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THE DOGS OF 2007
31 December 2007
It seems like we haven't really hosted all that many dogs
this year, but when I look back on it, we really did our share. I
wanted to remember them all.
||I couldn't do a lot
in January because of my mother's accident, but the "Xmas puppies,"
Rudolph, Dasher and Dancer, came back briefly on their way to adoption.
||Lana and Martin came
in March but were only here for a very brief time. They were older
puppies and into everything.
||Dakota was the first
of the "special ones." She came at the end of March. She had
been picked up wandering around the streets of Dixon by someone driving
a Dakota wagon, hence her name. She was here till the end of April
||Google was an adult
Chihuahua/Corgi mix who had been found in a suitcase somewhere.
She came to us on May 5, but didn't stay long, because puppies needed
||Ruby, Crystal and
Tipper arrived as 1 week old puppies on May 13. They were with us until
June 21, when we went to New York on vacation.
||The "Africa" puppies
came on 7/11 and were with us while Peggy was touring Africa (hence the
names, Sopa, Tattoo and Goro). They left a month later and were the only
puppies that we know recognized us when we saw them at Petco a
||Rhiana and Teresa
were only with us for a couple of days. They were almost too big
for the playpen and, like Lana and Martin they were very mischevious and
||I think Betty was
only here for a day or two. She just needed an interim home
between foster homes (or when a foster family was on vacation).
Sweet dog, but much too big!
||Mabel arrived 9/14
and was with us for a month. She was another of the very special
ones. The woman who had her made arrangements a couple of times to
give her up, and I'm glad she finally did. She was adopted by
someone from the Sheriff's department who trains dogs.
||Rupert was a sweet
little Chihuahua / pit bull mix who came on 10/27 and found a "forever
home" on 11/10.
||Luna was only here
for a week. She was another very sweet dog who was more "puppy"
than I wanted to deal with.
||Poor little Belle was
only here a few days. She arrived so terrified. I was never
able to touch her. She is now with a foster family that is trying
to teach her how to trust again.
||Remember when Daisy (aka
Chunk) was this little and cute? This little cutie is now hanging
onto my pant cuffs and I walk down the hall, dragging her behind, and
terrorizing Half Pint.
||And finally there is
Half Pint, who is also still here and who has become quite a scruffy
little Chihuahua as she learns to cope with such a chunk of a "big
So it's been a lot more of a dog-ful year than I thought,
when I look back over it. For the 22 we had there are countless others
fostered by other families like us. The Yolo SPCA is a no-kill
organization which has no facility, so all dogs live in a home until they find a "forever home."
Dogs like Belle, who would easily be put to death in normal shelters, will
have a chance to grow to trust human beings. It makes me feel so good
to know that we are part of the system that made it possible for all these
dogs to find good permanent homes.