Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Rescue Puppy for Christmas!!

Where shall I start?  Shall I blame it on the Hallmark Channel & all those stupid sappy Christmas movies that I have been watching that makes me wonder if I will ever experience that magical, small town Christmas or even meet the real Santa Claus one day?  Whatever it is, my heart has been feeling empty, probably that 45th birthday that I just had, but whatever it is, I have been wanting to find some real Christmas spirit, something to make me feel like I made a difference to someone or something during the holiday season.
It all began last Sunday I happened to be on the internet looking at Petfinder for no good reason and there she was..........
 
 
..........a litter of 7 rescue puppies, Corgi/Aussie mix puppies, the father was a purebred blue merel Australian Shepard & mom was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  She was the spittin' image of my Dixie when she was a puppy.  I fell in love instantly and my fingers just started typing away.  They had just been posted that day by a rescue organization in Toledo, Ohio.  Both of my references were checked by Tuesday & by Wednesday I was having anxiety issues wanting to know if I was approved for adoption.  I had wrote I was interested in the smallest puppy in the litter, a blue merle female but when I finally was able to talk to one of the rescue coordinators on Thursday, she said they only had 2 males left in the litter and I had been approved for adoption.  My heart sank but I still wanted to bring a puppy home for the holidays.  So on Friday, my Dad and I drove up to pick out one of the males.

 
And, there she was, attempting to beat up her 2 bigger brothers and just barking her little head off.  The one my heart was set on.  Her original adoption fell through.  I could take her home if I still wanted her.  My heart filled  with joy!!  A little Christmas miracle had taken place!  And the 2 boys left would probably be adopted by the end of the weekend as the rescue had gotten flooded with applications for this rescue litter.

 
So what was her rescue story?  She was rescued from an Amish puppy mill about 40 minutes from my house.  As much as I enjoy going to Amish Country, I know that lurking around in that beautiful countryside, are notorious puppy mills. Her striking blue merle color is an eye catcher for puppy mill breeders.   The rescue organization coordinator said they are constantly battling with Amish puppy mills.  My sister at mybrownnewfies.com just did an informative post about buying from petstores & puppy mills.   
 
 
But this little girl not only has a home for the holidays but a home forever!  She is making new friends....Dixie is still giving her the once over ........

 
.......Alvin the cat is giving her cat greetings. 

 
There are a lot of friends to make here, sheep to meet, goats to tease, chickens to chase but thats okay, she is at her forever home and a little Christmas magic came into both of our lives. 
 
But now the hard part, we have to decide on a name.............
 

12 comments:

Barb said...

OMG....I just took a few minutes to look at posts and yours was the first one. On a whim, I started looking at shelter offerings this morning. Saw a picture of a sweet little guy named Tommy. I called to see if he was still available. He was. I was prepared to drive 90 minutes to get him but the lady said that they were coming to Dubuque (IA) anyway to take several dogs to Petsmart for an adoption day and they would just bring him along. I knew then that this was meant to be. So within 5 or so minutes of just casually checking, I was on the road with my daughter, headed down the road. Once we got there she fell in love with Sam. So here we sit tonight with two of the sweetest dogs ever (along with yours, of course). I think Tommy will become Albus. He was listed as a Lhasa/Westie cross but with his coat I think it is more likely that he is a Cairn Terrier/Westie Cross. Sam is a collie/maybe beagle cross. They are both sound asleep at my feet. They've had a very big day. Guess the three of us, you, me and my daughter, have done our good deeds for Advent, huh? Congratulations on your adorable wee puppy. I can see how she would melt your heart. Merry Christmas!!

kristi said...

Barb,
That is so awesome! It just warms the heart to know they are in a safe, warm home, & will be loved unconditionally! I can't wait to see pics of them! Warmest wishes to you & your new family members:)

Michelle said...

She's gorgeous and she was saved just for you! Merry Christmas!

Voni said...

She is so precious! What a wonderful Christmas surprise.

Barb said...

Any names picked out yet??? I wasn't impressed with "Tommy" so went through "Albus" since he is white and hairy like Mr. Dumbledore; "Alwyn" a noble friend; "Tate", Jolly and Cheerful; "Silas" just because I like it but ended up re-naming him"Walter". He is just a Walter with a sweet face and one ear that sticks out sideways. And, when I said "Walter" to him he cocked his head, wagged his tail and came over to me to put his head in my lap. Walter it is.

Can't wait to hear what you name your new little treasure.

Sharrie said...

Thank you for the happy Christmas story.

Camryn said...

To cute. Almost as cute as Dixie, she'll of course always be cutest ;)
Congrats on becoming a new Mom!

kristi said...

Barb,
still thinking on the name, narrowing it down as her little personality starts to shine;)

Thank you everyone for stopping by to see my new addition!

Tammy said...

Wow Kristi,
I think you and the little pup won the lottery! She is precious and looks like she thinks she is pretty special already--and now she always will be in your hands. Her and Dixie will be best buds I'm sure. I have such a soft spot for Blue Merles. My first two collies were blues and that was before blue merle became a designer color and they were everywhere. So so sad on the puppy mills--they are everywhere here too, and it breaks my heart.

Tammy

Dreaming said...

I just dropped by from Drafty Hafy Gurl... andI love your sweet new puppy. The angels were looking after her, making sure you got the puppy you wanted! She is a darling!
I think Holly is a great name!

msyronfire said...

Hi, my name is Ashley! I found this blog through a random image search for the aussie/corgi mix, and I am just so delighted. I have nearly the same story as you; I went that Saturday and picked up Bashful (now Bowie) who was the puppy that stole my heart on Petfinder. Your girl is beautiful, and I'm so happy to see one of Bowie's sisters is in a good home!

kristi said...

Ashley,
Your comment made my day! I was just saying to my mom and dad that I would love to know where all the other puppies went and hoped they were having a warm and safe Christmas in their new homes! Your little Bowie is adorable and I love his markings! That is so awesome that you found us on the internet! My little daughter, however, is the most stubborn girl to potty train!!! I hope you come back to visit us again and I wish you and Bowie a Happy New Year together!!