but possums ain't cute enough to be permanently affixed to anyone's blog sidebar) so you get the invisible "Awesome Possum" award.

I hope anyone still reading this will take a minute to head to Natasha's blog to read about them. I couldn't stop smiling after reading about them. If you can, think about adopting a shelter pet for your next furbaby; let their broken road lead them straight to you. Or, if not, remember to spay or neuter your pet.


April said...

Thanks for sharing Rachel! I have been catching up on my blog reading!! You take care!

Shanda said...

How awesome that these babies were rescued!! All but 1 of my 5 puppies were adopted from the pound or SPCA. They are also all fixed. I often take in strays and re-home them. I'm such a sucker for doggies!!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls