February 20, 2010

THE SADNESS AND JOY OF RESCUE

QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(courtesy of Keiko @ http://keikofoxx.blogspot.com/)







"Man is a dog's ideal of what GOD should be."

~~~ Holbrook Jackson




Hi dearest friends,



It has been a very beautiful day, full of sunshine and the promise of the Spring to come. Yesterday Mommy said she would let me go to Pets Mart today and pick out my own Gotcha pressies. Well we did and they might look kinda familiar to you but that will have to wait to see them. Mommy promised to take some pictures tomorrow. Yesterday evening Mommy heard some really bad news so my Gotcha Day was marked with sadness as well as joy.


The Rainbow Bridge

It is with deep regret and sorrow, that we most tell you that one our Alvin rescues has crossed over the bridge and joined Travis and all the other dachshunds we have been unable to save.

Dave

Dave was a precious dapple, that never had his chance in life. There was just to many strikes against him. Now he is with my sister, Samantha, and the little imp, Joey, having a wonderful time with all our Dachsie and DWB friends, where he will now be pain free forever. On my Feb 16th post, Mommy pleaded for help in raising funds and finding fosters but today she is BEGGING.


Please if you can, consider helping DROH do exactly what our logo says........


But even with the sadness comes joy from the success stories and that's what makes rescue worth everything all rescue organizations do.

Remember this picture of Steve, who can into DROH looking like this? Well he is fully recovered and ready for adoption. Saturday night he worked the kissing booth at Sam Houston Racetrack at the wiener dog race event. He most be a pretty good kisser because he made more money than I did at Camp Bow Wow's "Cupids and Canines "Adopt-a-Thon" Saturday afternoon. Here is a video on YOU TUBE that shows Steve and our new kissing booth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQHfhq9nO-c

Another success story. Remember Diesel, the little dog that was set on fire by some deranged child. He and his new brother, Seymour, also a DROH rescue are doing great in their new home, loved and pampered. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture speaks volumes.


Mommy has been crying since she started this post but now she is smiling, thinking about the success stories and all the others that will come. We pray for this everyday. Please remember "Until there are none....save one" . If you would like to help out by donating some of your treat money or even offering prayers, please visit DROH at http://www.dachshundrescueofhouston.org/ where there is also a link to DROH's Facebook account. There are so many rescue groups all over the world, so if not DROH, please consider donating to one of the many rescue groups that our DWB friends came from and many of our peeps volunteer with.

God Bless.....Mona's Mommy Sarah

Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all.........Mona

16 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

Dear Mona, I am sooo sorry about Dave.
I had my mom make up a card to send to you today, butt it won't get into the mail until Mon. or Tu.. I enclosed a tiny something for DROH.
I wish I could do more.
Happy Gotch day!!!! I'm glad that you got to go shopping. Can't wait to see what you chose for your happy day!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, honey, our momma is sobbing for that little one who has gone to heaven. Momma does rescue, too, and knows the heartache of not being about to take all of them to safe places to save their little lives.

We will light a candle this evening for Dave...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They've gotten a new special human to help take care of them ovFUR The Bridge -

A woman with a rescue in NW GA khouldn't take her personal pain anymore this week and well.....

Let's just say Mom is doing her leg on Sunday in Shari's memory and honour...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Alasandra said...

We are purring for all the cats and dogs that do not have homes. ~AFSS

Twinkietinydog said...

Hi, Mona. Your mom is not alone in begging. One of our buddies asked if I knew of ways to help. Hmm, I gave her a long answer, but in a couple of words: I too am very active in rescuing and adopting. Through my nameless network we place several animals of all kinds each year. So, when you don't see me react to some of your pleas, please know that I too am helping just using a different route. I love you and your family for all you do.
Twinkie

The OP Pack said...

Sweet Mona, we are so sad for the sad loss of Dave, but the success stories make us smile. Give Mom some kisses tonight from us.

Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Mona,

Wonderful post! You are so right, every little bit helps! That's how we found Riley and we are very grateful!

Hope you get to enjoy your "Gotcha Day" soon.

Luv,
Riley and Star and mommy too.

Cole said...

I'm so sorry about Dave, but am glad to hear that he's in a better place.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I'm sorry to hear about Dave; we will light a candle for him.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Family

Kari in WeHo said...

so sorry about day. hope you still had a bit of happiness on your gotcha day

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry about Dave. Was he sick or was it because he didn't have a foster home to go to? It's always so hard to lose even one.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to know about Dave.
Thanks for sharing it.
Have a nice sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sagira said...

SO sorry to hear about the loss. Rescue does have its up and downs. You sometimes have to focus on the good times to make it through the bad.

I am glad you liked your card. Mom just gave me your card today to. I will post a blog about it soon. Thanks again!

Yes, you can use some of my snow photos if you would like. :)

Alli and Frankie said...

Oh, Mona and Mommy! Big hugs for you guys and for all you do. You know I fostered ONE dog last year and fell in love. Rescue is such hard but rewarding work and I applaud you!!!!!

We want you to know we are thinking of you and we're sending something your way, too.

love and hugs,
Alli (and Frankie Mae and Oscar)

Sallie said...

It is so great to see the changes love makes.

Big Hug for your loss.

Sallie and Dawn

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mona,

Poor Dave... I hope he is playing happily in the fields over at the Rainbow Bridge with Samanthha and gang...

We hope you had a most wonderful Gotcha Day, and can't wait to see what you chose for yourself!! Wishing you more happy years ahead with your sweet momma..

Love,
Huskee and Hershey