Left at a pound by someone who spoke no English. The language barrier kept staff from knowing this poor dog’s story. Why was she left there? What could have happened?
Fortunately the staff realized this sweet girl was deaf. Perhaps her first owner thought she just wouldn’t listen? Wouldn’t be good no matter what he did? His loss, my gain.
Today I was given the honor of becoming the new and forever Mom of Emma! I poured the family in the car (actually they beat me to it) and off we went to the annual Adopt A Spot picnic! An event that contains more spots than I’ve ever seen in one place! Which one is she… where is Emma?
I parked the car while everyone else went ahead. As I walked towards the group my daughter called, “Mom! THIS IS EMMA!”
Did you hear that? It was my heart. It flew out of my chest and fell right on top of Emma.
She’s not Fritzie. She’s not Freckles. She’s certainly not Dottie. Indeed, she is Emma. Soft, sweet, funny and completely addicted to tennis balls. Have you ever seen a dog fit two tennis balls in her mouth? Emma can do that. She’s just that good.
How many times have we CALLED her and thought, Oops!? Countless. But that’s OK, we will figure it out together.
It will take time for her to get used to us, and for us to get used to her. But that is the fun part. We have many wonderful years ahead.
I don’t have my Dottie with me anymore, but she sent Emma to me – to us – and we can smile again!
While at the picnic I met sweet young Julie, who desperately needs surgery to save her life. Adopt A Spot must raise $5,000 for an immediate surgery to save this puppy’s life. If you could spare anything for her I would be so grateful. Whether it is in memory of one of your dogs or in memory of Dottie… whether it is $5 or $100. Even a dollar will help!
Furthermore, tweeting will be just as wonderful. Would you consider tweeting:
Please help save this sweet #dalmatian puppy’s life! Julie needs surgery as soon as possible. Every dollar counts! http://bit.ly/cANjvp