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August 3, 2009


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We have a new addition to the family!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 3, 2009, 3:21 AM
  • Mood: Joy



It had been a particularly bad week at the shelter.  One by one, dogs were falling ill or else simply running out of time as the spaces filled up, and so many of our little pals were being put to sleep.  Buster was the last of the "oldies" who'd been there the longest.  We loved him but knew that there were and always would be dogs we loved but we certainly couldn't save them all.  However, he just seemed like the right dog for us.  The right personality.  And, with the week as horrible as it had been, maybe this was our last chance to pull something good out of it all:

Buster's Last Stand

That was yesterday.  After he and Rufus hashed out who was going to be alpha (Rufus, apparently) it's like a final puzzle piece of my life has suddenly clicked into place and I haven't stopped smiling.  I think I even fell asleep smiling, one dog on the floor beside me, the other one curled up by my feet on the futon.  The cats even seem more relaxed now that Rufus has someone his own speed and species to roughhouse with.  Even though this will make things tight, financially, I have to say I have a strange contentment now that I really can't explain.  He was the right dog and though we may not think so, this was the right time for him as well.  

I love my fuzzy family.

Speaking of fuzzy family members, RTyson's new doggie needs surgery soon, to the tune of around $3,000.  She's having an art sale but donations are always appreciated.  Please check out the art for sale here:… and if you want to donate, the paypal address is
Every little bit helps, so don't hesitate if you have even $5 to spare.  

Have you hugged your pets today?  :hug:

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Onnagata-stock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
And so there shall be some... er, soon. ^^;
Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
ya know I get that about being the Right fit for the family RumpRoast was like that and it's been a SMALL part of the reason we have not added a 4 legger to family in the last several years so warm blessings to your finally for bringing him home
realityhelix Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you need, is a great big old farm, so you can have a big fuzzy family and not worry at all about space.

...I want a farm too...
cyrano82 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah, today i hugged my cat and she returned the snuggles back... plus several scratches :XD:
ImaginedMoments Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
How wonderful and congratulations!!!
WiccanSilver Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
I hug and harass my doggies everyday. Although the puggie was just diagnosed with malignant melanoma we have decided no chemo or radiation because it could cause her to have burns on her face and eyes. but she is doing really well and shows no sign of slowing down yet :)
christi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the new family member. As for the surgery thing, I know how that goes, I'm trying to help a friend of mine raise money to pay for her 19wk old kitten's surgery. She's had the surgery but now there's the 2k bill to pay. [link] I'll if we can afford to give $5 at least to help your friend, every little bit helps.
mpadgett Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the new addition! :heart: I can't imagine working in a place like that. It would just be too heartbreaking. I'm glad you could save Buster. Our 13 year old Ness is a rescue and she has been the best dog.
RTyson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Congratulations on adding Buster to your family....He was obviously just waiting for the right family to come along and I think he has chosen well! ;)

Also, thank you so much for adding a link to my journal, Aggie and I really appreciate it :hug: :lick: <--- that's from Aggie, just in case you were wondering!
ClaireCollyer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
nothing like fur kids :) Wonderful to hear that you feel your fur family is complete! :)
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