Sunday, March 25, 2012
Usually when I leave the dogs home alone I come back to something totally destroyed. It could be a book, a sock, a pair or three of shoes...but there is always something chewed up. Today I left all four home alone and came back to ...nothing missing, wrong, chewed up, destroyed...it was amazing. Everything was in place and the dogs were all ecstatic to see us. Do you think they finally learned that it is not good to chew things? I should be so lucky...no...instead...after many years, lots of tears at losing stuff, *I* the human, the supposedly more intelligent of beings here in this house ...*I* have finally learned. I closed off all the doors, left the dog door open so they could go outside and put extra beds out for them to sleep on and a basket of dog toys in the middle of the floor. Voila, they could not get to my shoes, socks, books or anything else. Yipppeeee...I have finally learned.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Three Ridgebacks and a Chessie...why can't I be a one-dog household? Duh...because I am a rescue addict of course. I should prolly start a support group for people like me. There is AA, NA, PA, GA, OA, SA...the list goes on and on - but there is no RA!!! so I guess we could start a Rescuers Anonymous...Hello, my name is.....wait, wait..... excuse me folks..... (in the back ground the folks can hear the phone ringing in her pocket..."Hello? yes, this is Elizabeth, yes, I rescue..ahuh, mmm, yes, ...really?...okay I will be right there...") sorry folks got to go.....have to get a dog..." Ah, such is the way of a rescuer. There is not even enough time to get to the RA meeting! Oh well, the thought was fleetingly nice...
Friday, March 23, 2012
I have no life.....well.. I have no life that does not involve rescue dogs...I do not go to movies. I do not go to the beach (Unless I am accompanied by at least three dogs!) Shopping? well, yeahhhh...for collars and leashes and dog food of course! I rarely go out to dinner with dates or friends..oh wait... I rarely have dates and my only friends are those who are as addicted to rescue as I. Home economics? umm...I can repair leashes and collars, stitch up the torn jacket or cozy sweater or even throw away the dog food dish that has a crack in it. I can also repair the floater in the automatic dog water if need be.
Hmmm....Doctor, I think I may have a problem here...
Monday, January 10, 2011
The first post of the new year - and we have 12 or so dogs needing to find homes. We also have two dogs needing to come back to rescue - one is Wilson who was placed during this past year and the other is Kees who was placed in 2002. How is it that when folks move away and have problems we do not get to know about the issues for years? Suddenly we are expected to do something and do it immediately. Ahhh well, one can never say rescue is dull and boring...it never is...
Our web site is more or less updated with the dogs but there seem to be many that are not on the site. Pure breds that hopefully will be placed without ever having their photos up there - they are in great demand at times and we still seem to go through cycles of only males for weeks then only females for weeks, there is no rhyme or reason for this non-pattern occurrence.
Rescue is still looking for a volunteer grant writer, as well as foster homes and people to help transport. It is a never ending wish list for those three helping hands.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We have two Ridgebacks in rescue - Rudy the three-year old ridgeless boy and Maggie the two-year old ridged girl - both need new homes and both a pretty cool dogs - photos can be seen at http://www.ridgeback.org/ but will post a couple here of Maggie being possessive of her personal space.