Friday, November 26, 2010

Rescue Me



Any Thanksgiving when I don't poison the guests is a sucessful Thanksgiving to me. And while the tests haven't come back yet, so far we're sitty pretty.

I hope you'll visit my Patch column today. The piece is a compendium of thoughts, photos, and remembrances from blogger friends about their friends -- rescued dogs and cats. Quite simply, it's beautiful. I can say that, because I barely intruded at all.

(The guys in this picture didn't make the cut. Maybe because their heads were too deep in the kitchen trash, rooting out giblets. I don't know how many times I've told them: Beauty is as beauty does.)

Petrea is honoring her dog Boz today. You can find it at Patch or here.

33 comments:

  1. ;-)

    "sitty pretty" - was it a red or a white?

    Looking forward to your Patch column later. Laurie's brought tears to my eyes.

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  2. Sitting pretty - what everyone does after filling their bellies with Thanksgiving dinner.
    Off to read Patch column!

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  3. Sounds like a fine Thanksgiving. We visited friends, including Rico Suave, the star of my rescue animal post.

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  4. I hope they at least got some giblets.

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  5. Awwww...Phoebe and Albert are beautiful!!!

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  6. Did he swallow a canary along with the giblets?

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Karin. A very nice Patch piece. My favorite dog of all times was Panda, a Border Collie mix found abandoned as a puppy near a junkyard. She was smart, energetic and endlessly patient with my brother and me. Her absolute favorite thing was riding in the basket of my balloon tire bike.

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  8. Terry: For a second, I had an image of a dog riding all alone in a hot air balloon!

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  9. Mirabelle always tries to eat cheese. Any cheese. When a cheese tray is involved, look out.

    The Patch article and accompanying quotes/blog continuations: well, I'm speechless. I love all of you so much, my fellow animal-loving tribe of misfits.

    Thanks for putting it together, Karin. I've snuggled the little mongrels extra close today.

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  10. I think Albert and Phoebe just need a new photographer . . .

    Way to go on Patch and rescue. What a worthy cause.

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  11. Earl, I'm not sure I ever heard the song till Linda Ronstadt did it. But I never got out much.

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  12. Banjo: Stick with me. I'll show you the Fontella Basses of the world.

    WV: Lanism. Not sure what it is, but I think it's a Michigan thing.

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  14. Karin, you should visit Judy's website sometime. Her animal photos are the best of ANY photographer. Period. She captures the souls of those creatures -- from dogs to deer to cows. I can't praise her work enough. Her Flickr site and professional website are both in my blogroll.

    She does pretty great portraits, too, but I'm always stunned at the way she captures animals.

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  15. Good lord, what's happening to my English? Let me try this again:

    Banjo, I shoots 'em as I sees 'em.

    I know the nicest people. And, wow, some of the added photos over at Patch are such a bonus. Lisa, Leslie, Dan. And Judy's -- hers are like a lovely old English painting.

    (I know, Laurie. I'm being extra sweet today.)

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  16. I love your little rascals. They're adorable and I love the mischief in their eyes. They look like they've either just finished getting into trouble, are currently in trouble & are still enjoying the thrill of having gotten away with it, or are thinking about their next big escapade. Maybe all three!

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  17. A decade ago I had my first TG meal across the Atlantic ... tasted delicious, a perfect chef, and I think we were sitty pretty the days after.

    Those were the days.

    D.

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  18. We had a springer spaniel rescue dog some years ago--our first dog. She taught us the basics of dog stewardship.

    She was a total foodaholic. She once took a muffin from a little girl's hand--very neatly; the little girl didn't even know it was gone until well after the fact. And no pizza was safe from her.

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  19. Send em down here to Camp Mumsie. Giblet breath welcome.
    V

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  20. I love your funny pictures of Albert.

    Thanks for letting me be a part of the Patch piece, Karin. My "continued" part will be on PDP tomorrow; I had already promised the contest for today. (There's still time to enter!)

    Everyone's stories and photos are great! I enjoyed putting (pet) faces with the names.

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  21. Tommy would be in heaven if he could've gobbled up some giblets. You have a couple of lucky pooches there even if they did end up on the cutting room floor.

    And I will second Petrea's thanks. It was such great fun participating. And by all the comments it looks like it was a great success.

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  22. I loved being part of it, too. I had some lovely, lovely comments on my blog and heard even more heartwarming stories.

    I'm looking forward to Petrea's contribution tomorrow, too.

    Man, I love the internet. What an amazing way to connect with each other.

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  23. Hi Birdman! And Carolynn, you absolutely nailed it (door number three).

    This was a great experience. Let's all do it again some time.

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  24. For those of you who've had the pleasure of meeting our Miss Daisy, and are aware she has not been feeling well, I posted the following on Karin's Patch column this morning. Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts for our big girl.

    Thank you, Karin, for this column. The stories are heartwarming, but only make the sad news Kathy and I received yesterday all the sadder. As she posted on her link to this column (http://mammothlakesdp.blogspot.com/2010/11/three-of-our-greatest-joys-for-which-we.html), our beloved Miss Daisy has not been feeling well. She's 14 and we know her time is short. We took her to the vet yesterday and the doctor didn't like what he saw. He performed exploratory surgery and Daisy has cancer of the liver. We are now struggling with options. Put her down now, or, if she recovers from the surgery, bring her home for what at most will be a couple of months before she relapses. Needless-to-say, we are grief stricken. We rescued Daisy one month after we were married and she has been a huge part of our lives together. She's a Golden Retriever who does not retrieve. She's simply a huge, furry couch potato who wants nothing more than to be with both of us, preferably on a walk, or even better, a car ride. She's the reason we have a 4 door truck.

    I know that everyone's dog is the best ever, but I have to disagree. I know better. We've been blessed to have a big, furry fluffy butt of a dog for the past 8 years that has given us far more love and affection than we deserve. As someone said, "we give dogs time, attention and affection when we can, and dogs give us everything they've got in return. It's the best deal mankind ever had."

    Isn't that the truth for all us.

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  25. Yes, DB. Miss Daisy is the most beautiful, golden mop of a girl who ever shook my hand.

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  26. Another cold winter?

    D.

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  27. Sad news about Miss Daisy, I'm so sorry. The decisions that now have to be made are very hard.

    Thanks for putting together such a successful adoptapetblogathon. If I could learn to cheat at wishbones, I would wish that every homeless animal gets a safe and loving home before the holidays.

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  28. My rescued pals have brought so much love and lots of tiny joys into my life. I'm glad to have all of them. I loved reading everyone's thoughts and stories!

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  29. Miss Daisy made it through the weekend and she is now resting at home. She's happy to be there and doesn't appear to be in any pain, although she is obviously ill. She has begun eating which is good. We will enjoy her final days so long as she is feeling well, and when the time comes, we'll say our goodbyes and make the painful decision that so many of you have had to do. Thank you all for your kind comments and words of encouragement.

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