Thursday, August 16, 2012

The best decision I ever made & Iams Home 4 the Holidays 2012 #IH4tH2012

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My baby girl...
Did you know JR was adopted? Lately, the fluffy cuteness of her baby brother, Baby Pom, has been stealing her thunder but she has her own quality traits. To be honest, when I was in the city that day, I had no intentions of getting a dog. I'm a dog lover but it just didn't seem right in my life at the time. My goal in the city at that point was to pick up some literature for work from Barnes and Nobles. It just so happened that Petco was next door and this woman who would forever change my life was holding an adoption event. I, as all curious bystanders would, took a peek...
What I saw took my breath away...there were dogs of all types...old and young, all having been abandoned for some reason or the other. However, there was one particular crate that was getting a whole lot of attention. It was the one my baby girl was in. Amongst a litter of 6 Jack Russells, JR lay quietly. They had been recently rescued out of a domestically violent home. At 7 weeks, she was the opposite of all of her siblings. She was the runt. She was quiet, calm, and sleeping while they jumped and played. She wasn't all white; she was more brindled instead. She was different. Yet she captivated my attention as I stood for hours, just watching her. Before I knew it, I had adopted her and was on my way home with a new crate, bowls, food, and my very own strangely well-behaved fur baby. Or so I thought, she went crazy on me as soon as we got home. The angelic face was shed but I still loved her.

That was the beginning of our adoption story. In her first 6 months of life, she underwent 3 surgeries, which broke our hearts. 2+ years later, she is now healthy and my ever so precious princess. I can't imagine life without her and believe that our adoption of her was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
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My happy girl...
Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH) 2012 is back this year to help spread the word and help get these fur balls of love adopted into loving homes. This post is to help spread the awareness of adoption and also, my entry to attempt to win a trip to Barkworld this year. I was recently exposed to conferences this year and have found that they are invaluable to developing my blog and getting the adoption message across. I would like to learn to use social media better and learn how to utilize my massive reach to touch people's hearts and empower them to make better decisions and most of all, how rewarding adoption can be.

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Unknown said...[Reply]

What an amazing story! All of our dogs have been rescued as well. Our most recent from the local shelter. I truly believe that rescuing these pups is the only way to go for a lifetime companion.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...[Reply]

Thanks for adopting this beauty. We have always had mutts from shelters or abandoned dogs. They are truly wonderful pets!

Crazy Coupon Mommy said...[Reply]

so cute. when i had pets i ONLY fed them Iams. Its a little more expensive, but the health benefits far outweigh the cost!

Unknown said...[Reply]

She is adorable, but then I've thought so since the first time I saw her in your blog! I have a rat terrier (very close to a Jack Russell) and a pom as well, and can relate to you on many levels! My rat (MaggieMae) is very well behaved - she listens better than the kids!- and my pom is crazy unruly (typical male). They are my babies, and both rescues too!

Cinny said...[Reply]

@Kay Maher, Your two are so similar to my two! BabyPom is a boy and he is better behaved now but he's always so hyper that it's crazy. JR has developed into a fine lady. She has her hyper moments but she really is the best behaved!

Grandma Juice said...[Reply]

That is such a sweet story! and a very cuddly, cute baby :)

Unknown said...[Reply]

Reading this post really tugged at my heartstrings. JR is adorable. I know when my family is ready for a dog it will be a rescue

Ericka @Nibbles and Feasts said...[Reply]

So, so cute! Thanks for adopting.

Tiffany C. said...[Reply]

Love your story. If and when we do get a pet I definitely want to adopt. Thanks for sharing. The pics are super adorable too.

Ellen said...[Reply]

What a precious dog! All of our pets are from either the Humane Society or friends that had to move. It's the best thing we ever did.

saph@frugalwifeblog said...[Reply]

Aww! It's so hard to visit the animal shelters cause I wanna rescue them all but can't!

Marina@EBMR said...[Reply]

Awwwww...she has the prettiest eyes. Love that you can her a second lease at life.

Unknown said...[Reply]

That's a wonderful story and what a great cause. Your doggies are so cute!

tamathamc said...[Reply]

I retweeted, best of luck & keep up the good work. we have 3 rescued dogs & they are priceless

Laura S Reading said...[Reply]

I will be sharing your entry. Best of luck.
Someday I hope to get to a blogging conference but first I have to find babysitters for my precious and unruly bunch.

XOXO, Michelle said...[Reply]

I just cried a little. Hugs to you!

Nikki said...[Reply]

Oh the cuteness!! Good luck, I hope you win!!

Tonya said...[Reply]

Awww, great story. Your baby girl is so cute!

Momma Told Me said...[Reply]

Awww from a chibi little puppy to a lovely little girl, too cute!

Lakeland adventures with Lola and Milo said...[Reply]

I've just hopped over from the extreme pet blogger blog hop to say hi. Great story.

I'm now following you.


Kathleen said...[Reply]

What a cutie? If I had my way I'd have like 10 dogs, all adopted!

Kolchak Puggle said...[Reply]

Awwwww, I love adoption stories! We didn't plan to adopt Felix either - he kind of dropped in our laps but we would trade him for anything in the world!

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