Friday, May 25, 2012

Greetings, Gentle Readers...

Today, I have a wonderful story to share.  It is one of a little dog, due to die, who received a wonderful gift of a new life.  Her name is Green Bean and she's between 3-5 years old.  Here's her story...

While on a Facebook rescue group, I was contacted about a corgi mix in our local shelter. I went to check on her and she was too adorable for words!  A corgi/beagle mix with a bright smile and happy disposition, she was scheduled to die on May 18th.  After some wrangling, several people stepped up and we picked her up on May 17th!

She immediately stuck like glue to Patti (my partner), as most animals do.  If Patti left the room, Beanie would wait at the gate and quietly cry until she returned.  She was such a love-bug here, always wanting to be near.  She quickly potty trained learning both the piddle pad and letting us know when she wanted outside.  All of our dogs enjoyed her and played with her.

We kept her for close to a week before all of the legs of her transport north could be finalized.  There were at least a dozen or more folks involved in the cost and physical transport of her to Bowling Green, Kentucky.   Patti and I drove her 2 1/2 hours north to Montgomery where she was transferred.  She then went from Montgomery to Birmingham, Birmingham to Huntsville, Huntsville to Nashville, and Nashville to Bowling Green.  (I hope I got all that correct - so many were involved!)  

Today, little Beanie is settling in to her foster home in Bowling Green.  She will make a wonderful pet for whoever chooses her as their forever dog.  We were so honored to be a part of it...even just a small part.  We're so thankful to everyone who stepped up to help: from the woman who paid for her pull fee as a birthday gift for her dog to the people who drove 2 and 3 hours out of their way to get Beanie on the road to a new life.

I am overwhelmed by it all.  I knew corgi people were a special breed, just like their wonderful dogs.  But when you see everyone come together for just one little dog who needs a loving family, it reaches deep into your soul.

Special thanks have to go out to Paige Davis who allowed us to pull Beanie under her organization (CorgiPals).  

Bless you all for the selfless work you do.  

And Beanie girl you make the most of this.  Find you a wonderful, loving family who will make you the center of their lives.  Cuddle them and play ball with them...and never let them forget how very special you are!


Patti Bautista said...

You have always had a special way with words. You do not disappoint this time either. Thank you for putting into words so well what I also feel about our time with Beanie. I love you Sweetie.


Enduring Gypsy said...

you and patti are two of the most wonderful, endearing people i know and i am so lucky to have you guys in my life. i can only hope that one day i can make just half the difference you guys have made in rescuing/fostering/finding animals new homes. miss you, anam cara!