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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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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the new addition, and on saving a no doubt wonderful life. :hug: Give Buster a smooch for me. :heart:
lockstock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Will do!
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Oh, congratulations on your new fuzzy family member!! :D I love your blog but I will admit, reading the last paragraphs of most of the submissions is very hard on me... I cry and cry and cry when there is not a happy ending. I myself volunteer with a local group called WARF; Saturday I helped with kitten / cat adoptions at our local PetCo, and today I helped trap some wild cats so they can be fixed so they won't make more wild cats ^__~ I always think of you and your hubby and all the great work you're doing and it inspires me to keep on volunteering for our fuzzy friends. For my next project I'm going to see what I can do to help those who are fighting to save our wild horses. Thank you again for setting such a great volunteering example for us all!
RD-7391 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, btw, I wish I could help out on the donation, becuase I love making donations to animal causes, but I am currently overdrafted a few hundred, so until I get that straighted out, I honetsly can't help out this time. :(

I hope everything works out for the best though...
RD-7391 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear it. Btw, I don't hug my cats, I generally love and kiss 'em to death. Lol. They're used to it by now though. :D
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
I hugged my dog today
rubydeva Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
I hugged both of the dogs when I got home today. Made my day even better! :D
Just-A-Little-Knotty Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
We need photos of Buster
lockstock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Did you click the video link? :D He's got photos as well as [link]
Just-A-Little-Knotty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
OMG ! He's so beautiful. And now this darn video has gone & made me cry LOL
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