My furry children
Let me set the stage for the theme on my blog. James and I have had endless conversations on what is considered “good” behavior with our children. If you have never had a pet, not just an animal you have around the house, then you don’t fully understand the similarities between the two. Hopefully I can explain.
Let me introduce my crew. You might know that three of them are dogs. They are all rescue babies. Numa was the first one we adopted. WOW, she was CRAZY. As you can see, she is a husky/wolf mix. She was badly abused. She had been confined in a small area without food or water. So the first night we had her, she would totally freak out if she could not see you, but we weren’t allowed to touch her. She acted like we were going to kill her. I truly can’t explain how bad it was.
When we were checking out with Numa at the pound, a woman was turning in her dog, of seven years for “teaching the puppies to dig.” I was completely appalled by her story. She told me she had tried to give her away before but she walked home, 45 miles and arrived before her. When she let “Lucky” go, she walked over to the man checking her in and placed her head in his lap. We left with Numa but couldn’t get Lucky out of our minds. I went back two days later and she was gone. I asked if she was adopted but was told they took her to be groomed in the hope it would help her find a family quicker. I left my number with them to call if they were going to put her down. Fortunately, they called. We call her Miss Luck. She was meant to be with us. From her pictures you will notice she has the same bad hair as my sister and I. We are convinced, if we didn’t get her, we would not have been able to handle Numa. Luck has shown her how to be a NORMAL dog.
Mable is the newest member of our family. Mable’s life started in a puppy mill. She had her paw crushed in a cage so one of her paws is half the size of the others. She came from Virginia. When she arrived on the scene, she would wink at us. A few weeks later she got very sick. We found out that she had a zinc deficiency. This is why she winked. The condition is from being over bred. We finally got her back on track with Dinovite and zinc pills. She is very vocal and has taken over as alpha girl in our pack.
You will have to wait for another day to learn about the cats. Oh, you might wonder where my girls got their cute hats? They come from Wiggy Studios.