Hiya Blogland!!! We are having a horribly stormy day here in Maryland. I’m not begrudging the rain (my gardens love it) but the wind and hail I can do with out.
Don’t forget to send me a picture of you in your Black & White outfit with a link to your post by Saturday June 15th at email@example.com. I’ll be showing all the participants next Sunday for Visible Monday.
Look at this sweet face:
How can you not fall in love with such adorableness?? Let me tell you, Lauren and I did fall in love!!
Meet Gracie-Rose, the new addition to the Supermodel Family!!!! Gracie is a rescued 1 year old fawn-colored chihuahua we are adopting. We get to pick her up Sunday–she was just spayed and has her final vet visit the end of this week.
I have kept in touch with the rescue organization that we got MrBill and KaeKae from, sending pix a couple of times a year. Last week I contacted one of the “owners” Cindi-who also happened to have fostered Bill & Kae for over a year after they were rescued, to let her know about Kae’s passing.
Cindi was as devastated about it as we were. She said the Diva was one of those special dogs she’d always remember–such a personality!! She wondered how Bill was doing, considering how bonded they were. I told her he seemed to be doing ok, being spoiled, but he often seemed kind of lost and depressed. I asked if she had any small female dogs that might be a good match with Bill.
She was so excited to tell me they had just gotten a female chihuahua that might be perfect for us. She was so new she hadn’t been listed on Petfinders and was getting spayed later that week. We made arrangements for Lauren and me to “meet” Gracie this week.
We saw her out in the fenced yard when we pulled up and KNEW she was the one. Gracie (her old name was CeCe–we gave her a new name) is what rescues call a “throw-away” pet. She was brought for an 11 year old girl, and when she stopped being a little cute puppy, the kid got bored with her and Gracie was just ignored until the father dumped her like trash at a shelter because they didn’t want her anymore. The shelter called Cindi the next day to come ad get her because she was so traumatized by being in with all of those large loud dogs. Can you imagine how terrified she must’ve been–a little 5 lb dog in a cage next to 100 lb rottweilers and such??
Cindi warned us that it might take her a few days to come around as she needs to know she is safe and can trust us. She said she couldn’t hold her for 2 days after she came to her–but on the 3rd day she just hopped up in her lap and has been a love bug since!!
Cindi was holding her and I asked if I could try to hold her. Gracie allowed me to hold her!! I petted her and she leaned up and kissed my cheek!! Cindi said that she took longer to warm up to her husband because probably the father had been mean to her in the past. Well–she let Lauren pet her and then she gave him a kiss!!!
I said she’s choosing us like Bill did! (When I “met” Bill and Kae, Bill had been so traumatized in the puppy mill he would only let Cindi hold him, even after a year. He let me hold him the first visit much to the shock of the rescue people–they always said he chose me!!)
Evidently “Throw-away” pets are common in rescue organizations. Once the novelty or cuteness wears off people discard them like a used tissue. They have no consideration these pets have feelings and become attached to their humans. It’s so easy for someone to see a cute puppy in a pet store and buy it on impulse–never thinking that it a living creature!! Some people should not be allowed to have pets!!
There will be lots more pictures next week!!
Here are my last two black and white outfits!! I’ve run out of stuff to wear but will definitely be adding more to my wardrobe!
Wednesday looking “professional” in polkadots and “cow”
Thursday I’m mixing owls and snake print. I decided to wear my lime green shoes for the fun of it!!
This cutey will be ::::::::gulp:::::::: 27 years old tomorrow!!! It seems like only yesterday she was a baby!!
This will be a 4-day weekend for me! Tomorrow is my regular bi-weekly Friday off and I took a vacation day Monday to be home with Gracie. Saturday we are having a family picnic to celebrate Julie and my mom’s birthdays !! They both share the same birthday of June 14th which is also Flag Day in the USA and the US Army’s (my employer)birthday.
I’ll be back Sunday with the Black & White Party and some pix of Gracie Rose. Everyone have a fabulous weekend!!