|The life you save may be your best friend's...|
She wasn't in a shelter, but she is the product of a puppy mill and a very sad beginning. The previous owners had had her spayed, but never had the stainless steels stitches removed so we had a trip to the vet where he also found a sticker that was making its way towards her heart and lungs. We had her shaved down to get the constricting mats off of her and then had a few little surgeries done to get her cleaned up. She was terrified of her own shadow for months and she had some bad habits in the beginning and we've helped her to mostly overcome those.
I have what some people would call Mama Bear type instincts and I have to protect when I see injustice. I can't even look at those neighbors knowing what they put her through, but Jazzmine is our little buddy now... she comes with us everywhere... she's tiny and easy enough to tuck into the car and she's a great traveller! She has gone camping with us, made a road trip to Idaho and Montana and LOVES to get in the car. She loves the kids and has helped some children to overcome their fear of dogs. She barks WAY too much, but you gotta take the good with the bad right?
What am I on about today? Well here we are on Family Friday, I just wanted to say... if you're thinking of adding a family member consider adoption of a shelter animal... maybe an older dog... take a chance on them and they will love you unconditionally... forever! I'm sharing the link of A Place to Bark because I would like to support my fellow mixed media artist, Bernie Berlin in her quest to help these animals. Suzi Blu and Claudine Hellmuth are among other mixed media artists that are working to protect our fur babies by creating workshops whose proceeds go to support different shelters. But I'd also like to say that if you really want to adopt from a shelter do a little research via the internet and find a shelter/pound in your area and give those animals a chance to make their way into your heart... you'll be glad you did... we are. :)
Now, go Get YOUR craft ON!!!