September 1, 2010



"Passing on a kind gesture, enabling another's spirits
to be lifted - these are goodly deeds. The word God
is contained in the word good. When good is done,
God is present and when God is present, miracles

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

"Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”

Dearest Dogs With Blogs,  
Mommy believes in miracles, always has, always will. In the last 2 months we have seen a broken, almost to the point of death, pit bull blown into a beautiful dog. Kind of like flowers that wilt but  then come back with a little water and naturing better than before.  Our lives will never be the same again because of Shelby. What can we say except God Bless all of you for being a part of Shelby's transformation. Without your prayers, support and generosity, we don't know where we would be. Many tears have been shed for Shelby by many loving doggies, kitties and humans but we have had some fun along the way. Mack's contest and Shelby's Auction are 2.
The Auction this last weekend was a huge success, even more than anyone expected. More donations are coming in too, as a result of the interest and concern felt for Shelby. With puppies due anytime now the funds collected will go a long way towards treating Shelby and making sure the pups get all the care they will need. Mommy would like to thank all the contributors for the auction items, you are all the best. I know Mommy loves what we were lucky enough to have the highest bids on.

Mommy has tried to post pictures and updates on Shelby whenever she can. It amazes us that Shelby has come alive, like she has. So here are pictures of her progress from Mommy's last visit on August 28th to her first. If Shelby isn't a miracle, Mommy has never seen one. Also what would a post be without flowers and since daisies are so vibrant, her are some of Mommy's favorites.

August 28th
August 21st
August 15th
August 10th
July 31st
July 17th
July 5th
                    Shelby's first Doctor appointment.
July 3rd
The day Shelby was found.
July 3rd
Because of all of YOU Shelby will never be abused nor will her pups.

Maybe on our next Shelby update we'll have bunches of healthy and chubby puppies to showcase.

One last thing:

Mommy says GOD never forgets the kindness done for his precious creatures so we are all blessed with his love.

Love Mona & Mommy, Sarah


AFSS said...

The Daisies are gorgeous.

We are so amazed by the progress Shelby has made. She is truly a miracle and we think it is remarkable how trusting she is considering all she has been through.

Mack said...

Mom believes in miracles too. I think it is a miracle she still has her sanity after us....

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Shelby has so many angels watching out fur her!

Thanks fur being a furry important one!


K9 Katastrophie said...

I love you Mona! And I love you too Shelby! And I love both your humans. Mommy says it is always a joy to read your blog. May God bless you!


Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh Mona, you and your mom and Sandra and the pitties are the ones who are so wonderful - we felt honored to donate (we wish we could have donated to the auction too) and wish there was more we could do to help out Shelby and her puppies. We are so excited to meet them - we know they will all be beautiful just like their mom! Thank you so much for keeping us updated and for helping Shelby out so so much!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

It's so wonderful that she's come along like this. It's due to the love and care she's gotten from Sandra and you and your friends, I'm sure, that she's finding life worthwhile. Um...she sure does look pregnant, doesn't she? Ah, well. I'm sure they'll all be very special pups and will all find homes.

lotsa licks, Lola

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a transformation!! I am so thrilled for Shelby and for your mommy and Sandra. I felt just horrible having our wedding when you folks were going through such a rough time.
Sandra (bless her loving heart) took time to email me and ask about the wedding and that just made me ache all over with love!!
For her to take her precious time to think of that when so much was going on with her and Shelby.. well, it just took my breath away.
Please tell Sandra and your mom that THEY are as deeply in my prayers as Shelby is.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Shelby is a miracle girl
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Outstanding progress, paws crossed for healthy babies. Shelby needs to have a middle name - Daisy:) In honor of her other special Mom - you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sandra said...

The change is so amazing. It makes our hearts feel a little lighter. But with so many kind people pulling for her and taking care of her it can be no other way. We know she will only get better and her puppies will do great.

Flash, Alven and Dottie

Two Pitties in the City said...

Wow, it's so amazing to see her progress! We love that she really did pull through. She must know how well loved she is now.

Scout and Freyja said...

Our momma says that dog people sniff each other out. They know how to find each other and know how to support each other and they know that dog people (kitty folks, too) and the best people in the whole, wide world!

Shelby is a living miracle. Her puppies will be beyond miraculous because without you and Sandra they would never be born - their momma would be dead.

