Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Girls
These are my girls, Maya is the golden and Maggie is the chocolate. I miss them so much. I've been thinking what it would be like to have dogs again. You see, when we were in Hermiston I tried to talk DH into getting a puppy. One of the ladies at our church was selling some, but DH wasn't quite ready. So, we waited. A little while later a guy from DH's work invited us to bring the kids over to see their puppies. We picked one out, but she wasn't quite ready to leave mom. A little while later this poor little dog got stepped on by a cow. The man who owned the dogs kept this little pup and nursed her back to health, but she had become rather dependent on him. So, we picked out another pup - Maggie. She had such a hard time... lots of crying because she was alone. We took her back to the man's house to get her first shots and DH asked how we could help her... he told him to take another puppy... so, here came Maya. They were so good together. They were gentle with the kids and really good dogs. One night, there were prowlers in the back yard and they went nuts. Woke us up so that we were able to scare these people off. When we found out we were moving we looked for a place that would let us have pets. We found places, but they wanted $500 per pet... $1000 to bring our girls with us. So, we began looking for a home for them. Nothing. No one needed, or wanted dogs at that time. The people who lived behind us offered to take them till a home could be found, but, they would be on vacation when we moved. The people who bought the house offered to keep the dogs till our neighbors got home. We loaded up. And cried. A lot. We were on our way to California when I got a call from our realtor. The dogs had dug out. They had followed a group of kids to the school. I think they were looking for our oldest son. Pet Rescue had picked them up. I heard conflicting things about Pet Rescue. One said it was a non-kill shelter. Another person said that they give them 3 weeks. I have no idea what happened to my girls. I pray that they are okay. I think about them so much and my heart just breaks. I try not to let the kids see. They had a hard time leaving them too. Now, I wonder if we made a mistake. Maybe we should have tried a little harder to find a way to get them down here. It felt so impossible at the time. Sometimes I wonder if we should get another dog. But, I know that no dog could ever take the place of my girls.

5 comments:

RaNae said...

Gosh I don't know where to begin What a hard thing to go through... I will agree with you that they are fine....
Here's hopeing!!!
RaNae

Melissa said...

Thanks RaNae... I've been stressing out over them for a long time... I thought it would help to write everything down. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. And there are days that I regret it so much... our neighbors that were supposed to take the dogs came home and didn't go to Pet Rescue to get them. Said they thought the girls would be okay... I have to believe that God loves His animals as much as His people... probably more... they tend to be more obedient than us people types...He will take care of them.

shirlee said...

My sis has a chocolate lab from a Lab Rescue organization. His name is Maverick. I've never met him as we live in different provinces and I haven't been "home" in years. Your girls are so cute and such a sad story. I'm sure they found a nice new home, hopefully together. :)

Melissa said...

I hope they are together too Shirlee... I have actually sat down and written an email to the Pet Rescue place, but I always delete it. They get so many dogs in there, I'm sure they wouldn't remember mine... and I'm afraid that it might be bad news! So, now I just pray for them

RaNae said...

I sent you an email M
Hugs R