Friday, April 15, 2016

Dear Abby - Meet Lady (A Rescued Pet Spotlight)

Dear Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful week in your part of the world!  I have a special friend for you to meet today.  

Lady is a 4 year old Dachshund/Terrier mix.  She was rescued during a scary flood in Oklahoma.  Even the animal shelter was flooding!   

She is a very pretty girl, and we Dachshund/Terrier mixes have to stick together.  Read on to learn more about Lady's dramatic story.

Abby:  What is your background and how did you end up in rescue?: 

Lady:  I’m not sure how I arrived at the rescue but I wasn’t there very long until the heavy rains started to seep under doors and before long it was flooding the aisles.

People who volunteered at this shelter tried to get the cages out but soon the water was so deep that they asked us to swim out. They watched us but I was able to swim and soon was reached by someone on higher ground. They dried me and put me in a crate. Then they took us to an old fire station that was on high ground.

The people who ran the shelter sent word out on TV and begged people to please adopt us if they could give us a good home.

A number of people responded. I was a little afraid of some of the loud little people but then my mom came in and she walked straight to me. She did some signing and then took me in to get a shot.  I wasn’t really afraid because she held me and I felt loved.

Abby:  How were your first days at your new home?

Lady:  My new home had two dogs that lived there, both bigger than me. One was friendly but one was a little unsure of me. My mom made sure I was not left alone with them until she was sure they both accepted me.

Abby:  What are a few of your favorite things?

Lady:  I love to have something in my mouth. It may be a little piece of paper or a sock. I especially like socks. Mom bought me a toy that I love to play with, throwing it in the air and catching it.

Abby:  Do you have any tips for people who want to adopt a rescue pet?

Lady:  I want my friends to have someone who will not neglect their care. The people who rescue us should love us but not just for a little while. We need a forever home and good food. We want to be loved and will give our entire loyalty and love in return.

Abby:  Is there a rescue group you want to send a shout out to?

Lady:  A group in Madill, OK called SOAR Southern Oklahoma Animal Resources is great and a no-kill shelter.

Lady, thank you for visiting my blog today and sharing your story!   My Momma and your Mom are bookseller friends, and I have heard that your Mom is a wonderful, dedicated animal lover.

Friends, if you have comments for Lady or just want to say "hi," I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Have a great weekend!


Abby xoxoxo


Mary Huckaby said...

Abby, I just want to say how much I'm enjoying your 'Rescued Pet Spotlight' on Fridays. Keep up the good work! You and your mom are doing a great service.

The DSRS of our lives said...

Abby you're such a great interviewer of other rescued pets.!! good job!

I love you picture too!

Susannah said...

Oh my goodness, she is such a cutie! <3

Abby said...

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for stopping by! Lady is such a great dog. I am happy to share her inspiring story.

Love to all,


Farrah said...

I love your rescued pet spotlights every Friday! Lady is adorable, and I'm so glad she has a home now! <3

barbarakwrites said...

These Pet Rescue stories are the best! I look forward to reading them every Friday. Each pet has an interesting and often scary story to tell. But seeing them with their lovely forever families always makes me smile. Telling the stories from the pet's own perspective makes it so easy to connect and love these furry friends from afar!

Abby said...

Thank you so much for the comments!

Farrah, I am also so glad that Lady found the perfect home.

Barbara, thank you for saying that! I'm so glad you are enjoying the pet rescue stories. I am sure enjoying meeting the other rescued pets and writing them.



Brianna George said...

Awww what a sweet story and adorable pup. We have a rescue dog as well. They are the best. :)

Abby said...

Brianna, I agree! :-)