Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mae Mae the new addition....soon.

Every week rescue dogs from the south are transported up to New England to be picked up by their new owners.  The sad fact is the south has a high number of kill shelters and that's where most of the puppy mills operate.  Several of my animal loving friends on Facebook routinely share posts of animals that are in desperate need of rescue. (I should probably stop following their pages or I'm going to end up with a pony someday or worse :)). After one particularly pitiful story about a dog in Florida on a "code red" (I don't even know what that is exactly but it can't be good.), I went on and and came across this little sweetie. She sort of reminds me of my old dog Buffy that we put to sleep last year.  I searched for small, female and young. You can find whatever kind of dog you want on these websites. Put the breeders out of business and save a dog.  We found our dog Zoey on  Some jackass had stuffed her into a night deposit box at a bank.

We pick up Mae Mae her up in CT in 13 days (but who is counting? :)).  Even though we don't live in CT, it's just easier to drive 80 miles and hang out at the Tractor Supply and wait for the transport truck than it is to pick up a dog in Massachusetts.  Massachusetts requires a mandatory 4 day quarantine. Sure let's traumatize even more an abandoned dog veterinarians have already determined to be completely healthy.  If this crack pot state was that concerned about health risks to humans, there are more practical policies they could initiate but those wouldn't generate quarantine fees.  Anyway........I digress ;). 

Her name is Mae Mae.  She's 7 months old and all I know is her owner surrendered her and two other dogs to a kill shelter in Louisiana on the same day.  As an owner surrender, she would have been killed by the end of the business day if not for the fact that someone thought she was worthy of being taken to a non-kill shelter for a second chance. I didn't ask what happened to the other two dogs.  Probably not good.  

She part Yorkie and part Cairn Terrier.  Mutts are the best.  You can keep your overbred over-rated pedigrees. I'm told she's a little timid and shy but super sweet. She's only 7 or 8 lbs. so very close in size to Zoey.  She's not an excessive barker. (Oh good because we already have one of them.)

She has no idea she'll start living the life of Reilly in 13 days.  The dog in Florida on a "code red"......also adopted!!!  

Pics soon when we get her.  

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