For Open Link Night at dVerse on Saturday, my post was titled “The Dog Days of Summer.” Today, because I’m feeling lazy, here’s a photo variation on the theme: The dogs We’ve loved:
Ascot, our first (and the only dog we got from a breeder, rather than a rescue, a Jack Russell Terrier (1993-2009) This photo was taken when he was quite old. David’s canine soul-mate.
Blondie, a Golden Retriever Mix rescued from the Humane Society in 1993 at about age 1 1/2. We got her because she was calm and thought she would be am asset in influencing our wild little JRT–wrong. She had heartworms; we had her treated and they became an inseparable wild, though well-trained pair.. We lost her in 2004. She was my soul mate in the dog kingdom.
Dolli, an American Eskimo, rescued from a local rescue in 2004, found wandering the streets of Reno, scavenging. The rescue said she was between 3-5 years old, but we only had her 5 years and the vet said she was likely about 15 when she died. She was a sweet friend to us and Ascot, and died only a couple of months after him. You may recognize the breed with its long hair–she felt the heat.
Zoe–a Jack Russell/Doxie Mix (a guess). We rescued Zoe through Petfinder.com from a Northern California rescue. She is almost completely deaf and has had spinal cord degenerative problems such as are common with Dachshunds. Early this year she required surgery for a disc that had intruded on her cervical spine.
Sparky–Zoe’s hearing-ear dog, rescued only a week after Zoe. He is a Papillion mix. I was down in the desert when I had to have Dolli put down, so we found him, also on Petfinder.com and picked him up in SoCal on the way home. They are inseparable.
Underlying this post is my goal of promoting animal rescue. And, if you are able, consider adopting a special needs dog or cat. It is so rewarding.
In the near future, I will be announcing a new effort. I am an avid (addicted?) jewelry-maker, in the process of setting up an ESTY shop under the name VictoriaCreates. There I will be offering my jewelry for sale at very affordable prices. I will keep only the cost of supplies and donate the balance to the SPCA of Northern Nevada, a no-kill shelter.
Have a wonderful week and, those of you who do have pets, give them an extra treat, walk or cuddle for me.