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    One word: Rescued

    Mickey, left, soon after we rescued him in 2005; Lyla, bottom, whom Andrea rescued in 2009 and we adopted in 2010; Diamond, top, rescued by my mom last summer.

    Today's question:

    What's your animal rescue story OR any rescue story?

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    When I think Rescue, I think of my husband who served as a para-rescue man in Vietnam. They would send him in by helicopter, under fire to rescue wounded soldiers. I love their motto: "That others might live." (people are animals too, right?)

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergwen

    I love that, Gwen! Thank you. What a brave man. I'm going to alter the question a bit as I never considered such stories for this post, but they're perfect. Thank you!

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    With your two "rescues" and my two, little Diamond and my Leroy Black Cat, I think we could start a popular activity; if every family adopted two rescue animals, there would be much less of a census of doggies and kitties in all the shelters in this country.

    Of course, the rescue families would have to love their new pets and never, ever be unkind to them.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    That picture of Mickey is so cute -- there is no way to look at that face and not go awwwwwwwww. We had a rescue dog Griselda who was just a mutt but a wonderful one. She passed 3 years ago but she had 12 wonderful years with us first! Shebee is our most recent rescue (cat) but in a different way. We adopted Shebee -- Shebee adopted us? When some people down the street lost their home and left Shebee behind. I'm glad we could be there for one another.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Our family recently adopted two Siamese rescue kittens. They are running through the house right now.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarleneMAM

    All of our babies have been rescues. Best dogs ever.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tucker

    Boy, that Mickey dog sure is a cutie!

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim

    First of all, bless you Lisa, and Ann and all of the above commenters who opened their hearts to an animal in need of a 'second chance." Our 6 cats are all rescued and our dog was taken by animal control from a hoarder who held 86 neglected ones.
    "The just man regards the life of the beast"'s in the bible, just can't think of the book right now.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Ours is another rescue success story. Our Dodger came to a shelter in Colorado from a kill shelter in Kansas where he was brought in as a stray. He hasn't told us much about that first year of his life but he seems as happy to be here as we are to have him.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    8 cats. 4 of them have gone to kitty heaven. I'd love a dog or 2 but the husband thinks the cats are enough. Maybe someday.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat S.

    We've only had one furry family member that wasn't a 'rescue'...(suckered into that one by our daughter, but we love him anyway:) Hands down our biggest challenge was a feral kitty we rescued. Surprisingly, she ended up being one of the most loyal pets we've ever had.

    Our oldest daughter has a rescue dog and a rescue cat, and our youngest daughter has two rescue cats. One of the toughest lessons in our family has been to learn that we can't save them all...we can only do our best.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    We rescued four dogs during the years, but one had to go back. I love animals, but after this particular black lab ate the batts off the side of the house up as high as she could reach and devoured our fog lights and wires on one of our cars, we just had to part ways. And, yes, we fed her, and I cried all the way to the shelter. I dwell on all the positives we had with the other three - many years of good memories.

    January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2

    I have rescued 5 dogs and 1 cat over the past 10 years. The great thing about rescue pets is that they 'know' how good they have it, because they had much worse. They are grateful and loyal. Stopping by from SITS.

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCorinna

    They are all so cute. What a great thing you are doing - giving a dog a 2nd chance. My elderly neighbor fell in his home a few months ago, is in rehab and can no longer take care of his beloved 9-year old beagle. The dog has a tendency to run off and suffers from separation anxiety if left alone- he ripped down a family member’s drapes while they were at work. If kenneled he bangs his nose against the door ‘til he hurts his self. No one would take him, not even the humane society. It was so sad - my neighbor didn't want to live anymore. Finally a rescue service found the dog a home on a farm with a family that loves beagles. The dog now goes for two walks a day. I love happy endings.

    Stopping by from Sits

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSavvy Working Gal
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