Friday, July 18, 2008

for the love of a dog

As I had stated in a previous post, I will always try to pick up a stray dog if I spot one. I keep myself armed with an extra leash and treats if the opportunity presents itself. Well, this week it did. After much discussion and whining, I agreed to go to the store to pick up some wine and an avacado. On my way there, a little dog ran out into the street twice and narrowly missed becoming road kill. In front of two police cruisers, I pulled an illegal u-turn and followed the dog down a street. She was scared and a little manic, but after many treats I was able to coax her into my car. Unfortunately, she did not have a collar...So, I dropped her off at home with Craig and went back to get the wine. I do have my priorities...

When I got back home, I immediately placed an ad on Craigslist, one in the local paper and provided her information to a local pet finder service. Sadly, there was NO ONE looking for her. Since the housing market took a dump, people have taken to abandoning their pets or surrending them to a local shelter. I took one of Nadine's old collars and a name tag and put them on "Dog" just in case she got loose again. Nadine and Jerry showed her the ropes and played with her in the backyard.

The next morning, I took a few pictures of her and sent out an email to all my "dog lover" friends and asscoiates. By the end of the day, I had 4 people that wanted her. I was thrilled. My friend Donna was first to respond and desperately wanted to meet her. Last night, I took little "Dog" to meet with Donna, her two young sons, her husband and the other two family dogs. "Dog" fit in perfectly and Donna and Hal decided to keep her. Of course they know that if "Dog's" owners contact me, they may have to return her. As of today, there has been no response to any of my ads and I have not seen an ad placed looking for her. And that is a good thing because Donna emailed me today and told me her family has fallen in love with her and named her Abby Grace.

My attempt to make the world a better place, one dog at a time...


Introducing, Ms Abby Grace






7 comments:

Marc said...

awww....she is beautiful and so are you for rescuing her! she is just precious. reminds me a lot of our dodger. abby grace is such a lovely name. i can't believe that people would abandon their pets that way. that's just wrong. i hope for donna and hal's sake that no one claims her, but whomever lost her lost a sweetheart.

all of our dogs are rescued dogs and we feel the same way...

buffalodickdy said...

You did good. We've done similar acts over the years. Some with happy endings, some not...

Tanya Kristine said...

Aww...i'm so happy for her. from the ghetto to the burbs. good for her.

VE said...

Good for you! I try and pick up stray $100 bills when I find them. I'm so giving that way...

Hey, I've cooked up something special on my blog...

doggybloggy said...

good job.....

pinknest said...

she's beautiful!! good work.

Joe said...

You know the world would be a better place if people around here went out with, for example, a few beers and treats to give me when I've had a rough day.

I'm just saying...