Your fur baby's history (primarily adopted babies) and our new baby!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ahhhh what a cutie pie she is!

We have a 1 year old pup whose litter of 9 was abandoned at a rural animal control office. They were going to euthanize the whole litter because they don’t do puppy shots! A neighbor rescued the pups, and we went over ‘just to look’ haha… One look at those 9 fat little yellow puppies rolling around and we were TOAST. We thought he was lab/golden retriever, but he has the funkiest curly tail, so we think he’s maybe lab/golden and shiba inu or basenji or lab/golden and puggle. He’s the best and sweetest puppy, and he loves to ‘talk’ to us by grunting and making other weird noises Smile

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got our boy, Max, last August. We don’t know a whole lot of details except that he was left in a back yard for an entire month, in the middle of the summer when it got up to 102 degrees on many occasions. Neighbors occasionaly gave him water but he was left to die. I guess the woman was evicted and he was her son’s dog and no one took him. He was so very sick and had a 20% chance to live. We are so blessed to have him in our life, he is a crazy puppy but you can tell he is so happy to be alive. He is our baby.

Meet Maxwell House.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Awwwww look at that face! And yay for fellow SPCA adopters!

I know part of my adopted dog’s history. She was born in a puppy mill (and like the badass she is, has a tattoo they gave her with a serial number) which got shut down. Then she got adopted by a family that most likely abused her based on her actions and her condition when the shelter took her in. ๐Ÿ™ The family abandoned her outside the SPCA where I found her three months later. She was in the very last cage, the very last row, just quietly sitting. All the dogs around her were barking and squealing and jumping around. Not Bailey…she was just patiently waiting. I took one look at her and my heart just about melted.

I’ve had her for almost 3 years now and she still has some quirks. She’s still skittish around new people and is convinced that hallways are going to be the death of her (I have to carry her down hallways in new places at first). But with a lot of love and effort, she’s gotten much better than she was. I’m mostly glad I know what happened to her because it makes me so thankful that I found her! I got her during a particularly low point in my life, so I like to think she rescued me as much as I rescued her. ๐Ÿ™‚

My all time favorite pictures of her (seriously, if yall get tired of seeing these in every pet thread, please yell at me):

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One more, this is his “Sorry I broke your frame, mommy” face. How do you say no to that face?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What cute pups!

Our first dog Coby was found with his litter mates and Mom when they were about 4 weeks old.  Someone had abandoned them on the side of the road in a cemetary.  The pups had to be separated from the Mom because she was malnourished.  A rescue fostered them and we got them from there.

Our second dog Carly was in a shelter and was part of a litter that was going to be put down the next day until the golden retriever rescue found a foster home for them.  Don’t know much about where she came from, but she was the cutest spunkiest little girl there.

And now they are big and crazy.  Can’t imagine life without them though!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

All my babies are rescues, but I think Pippi has the best story (she’s the calico in front):

Pippi, her mom, and all her brothers and sisters were caught wild and brought to the shelter when the litter was only six weeks old.

I adopted her from the shelter when she was ten years old.

Yeah.  Do that math.  Her poor brother is actually still there.

She has turned into just the BEST little kitty, and I love her so much.  However, she’s got some quirks due to the fact that she spent her entire life in a room with a couple hundred other cats and limited human contact.  Thus, she doesn’t mind other cats very much.  Whereas Snowflake (the other cat in the picture) is going crazy right now hissing and spitting at the litter of rescued kittens running around our apartment, Pippi doesn’t mind them so much.  She actually trusts strange cats more than strange humans… which is why things went poorly for her when we first brought her home.  She was terrified to come out of her carrier until she saw Snowflake walk by.  She quickly walked out and sniffed at him… and he turned around, whacked her in the face, and bit her ear.  The poor girl was shocked.

Since she never got much human attention, she also never quite realized that keeping her claws extended while walking on people’s laps is a bad thing.  She’s gotten better now that she’s learned how quickly those laps disappear if her claws are out, but my legs used to be constantly covered with huge scratches.

She’s still pretty skittish.  She’s improved by leaps and bounds since we got her, but she still won’t let us pick her up.  If she’s feeling VERY comfortable and relaxed around me, she will sometimes let me pick her up for a split second just to move her off my lap when I’m standing up or something like that, but I’ve never been able to just hold her.  She won’t even let DH put both hands on her at once because she knows that means he could pick her up.  I’m working with her, though, and she’s slowly but surely becoming more and more trusting.  I’m so glad we found her.  She’s my baby.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsTahoe:  How funny, my girl, Lilly, is terrified of the bathroom too! She walks on the opposite side of the hall when she passes the bathroom door. No idea why she is so afraid, she used to take baths all the time and she loves water. She jumped in a lake last summer but even trying to get her in a bath now is a war. She is such a little brat.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Birdee106:  Wow.  So glad you found him.  <3

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Natalieh86:  Oh my gosh. I want to squeeze them.

@misspeanut:  @Birdee106:  And I am literally sitting at my desk crying over your dogs. Thank you for saving them!

I’ll have to upload a pic of our furbaby when I get home!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Birdee106:  Oh wow, how could anyone DO that to such a harmless animal?! He’s so lucky to have you

@Natalieh86:  They’re so cute! I’m such a sucker for the floppy ears.

@GreenEyedMoon:  Holy crap ten years?! That’s just…I have no words for that!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MrsTahoe:  The shelter was actually hesitant to adopt her out.  They thought that at her age, she had probably spent so long in the shelter that she would never adapt to life as someone’s pet.  It turned out that she’s pretty adaptable, though.  She’s a tough old biddy.  <3

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