141022c1 - Rescue Story: Reciprocal Rescue

Heartfelt Rescue Story: "I was SO wounded before getting Nakita..."


In 2008 I had a very traumatic life experience to heal from, and after cocooning myself into a secluded cabin in the woods for 2 years, I was finally ready to adventure out a bit into the world. 

Having always had pets growing up – and usually rescues – I was anxious to find a dog to adopt. 

My current living situation clearly stated “no pets” and after a year of begging the landlord to change the policy he finally let me adopt a “small” dog. 

My daughter-in-law has allergies so I wanted to find something that she could tolerate when the family visited. 
I had researched breeds that would fit the bill and jumped on Petfinder.com to start looking.I knew it when I saw the pic of this adorable Cairn Terrier/Mini Schnauzer mix with the giant ears and inquisitive eyes that I had to have this one ... Find out what happens >> http://greatergood.me/1ygYV6N

QOTD - John Steinbeck “I've seen a look in dogs' eyes ... | #dogs #quotes

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141021p - Ebola Nurse's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is Quarantined & Being Tested

Have any of you been worried about the Ebola nurse's dog? From Huffington Post, we hear that Bentley, Nina Pham's 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is well & wagging his tail in his quarantined quarters. 

He has a bed and toys as well as armed guards, visitors in protective gear (which we hope doesn't scare him), and a Hazmat bucket for waste.  

His urine and feces are being tested to determine whether or not he has or is carrying the virus.  Even if animals can carry the virus, we don't know if they can pass it on to other animals and/or humans. 

In any case, we are thankful he wasn't euthanized like the dog that belonged to the Ebola victim in Spain! 

Bentley appears to be well cared for, though we are certain he misses his mom very much...and probably wonders why his caretakers are dressed so weirdly. 

We wish Bentley and Nina good health and we hope for a quick end to this miserable illness! 

Here's a video you might like to see
>> http://huff.to/1xWHbxm

141022v3 - Golden Retriever Wants His Sister's Pool Float, and He Gets It!

141021v3 - Supreme Court Judges -- As Dogs! Hysterically Funny Skit from John Oliver!

Go directly to the dogs at 2:27

141022v2 - Bulldog Puppy Gives Love & Kisses to the Baby

141022v1 - All 14 of Her Puppies Found Homes...But Not the Mom...Until...! :)

141021v2 - Baby Corgi Learning to Play Ball -- Watch His Ears!

141021v1 - Dunder the German Shepherd is Really Just a Big Baby!

141021c1 - Rescue Story: The Orchestra Mascot

Heartfelt Rescue Story: ...his anxiety issues are getting better, & as long as he's right beside me all the time he's happy

As a member of my orchestra, I was volunteering in the office one day when my manager came in late. She had explained that she was late because her niece gave her a kitten to watch. 

She had been driving on the highway when she found a 5-week-old kitten running on the side of the road, and gave it to my manager to watch until they could find a home for him. 

I decided to meet the little fella, and I fell in love. It was obvious that he had anxiety issues (like me), but what cat wouldn't if he had been just a baby living on the highway?

I named him "Maestro," and he is an absolute joy. He's not a normal cat: he LOVES water, plays fetch, and has somehow learned how to drink out of a straw (by tilting the cup back and having the drink drip into his mouth).
I try my best.... Read more >> http://greatergood.me/11ZcWeI

QOTD - John Grogan “It's just the most amazing thing to love ...

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