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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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bishielurfer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I think this is really awesome of you to do. I have seven cats of my own, all taken from people who didn't want them and a few even from abusive homes. I don't understand how anyone could hurt a child or a pet; they're just so helpless and loving.
a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know the name specifically but i think that burt ward( or at least the guy that played Robin in the old batman series from the 60's)
runs a animal/dog sanctuary some where like texas
im sure theres more than a few of those kinds of places
but i do agree there does seem to be a need for some sorta quiz or so lol
LoriGarnerArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009

Call the Denton Humane Society. They may have someone who can foster the Mom and her pups. My heart goes out to these precious lives. Here's the link with a number for emergency referals:
lockstock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
They were rescued this morning by a lady named "Theresa." I don't know who she is but she's an angel in my book.
LoriGarnerArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sending this to a friend who lives in Plano, TX, and posting to my Facebook and Twitter. I don't think one of my dogs would be safe with the puppies or I would offer to foster them. Naomi is such a sweetheart. ;__;
lockstock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Thank you so much! The momma and her pups were rescued this morning. :) I'm grateful for your spreading the word!
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I'm so glad! :heart::heart::heart: Did a rescue take them in, or an individual?
lockstock Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
I think it was a lady who works in collaboration with a rescue, so I believe that once the puppies are old enough, they'll be adopted out by the group.
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, that's great! :D
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