Thursday, February 10, 2011
One Down, Two to Go...for Now
First, can I just say I'm over the moon about Ajah's adoption! I don't know if my blogging about her and my wonderful friends spreading the word about her had anything to do with it, but in the end, it doesn't really matter how it happened...just that it did. Woo Hoo!
So now it's time to turn my attention to two other girls who have been waiting patiently (okay, maybe not so patiently) at the Washington Humane Society for their forever homes. Seriously, Carousel and Bonnie have been at WHS's New York Avenue shelter for months; that's more than a year behind bars in dog years! And despite the dedicated care of shelter staff, these pretty pittie mixes NEED to get outta there. They're young (just over a year), full of energy, and need people of their own to play with and yards of their own to run in.
Plus, let's face it, being in an "open" shelter is living on the edge, big time. With a never-ending flow of abandoned, "disposable" dogs being picked up off the streets or relinquished by their families, space is at a premium. Talk about an uncertain existence.
So, once again, I'm sending my message in a bottle out into cyberspace, trusting in the ocean of dog lovers to spread it far and wide. To help you in this mission, Carousel and Bonnie have shared some biographical information:
"My name is Carousel. I can be a little shy at first, but once I get to know you I’ll be your best friend...and will even share my toys (which I adore) with you. I like to be petted and hugs are great. I told Santa that all I wanted for Christmas was to be in my new home with a loving family; I guess he just ran out of that particular gift (there are so many dogs who want the same thing). Maybe I’ll be someone’s special canine Valentine!"
"Hey y’all! I'm Bonnie, an exuberant, one-of-a-kind Southern belle who loves life! Like Mack, I ended up in the shelter when my owners were forced to move from our home. I really miss them but am ready to share my love and joie de vivre with someone new. I LOVE people, and they love me too; I also get along well with other dogs but can be a little too pushy sometimes, so the canine kids at the local dog park may not want to play with me. I hope 2011 will be "my" year, complete with a warm, cozy bed, my own beautiful leash and collar, and a loving family to call my own."
So let's get this done, people! Obviously, forever homes would be best, but even loving foster homes would be a fantastic first step. Just contact the friendly folks at the Washington Humane Society at 202-576-6664.