Monday, June 10, 2013

Meet our trio….

We consider ourselves blessed to have three cute, adorable and wonderful pups. Each very special in their own way and all so different.

Lexis, the orange and white Britt on the right was our first rescue. We adopted after we lost our 15 year old Brittany Blend, Justice. She’s an Arkansas gal who we adopted in December of 2009 at the age of 3 ½. We are still trying to figure out how she is able to stay up right on all fours, seeing as how she is always wiggling. She is so easy going and always happy, but she’s a runner. So, Christmas came early for her this year, we recently had a beautiful fence installed, we told her it was just for her, and she acts like it is too. She is now free to run and run and run. I’m not sure who is happier, her or myself. It’s an awesome sight.

Next came Maggie, the liver and white Britt on the left. We got so much pleasure out of adopting Lexis we went for number two. Maggie came to us in October of 2010 at the age of 8. She’s a Jersey girl. Her elderly owner died and it was four days before they were discovered. I can’t even imagine, her life was turned upside down. She’s my favorite (but we won’t tell the other two that). I think it’s because we have so much in common, bad hair days, until she gets her summer cut, totally food motivated and loves to nap. But we know that we have to keep up with our exercise routine, so we are out walking every day. And at 10 ½ she can still keep up with the young ones.

And then there is Raeven. We are still trying to figure out how this happened (Maggie and Lexis are also a little perplexed, really a puppy?). And we are still saying, “what were we thinking”? We lost our German Shepherd, Guinness in September and wanted another. We couldn’t bring ourselves to spend a heap of money with a breeder when there are so many dogs out there just yearning for a loving forever home. So in March we adopted our purebred mutt, we have no idea what she is. Everyone we meet has their own idea, but nothing conclusive. She’s a Tennessean, she and her brother were on their way to the shelter when a co-worker stepped in and fostered until they were adopted. We were given a newspaper article from a Nashville newspaper shortly after adopting regarding the kill rate in shelters in TN being 78 percent. Hard to comprehend, but forever grateful that there are so many rescue groups going above and beyond to find these gorgeous pups their forever homes. She is so funny, and such personality. She literally makes us laugh out loud. She loves to hug and at 50 lbs. and 7 months, thinks she’s a lap dog. I tell her she’s a bit of bully, she does not like to share the toys, which were there long before her.

People think we are crazy having three pups but we wouldn’t have it any other way. They bring constant smiles to our faces and love to our hearts.

Thanks again for all that you do.

Cyndi and Scot