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Rescue Puppy Reunion

>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm pretty sure this face is saying, "thank you!" Moses is one of the seven puppies that we rescued from under the deck of an abandoned house. As a pup, his name was Prince Charming.
I will explain that one in just a minute!

Remember I told you there was going to be a puppy reunion? Well, it happened last night. Seven gorgeous dogs, their mother, and their owners came together next door to the house where the rescue began.

You can see them all in this photo. Count them! There's eight in all. In this day and age, it's truly a miracle to have rescued all these puppies and to have found them wonderful homes.

It was so special to see each dog so happy and healthy. Rae (shown on the far right) is my friend that I told you about. Without her, I don't know what would have happened. She's amazing. It took a village to take care of the needs of these puppies and their mother. There were so many puppies and they looked so much alike that we had to give them names. We couldn't remember who we'd fed and who we hadn't. With so many puppies, their mother just didn't have enough milk. The funniest thing (and the most difficult thing) was that with the exception of one pup, each puppy had a twin.

We named them accordingly. Sleeping Beauty got her name because she slept so much. Her twin was Prince Charming. Beaver got his name because he looked guessed it, a beaver. His twin was Foxy Boxie. Then there were the Lee sisters. Peggy Lee got her name because she had a little mole on the side of her muzzle. Her twin was of course, Brenda. Finally there was Friday Night. He was black at the time, now he looks like a German his mom.

Their new owners have given them different names. That doesn't matter a bit. What matters is the dedication, time, and love that went into getting these wonderful dogs where they are today. It was all about a good rescue and great friends.

The last two puppies I had, Peggy Lee and Foxy Boxie went home with Kim and Shawn, a wonderful young couple.

Now they are all grown-up and sitting in the group photo. Their forever names are Maggie and Morgan. I'm smiling...are you?


T August 11, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

Yes, I am smiling! What a great story, and happy reunion. This is so heartwarming that you were able to keep in touch with all the new owners, and the rescue was a success!!

Thank you for the nice comment today. I am only a good writer when my emotions are high, as they were with PaPa!!

Tweedles -- that's me August 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

Oh such a wondeful story of the reunion.
I have been waiting to hear about it!
It is so amazing- yes it is!
They are a bunch of cute fluff balls!
What a happy reunion day for everyone.
Yes, were smiling too!

Mollie Jo and Bobo August 11, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Such a hearwarming story! Thanks for sharing.

-Mollie and Bobo

Parsley August 11, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

I LOVE stories like this! Thank you for warming my heart.

Paula August 11, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

Yes I am smiling from ear to ear. That is so sweet and I am so happy that they each have loving homes. It really makes me want to cry because I just don't know what I would do if my pups had to suffer out in the world without love and comfort. And that poor mama must have been really relieved to have help with that brood. Bless you for this cause you have taken on. My priest said that when we get to heaven the people we have touched will be waiting for us may have people lined up but they will be behind the four legged variety that can't wait to kiss you and play with you once again.

Two French Bulldogs August 11, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

Ahhh thanks for helping our furry friends,
Benny & Lily

Jan Mader August 11, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

P.S. If you click on the group photo to enlarge it, from left to right are:
Prince Charming, Sleeping Beauty, Peggy Lee, Friday Night, Mother dog, Brenda Lee, Foxy Boxy, and Beaver.

Rae kept the mother dog and Beaver. Sooner or later, if you live nearby and are a friend of mine, you'll probably have a rescue puppy or kitten. You may want to run and hide!

i August 11, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

Hello, thank you for dropping by. It's really nice to meet you.

LS and I certainly love happy endings. Can you see us smile? :-)

This is LS, full time maid to Happy LOL! So sorry to hear about your Kelly. Will go over to the post after this. Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my dad.

Hope it's ok we link you up. We like your blog!

LS & Happy

Anonymous August 12, 2009 at 12:07 AM  

What a great story and the pictures are wonderful.

Ziggy Stardust August 12, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing that story, I am glad you found you Prince Charming and I am sure he is saying thank you. You are a very special person and I am glad to have you as a blogging friend.


Joei August 12, 2009 at 3:51 AM  

hi! I really appreciate your follow...
you have a lovely blog and I will follow you too.

have a nice day and take care.


TC August 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

What a wonderful story. It is amazing you found homes for them all and they are such healthy beautiful dogs.

krigby78 August 12, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

Jan -

I'm smiling from ear to ear, mostly because I keep staring at my fur babies' baby pics. They were the cutest jumbo puppies, weren't they?! Without you, Rae, Jeff, and everyone else that rescued the pups and their mom, we wouldn't have our Maggie and Morgan. They are absolutely wonderful dogs, and I love getting to together with everyone every year!

Thanks again for giving them food, warmth, and love before we were able to give them their permanent home!

Kim (and Maggie and Morgan :))

The Adventures of the LLB Gang August 12, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

This is so very AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the fostering that you do!!

Jan Mader August 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

It was our pleasure, Kim. It was made even better because now Morgan and Maggie have you and Shawn and baby to love them!

What a great ending!

Anonymous August 12, 2009 at 6:59 PM  

This truly made my day. Thanks for inviting us to the reunion. The pups grew into gorgeous dogs, didn't they? I wonder if they all had the same father....

2cats August 12, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

A puppy reunion where all pups are grown, healthy, and happy must have been a sight to see and experience.
Congratulations to all who were involved.
I am sure that God is smiling on you.

Honeygo Beasley August 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

What a great story! A wonderful reunion. That is amazing in this day and age, like you said. I like stories with happy endings and this one has happiness flowing through it!

Jan Mader August 12, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

Happiness galore! I didn't know, until we took the pups to the vet for their shots, that a female dog could become pregnant by more than one father. The vet thinks there were at least three different fathers in this case.

Also, don't know if I told you or not, but when it came time to pay the vet bill for seven puppies and their mother, it was free. A client at my vet's office had established a fund in honor of her beloved dog. The story just can't get any better.

Yes, as 2cats said, "God was smiling on all of us."

Canarella August 13, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

Love your blog and will be coming bcak juststarted a blog for dogs,cats horses and pets in general ....They make the world go round...God Bless....Lani

Joei August 13, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

Hi jan,
I will visit your another blog, thank you for letting me know.
thank you for visiting my blog.


Miss Janet August 13, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

That is so sweet!

Hey, go check out the horse and animal photos on my blog! I think you'll like them.

Sandy August 13, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

Great great story, one I knew but love seeing the pics.

Yes, I'm smiling...and I needed the story. It's been a long wk at work; with yet another day to go. I am tired, so the smile is just what the doctor ordered!


Ms. ~K August 13, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

I loved this post!!!

Anonymous August 14, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

You and Rae should start a formal rescue group. I'd be willing to bet you could find lots of blog friends to help you!

Bijou August 16, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

That is a terrific happy ending story! Thank you for helping those doggies find furever homes.

Wags & wiggles,

Sharon Wagner August 16, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

A happy ending!

ocmist August 17, 2009 at 5:11 AM  

So wonderful to see another happy rescue ending! Don't know if I'd mentioned to you that my sister does dog rescues, and we've fostered several of them until good places could be found. She and her friend have saved over 800 dogs/puppies during the past couple of years, with God's help.

These all turned into such beautiful dogs...I see shepherd, golden lab... Mmmm... But ALL loved!!!

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