As I had a complete blonde moment yesterday and totally forgot to write my daily piece of literary genius – okay, maybe not so much – please indulge me for a moment to tell you why.
On occasion, I get the opportunity to help out with an awesome organization, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. Like many rescue groups, this organization rescues, rehabs, and finds permanent homes for Labs that have been surrendered or abandoned by their owners, left in shelters, or in this recent case, dumped off in the Everglades to basically become gator bait.
Lady, or as I like to call her, Lucy, was just that. She was found wandering around in the Everglades a few weeks ago and was turned into the Miami Dade Animal Shelter. After two weeks no one claimed her – which is hard to believe as judging by the condition she’s in, someone was taking care of her. Maybe too much. Let’s just say she’s a little, well, plump.
It’s not hard to see that Lucy has already had at least one litter, so the wonderful people at the shelter made sure to fix her up lickety split so she wouldn’t have to deal with any more, let’s just say, overly friendly boys hanging around.
Lab Rescue sent a volunteer to evaluate Lucy at the shelter and it didn’t take long to see that she would make somebody a great pet. And so the rescue train left the station, en route to the temporary foster home of Casa de Black Dog. And as you can plainly see, she hates it here. Really. Hates it.
The only down side to all of this, neither human nor canine have gotten any sleep for the past three nights as Miss Lucy seems to have a possible case of kennel cough. Poor thing sounds like she can’t stop trying to hack up a hairball and it only gets worse at night. Luckily though, thanks to generous veterinarians who are only too willing to help out rescue groups, Lucy will be on the road to recovery later today. And Casa de Black Dog may actually be able to catch up on a few winks. Winks which I am only to glad to give up to help such sweet, gentle souls like this one find a permanent loving home.
So the next time you’re looking for a furry friend, be sure to check out your local rescue groups. You never know, you’re new BFF may only be a mouse click away. And then you can spend the rest of your days getting THIS face whenever you settle down with your nightly bowl of Moose Tracks.
Enjoy the ride.
Where did you get your mutt from? Would you consider a rescue?