"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." --Unknown (thanks, KB)
Friday, November 11, 2011
It's been an emotional week...
First I want to thank the readers of our blog for your many kind words of condolence when we lost Gizmo last month and your many insightful and empathic stories as we've been working through this process of grieving his loss to our family. Gizmo had a huge personality and was a big part of life at chez RottRover and the pain is overwhelming at times. All of you with a pack of dogs knowthat the pack dynamics shift after such a loss. Bart and Ruby have become closer friends and are spending more time in close proximity to one another. Bart was very sad and lost initially, but he seems to have moved on and bonded more closely with his sister. He is somewhat more clingy with me - he needs to be close to me pretty much whenever I'm home, but he is such a sweet boy it's easy to accommodate to this. We've been walking more frequently and socializing often with our extended pack at the creek.
Enter Myzie's Rescue Me Week...
Each day many of you have posted about a wonderful animal in need of a forever home - some from high kill shelters, some from rescues. Many mornings I've had "leaky" eyesreading about a dog or a kitty or a bunny or a GOAT in need of rescue. I looked on Petfinder for rottweilers:
Here is Kobe, the young guy I met a couple of weeks ago when I went to deliver treats to the shelter.
HELP! I'm being pixelated!!
Here's Boomer who's in foster care not far from Chez RottRover.
I started wondering about the woman who had rescued Ruby who said she was getting out of rescue soon because she was getting burnt-out. Maybe I could post one of their dogs and maybe their rescue could receive a donation... Then on Tuesday she sent me this e-mail:
Hope your all well! Thought I would send you this, in case you know anyone that can take him? One day I will hike with you, but I never seem to have a free day.......
Fw: Big teddy bear of a Rottie - at Camarillo, CA
This big guy has quickly made himself one of the shelter's favorites. Chubs is a friendly 4-5 yr. old male Rottie who appears to get along with everybody, including other dogs.
He hops a little when he runs - as if from an old rear leg injury, but does not appear to be in any discomfort, and is otherwise healthy. He does not show signs of this injury while walking. But at over 100 lbs, Chubs is not looking to be anybody's jogging partner anyway, and is hoping for a soft spot in your living room or den.
Please help this big handsome guy get adopted or rescued before he runs out of time at this crowded shelter. If you can't take him home with you, please consider pledging money to help a rescue save Chubs.
If you have specific questions, please call the shelter: 805-388-4341, then 0 and ask about A537049 (since Chubs might not ring a bell).
Rob & Chubs
Teddy-bear??? Chubs???OMD!!His picture has been taken down because the rescue has pulled him, but suffice to say he had a great big smile and LIPSTICK!! (He got tutored yesterday...)
Bart and Ruby and I are on our way up to Camarillo in a few minutes to go and meet Chubs.
Mayzie, this may have been Rescue ME Week!! We'll see. Regardless, I'll post pictures of the Chubmeister and send you the name of this Rob guy's rescue.