We know that there is a special place in heaven for people who take the unlovely into their hearts and homes and love them unconditionally.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Wesa agree with the OP Pack that her middle name should be Daisy as she has developed into a bee-u-tea-full flower of a girl. Wesa were so happy to be involved in JD and Max's auction...what wonderful schnauzers...and hope that Ms. Shelby and her puppies continue to thrive and have a wonderful life. God Bless you and Sandra and Shelby...Ms. Sarah "mommy." Wesa love the updates and wesa think that Shelby will have her puppies on Gracie Lynn's birthday (Sept. 12th)...crossing-paws for our guesstimate (as long as it is a healthy guess...wesa not sure how long puppies stay in the mommy as wesa never were mommies or daddies...Thanks God!).
Lots of Loves and Licks,
The Slimmer Puggums & Their Mamas
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi and Mama #1 (Cheryl) and her daughter, Mama #2 (Mindy, the typist)

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Unknown said...

Shelby is certainly the beautiful and happy momma-to-be!!

I do think it is amazing that she is such a happy and trusting dog, considering all the horrors she must have lived through. Butt, she is certainly blessed now to be living where she is!

Thanks for keeping us updated!


Raising Addie said...

Oh just look at what love can do! Shelby has come such a long way in a very short time. Those pups are going to be precious!

Our mom claims she has been busy but she will call your mom soon.

BIG hugs to Mona AND Shelby!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

sprinkles said...

Wow, she's looking amazing! I'm so glad you found her. You were in the right place at the right time as was Shelby! I just can't get over how much better she looks!

I wish I could afford to donate. If I could, I would. I can't barely cover the bills and my unemployment runs out at the end of the month. But I've kept everyone in my prayers.

MadameMoiselle said...

It touches our hearts to see how far Shelby has come.. She looks absolutely amazing.. So happy and healthy looking.

And she surely looks pregnant.. Was she pregnant when they found her? We look forward to the puppies pics ..

p.s: Thanks for dropping bye and we definitely look making new friends like you... licks licks licks..slobbers


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We love seeing Shelby's transformation. What a wonderful girl, to trust people after what happened to her.

We look forward to updates and pupdates.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

3 doxies said...

Oh Shelby sure has blossomed into a beauty. But it ain't no wonder cux just looks at all da love and care her has gotten at home, across town (that being you) and across Blogville. She is truely a miracle.


Maggie Mae and Max said...

Miracles do happen and Shelby is proof of dat, she looks wunderfuls! Mom and me are so happy fur hers and we will continue to support hers every chance we gets. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Luvs from me to all of you too!

The Race Against Time said...

Because of the goodness in your heart, you will be blessed Mona. Shelby has gone through a lot.. and a wonderful smile she has now. Looking forward to your bundle of pups!

The Heartbeats said...

Maybe one day people will actually understand that animals ARE God's creatures and that we should treat them as such! I am so happy for Shelby! She is one beautiful pup- inside and out!!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

The folks that did that to Shelby are terrible, but it's so wonderful that so many nice folks have come out to help her and her puppies!! A truly inspiring story!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Granite State Pet Sitting said...

We are so happy that Shelby is doing well. Thank You for Helping this poor girl, without you who knows where Shelby would be today!
You are her Angel.

JD and Max said...

Hi Mona!

To see the early photos of Shelby made FH get all leaky and even we - butch and manly doggies though we are! - had to claim we had something in our eyes when we were looking at them! But to see her now, well our little hearts leapt with joy! You and your mommy and Sandra are her angels and we are just so, SO thankful that Shelby was found and loved by you. For her to trust again is just so amazing - FH says this proves that us doggies surely are the higher species. We have to say we can only agree, he he!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

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Molly the Airedale said...

Shelby has come such a long way! She looks wonderful! We are so happy for her!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00fs, u would not beleive it was the same doggy..she's beautiful...

b safe,

the booker man said...

miss mona,
going through these pictures and seeing miss shelby's "before" and "after" just makes me and asa and mama all full of the amazements. i don't think we can woof enough to you and your mama and miss sandra how way super thankful we are for the wonderful care you have given miss shelby! she is a beautimous lady, and she is going to have the most beautimous pups!
the booker man