Nine years ago, we welcomed Chloe into our family. It was one of the best decisions we ever made.
We applied to a resuce orgnization in the hopes of welcoming another pug into our home. We never expected her. She was terrified of us and everything. She was so thin and her poor little hips were malformed. She was so anxious to be as far away from us as possible that, when we insisted she come in our bed with us, she fell off it trying to get away. She ran away. She hid. I questioned often if we had done the right thing.
Then she started to peer through D's bedroom door when we played with him in the morning's. She stared to accept treats, and enjoy walks as long as they were on a very quiet street. She let us pet her. It took years, but at some point, she was truly ours. She'd never play with a toy, but she sure enjoyed a chew as much as that toothless mouth could. She'd paw at us to keep up petting her. She'd cuddle up with us - all the time. Her love was one of the most rewarding things I have earned in my life. When she crossed that rainbow bridge, it broke my heart into a million pieces.
We have vowed to always have a rescue in our homes. While we have never had to earn Bacon's love, his life could have been very different. His mom was fostered and he was born to a rescue. Because of a rescue, we were able to welcome him into our hearts and home and provide him with a good life, and with much needed training because of his mutt pedigree. Rescues need us more now than ever so that they can continue to provide care and adoptions for this animals in need.
I ask you to support SecondHand Hounds (Bacon's rescue orgnization) so that they can continue to resuce dogs like Bacon, Willow (his mom) and the Chloe's of the world.
On the weekend of July 25th & 26th, we pledge to get ourselves moving and grooving outside! Please consider donating to a great cause. Together, we can make such a huge difference.