March has whipped in like a lion! It’s absolutely frigid here. The snow is taking a slow melt as temperatures gradually climb above freezing. It makes me long for Spring even more. So, I won’t torture anyone with images of lovely, colorful flowers.
Instead, let’s feature pets. More specifically, a feature on rescue pets. Sadie Sue Shagbottom came to me via Adopt A Lab.org. and Pepper Potts is my friend’s cat who she rescued from H.O.P.E rescue (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist). Adopt don’t shop is my creed, but I’ve run into a snag with that as I’m looking for a Great Dane. MAGDRL refused to speak to me because I live in the city in an apartment. I can’t put up a fence, so no dog, regardless of having had a special needs Jack Russel for 13 years, or rescuing my Golden Lab. They’re really strict with whom they home their pets with. They’ve been burned by people who return them too often. Danes, above all, are probably not the most successful loves to re-home. They’re huge. People don’t get how huge. Therefore, they’re powerful. Properly adjusted and trained, they’re lap dogs–naturally docile couch potatoes. In the wrong hands, this large breed can be a danger to people. MAGDRL is doing everything they can to limit failed homes and bad situations. Unfortunately, that drives someone like me off to a breeder. Danes, despite what they say, do not show up in shelters in my area. And, it is that specific breed I want to be part of, as rescuer, mom and advocate. Eventually, I will rescue one–because eventually I will be in a situation that meets their requirements, and I won’t give up. That, in essence, is the type of person they want to rescue their pups.
March 2015 Art Feature