Saturday, April 26, 2008

Introduction, part four

I realized tonight that my introductions were incomplete. I forgot to introduce my furry "kids."

This is Coolie, striking his best pose for the cover of the LL Bean catalog, in a rare Texas snow. I found Coolie at the Arlington city shelter.

This is Banjo. No, he is not a beagle on steroids...he's a Treeing Walker Coonhound. Walker hounds have been known to actually climb trees in pursuit of a raccoon, but Banjo has not yet displayed this talent. I found Banjo at an SPCA shelter up by the Texas-Oklahoma border.

This is Blossom, pouncing towards Coolie. She's supposed to be a pointer/Staffordshire bull terrier mix. I got her from the Irving city shelter on her "disposition date", ie, the day she was scheduled to be disposed of (euthanized).

And this is Boo, our most recent addition. He, too, is a Walker hound and was in a city shelter in Texarkana. He was rescued by a rescue group on the day he was to be euthanized and was in pretty bad shape. He evidently has been mistreated somewhere along the line, and we are still working on getting him to trust people.

My dogs bring me so much happiness. I encourage anyone who wants a furry friend to consider adopting a dog from a shelter. There are millions of dogs euthanized in this country...wonderful dogs who deserve a home and family, a full tummy and a warm bed, companionship and loyalty.

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Jesse said...

Hey you should totally get some VIDEO of the dogs being their cute,loud,silly,slobbery selves. Banjos singing could make lots of people laugh. Plus seeing Miss Blossom get all cute for a treat would be GREAT