When a lady at work asked me to help her daughter find a home for her dog that she couldn't take to her new rental, I said "sure".....then she sent photos. Oh. um. ok, larger project than i expected! So I phoned my sister.....and a few days later we got a response from a Great Dane rescue who had room....locally. Wow. How lucky is that?? My sister (who owns a chihuahua and a pug) drove over to pick up Oreo and froze when she saw how big the dog was. [= It never dawned on me that she would be taken aback by a huge dog (probably because I have been a horse person all my life and even big things are expected to have respect for me), which she stated looked like "an alligator" to her. Thankfully the owner was there, and after an hour chase (Oreo got out the front door and disappeared into the canyon...the owner obviously had no recall skills with the dog) the dog was loaded and safely on her way to her new life.....which by the look of their small yard, lack of toys for the dog, and ability to listen to owner (haha.), I'm sure will be a MUCH better one than before. A huge thanks to all those running breed rescues for dogs, who take in those that were "cute as puppies" and a novelty.....but then grow into big creatures that need lots of time, attention and love. At least there's somewhere for them to go to be loved, even if it might be a bit later in life. [= woof.
And more on Beastly and Shay coming soon. [=