Monday, December 28, 2009

Tuesday's Show and Tail - Dynamite!

It's time for Tuesdays' Show & Tail' over at Angela's West Virginia Treasures! If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being our host!Here is a picture of an Australian Shepherd dog we took in a few years back - her name was Dyna (Dynamite!) - we also owned Nitro (short for Nitroglycerine!) at the same time. (Nitro was a few years older than Dyna.)

Dyna was a small pup when we got her from a backyard breeder who had way too many puppies. She kept the pups outside in a wire pen with a plastic tarp over it for shade. The puppies were all lethargic; now that I look back on it, I believe they had heat stroke - it was so very hot and humid for a few weeks prior to my visit to that person's property. I wish I could have been able to take all the pups! But Dyna was the one I chose, and she laid on my knees for the 45 min. car trip back to my house. We almost made it, but 1 mile to go, and she vomited right in my lap! UGH! Poor sick puppy!The pictures make it appear that her eyes were redish color, but they weren't - they were actually green! She was a very smart dog, learning to fetch and grab a Frisbee and tennis balls out of the air, bringing them back quickly. The spring of '07 we rehomed Dyna. She was nearly 2 yrs of age and had come along quite well. I interviewed a husband and wife who lived in the Detroit suburbs with another elderly Aussie Sheperd. They wanted a companion for their dog who had lost its buddy to cancer a short time before. The 2 dogs got along famously, and Dyna's new owners kept in touch with us that entire first year.It was wonderful to hear how Dyna transformed their quiet peaceful home into a place vibrantly alive with activities - and how the previously overweight Aussie who mourned her deceased buddy was now able to loose weight romping around the yard and household with Dyna! I think that is part of why I've enjoyed helping to rescue and re-home the creatures that have come my way - to see a new purpose for their lives with owners that will love and cherish them for the rest of their days.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Well, you're very brave, dearie. I saved many and many a cat, but it would tear my heart out to place them in homes...yes, they were good homes, but I always just worried and really missed the kitties...I would always remember their sad eyes as they were taken by their new owners, it just made me heartsick and even now I can't face doing it again, I just have placed a few these past 8 years here and have kept the four "baddies" myself...

Angela said...

Dyna sure is pretty! I agree with Penniwig. I think it takes a special person to be able to take in an animal, train them and then give them over to someone else. You are a true rescuer at heart!

I think it is always good to have a younger dog to help keep up the health of the older dog. That is what Jazz did for Two when we got her. Jazz put some life back into Two's life and Two has gotten the chance to be a mother for the first time. Bonuses for both of them!

Thanks for sharing Dyna with us this week!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You are such a dear to do what you do! The same thing happened to me three years ago when I drove a few hours to get Charlie Ross. About a mile from home, he threw up in my lap! Poor baby!

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Its ME said...

happy to read bout you and your corgis blogs too . thanks.

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder what anonymous said - anyway I think you should run an animal shelter - any animal that gets you is lucky.

Hope you feel better.

Wishing you a happy new year. Sandie

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You have a good heart. All my critters are rescue cases. Love my fur babies. Happy New Year!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,