Just did today's "click"! Such a great cause!!
Cindy, you are so right about the economy today and animals being dumped either at shelters/pounds or just out on their own.
Durango, the red Lab we hosted on 2/16, visited us the following weekend. That visit went very well, and he came home to stay the very next Friday, 2/27/09!!!
It has been SUPER BUSY in the house, and he is just very joyful, bouncing and running and playing -- he can't seem to get over brothers, a sister, and ALL THE TOYS!!!!!!
The two inmates who worked with him did a great job, and he was well-liked by the other inmates at the prison, too. (My husband works at the prison with this dog program.)
The sad thing is the folks at the animal shelter think he was dumped by whoever had him first just because he needed some eye surgery due to inverted eyelids.
He was picked up as a stray, and had eye infection and damage in both eyes.
The shelter had surgery done, meds, etc., and he is a real sweetheart!
His eyesight seems to have recovered, yeah! He is just beautiful, and great conformation. We may have to have the surgery updated to help him out, as the vet didn't want to take too much tissue at first, but he is definitely worth it!
I don't understand people, overbreeding and/or buying pets and tossing them away like garbage when the poor animals need food, care, love and it isn't convenient for THEM any more.
Sure wish I could find the patience to learn to post pictures of our precious "kids" to share. But then, I'd also have to fight through the thickness of the brain fog...
Thanks for all the clicks, everyone, and the great pictures!!!