Saturday, December 31, 2011

Beginning

Meet Pepper.
Of course, she could be Cookie. Or Sugar. Or Abbey Road (my vote).

She was found in an apartment parking lot in Tennessee, a rabies tag on her collar and milk still dripping from her underpinnings.


Initially, she was found by someone who took her to a vet, who gave her a rabies shot and a tag. Pepper clearly was somebody's dog, so the first rescuer took her home to her barn to await a reunion.

Pepper apparently wasn't too keen on her new digs, so she busted out and ended up in that parking lot, where she made a bee line for my friend's son.

Andy and his wife already have two rescue dogs (whose combined energy could power a sizable village) in their apartment.

Tennessee Animal Control was of no help.

The first rescuer was not forthcoming.

It was just days before Christmas and the road trip home to Naperville. No one would/could take on this sweet, intelligent and docile Staffordshire mix.

Tucking Pepper into the backseat with the rest of the herd, Andy and his family headed north, making calls from there to here. Humane Society. Family. Extended family. Home. Heaven.

A Christmas Eve inquiry at church resulted in a preliminary introduction that will take place tomorrow with a Chicago family with four (that's 1-2-3-4) Chihuahuas.

Based on Pepper's gentle interest in Bandit, our 1,000-year-old dog, I think it may turn out to be a successful meet-up.



If not, you'll help this sweet and deserving 1-year-old find a forever home, won't you?

I knew you would. Thank you.

We'll drink a cup of kindness yet. For auld lang syne.

And for Pepper/Cookie/Sugar/Abbey Road.

15 comments:

Pondside said...

I hope Pepper finds a forever home as soon as possible. What a sweet face!

Carol said...

I agree with Pondside. That face. It is amazing how animals seem to seek out the people that they somehow know will help them. I hope the combined efforts of all you good people results in a place for Pepper.

Kathy and Freddy said...

SO many good people in this story!!!
Happy New Year to all.

Judie said...

Two years ago we got a rescue dog, and named him Mulligan, a golfing term for taking another shot off the tee when the first one didn't work out so well. We gave him that name because we gave him a second chance at a good life. When our 14 year old Yorkie died last year, we got Little Liz, just a baby at the time, but after a year of living with Mulligan, she is a veteran of tug of war, bark-offs, and long walks with Rod. They sleep with us at night. Mulligan weighs 18 pounds and Liz, a mere 4 pounds 3 ounces. Life is good. I hope it will be good for Abbey Road.

Mary said...

Oh I so hope Sugar Cookie Abbey Road finds a loving home!

Teresa said...

What a pretty dog. I so hope things work out and she finds a great forever home. So kind of you to help her out.

Annesphamily said...

I hope this doll gets a forever home! I can not bear the tohught of someone dumping this pretty pet! I wish her well. Hugs Anne

Maggie said...

Whatever this gracious lady's name is I just hope that by now she has found her forever home and is settling in well.

taylorsoutback said...

Wishing good things for this sweet little pup...a good home for every dog in 2012 would be a dream come true.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a cutie! I too hope she finds a wonderful forever home.

jen said...

I hope her pups had all been given away. That would really be sad, wouldn't it?
New follower from AT. Nice to meet you.
We lived in Chicagoland for three years--love Naperville.

Lavender Cottage said...

Sweet puppy, hope it gets adopted and is loved.

Cheryl D. said...

It's a shame you can't keep Pepper. She seems amazing!

Ames said...

You are a kind person. Not many people would help out. I hope Pepper finds the home she is looking for.~Ames

Jenny said...

What a beautiful heart you have. I suspect Pepper will find a forever home as soon as someone sees that sweet face!

It makes me almost want to hop in my car...but Oskar, the weiner dog, is mighty possessive...

...and I'm too old to get another dog...

...and well...

I'm out of excuses but I'm not out of being impressed.

Thanks for a Great link for the letter "G".

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