This post is a mixture, not only of two stories I have been writing about but of my own mixed feelings. I’m sure many readers will share this and understand where I’m coming from.
The first bit is easy, From a Photo to a Puppy (or two) – the continuing saga of seeing photos of puppies on a rescue site to the point where tomorrow I pick them up to foster one and adopt the other.
Tess She’s the adopted, a brown bag of puppy that was kept in a dark cellar with her siblings in Romania to the point that they were very ill, undernourished and would have died. Rescued by the lovely Dora of Asociatia Amicii Nostri Turda- Semper Fidelis, fed, cared for and loved, Tess and two brothers have thrived, all are being rehomed across Europe. Sadly Josephine, the little sister was too weak, and despite being half way through her course of vaccinations died from the deadly Parvo virus.
Tess has had her share of problems, with a gastric bug and then Kennel Cough, but she received treatment from the awesome Nicu, a wonderful vet that assists Dora with everything “vetty”. Tomorrow Tess’s life will change forever as she comes into a home for the first time in her short (4month) life and learns manners, obedience, family love, fun, trust and so on… We can’t wait.
Maiya was at a Public Shelter in Romania along with 18 others. Dora rescued them all before they were put to sleep as the shelter was closing. In Romania dogs are a pest not a pet. Black ones are bad luck too apparently and Maiya is predominantly black. When I saw the 19 pups I knew I had to help and offered financial sponsorship for one, this one. My stepdaughter convinced me to ask about fostering, possible adoption. We looked at the options and when we found out that she was about the same age as Tess we decided to go ahead. Fostering being the preference but if no one wanted her we’d keep her. SOMEONE does want her, and so she will arrive tomorrow also, but we have the honour of socialising her, teaching her about home living, that cats aren’t lunch and shoes aren’t toys, then she can go on her way to her forever life with a lovely lady.
All is happy and puppified……….or so it would seem
This is all tainted by the fact that another dog I have sponsored just can’t get a home to go to. I don’t know why. He’s only 2. Past the puppy chewing stage, eager to learn still, young enough to be fit and live for many years, old enough to be settled easily
.Barclay was 8 weeks old when he was dumped and if not for Dora would have died or survived as a Romanian street-dog. She took him in and for 2 years has cared for him. He’s a waggy happy boy, social with other dogs, not noisy, and loves human company. He truly deserves a home of his own, or at the very least a foster home so he can learn what real family life is all about before he finds his forever love.
If I could have him I would, but 2 puppies, another female rescue dog, Annie, and two cats is the most I can do.
What can I do more than post his story and pray that someone somewhere loves his picture the way I did Tess’s and that there’s a loving home for him in the world outside the Rescue Sanctuary known as Asociatia Amicii Nostri Turda- Semper Fidelis.
If anyone reading does want him, or can foster him, fostering costs love and food only – but you must have had a homecheck before or be willing to have one done, for the sake of the dog. Adoption is £220 – includes medications, vaccinations, passport and microchipping, plus transport. What price is put on total devotion? That’s the gift Barclay can and will give in return. He is so worth it.
Dear Reader, if you have no room in your home, please have room in your heart and share this post so Barclay’s name gets out there and his Angel of Rescue can find him among the crowd.