Friday, February 22, 2013

Carpe Diem

We are trying to live life after cancer by changing a few things in our lives. We have learned that nothing is certain and we should seize each day. We have decided to live more and work less, spend time with the people we love, do some of the things we always wanted to do, and adopt a dog!
This little beauty is Samantha (Sami) a cocker spaniel mix who was due to be euthanized in a city shelter. Operation Kindness rescued her, and my good friend Erin is fostering her.  This little girl is a 10 month old who had severe demodex mange (the reason she was on the EU list) and weighs about half of what she should.  Thank heaven for our wonderful Erin, the dog whisperer. She and her husband have been nursing Sami back to health, socializing her with people and dogs, and giving her the most tender loving care and nourishment.
The first photo is when she was rescued (Feb 1), and the second was yesterday. What a difference a few weeks makes with proper medications, food and love.

Sami will come to live with us in a few weeks, after all her treatment is done and she is spayed. If you are thinking about a pet, please look at the shelters in your area; there are wonderful dogs and cats needing your love and care. Save one today.


Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!


Larjmarj said...

Sami is adorable and I'm so glad that you adopted a shelter dog. She has such a sweet face and I'm sure you guys will be great pet parents.

maria said...

She is so cute and I can see that she is going to be a sweetheart. Can't wait to meet her.

Anonymous said...

I am certain she will have a wonderful time while she is in your care.