Whether you are Celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or just enjoying the season, we wish all of you a blessed, safe and happy Holiday Season.
GDRNT has so many blessings in this crazy, often challenging, rescue business. We are an all volunteer group and it truly takes a small army to continue to operate at the level of care we insist on maintaining for our fosters. I will not lie, I never intended for rescue to be a full time gig, and many days I contemplate an exit plan for what remains of my sanity..... but it is the blessings of Christmas past, present and future that keep me going....
While sharing the holidays with family out of town, one phone call shattered an otherwise relaxing Christmas Eve. A call from one of our foster homes about a scary situation for a young foster pup. He was having seizures, bad seizures.. Long story short .. Leon needed a miracle, I was not sure we could save him, in spite of the top notch care at the ER clinic. That was five years ago and look at him now. Leon was adopted by his foster mom and five years later is a healthy happy spoiled perfect dane.
Seniors have a special place in my heart, as they tend to be overlooked by adopters. So I was beginning to think we would never find a FUREver for a senior with special medical needs. Imagine my excitement when a call from a past adopter looking to give a special needs senior a FURever home before the Holidays. Could this be FUREver for Lenny? As I explained his needs, his age and overall health I held my breath... At the adoption meeting I was cautiously optimistic and when Lenny curled up on the sofa with his FURever dad I knew JACKPOT another Christmas Blessing. While Lenny was not the only dane to find FURever love this season it is certainly a blessing.
Hope. So much of what we do in rescue is based on that one word, hope we can find a foster home, hope they are heartworm negative, hope the leg can be saved, hope the training kicks in, hope she isn't prego, hope the cough is just a cough and hope we have the funds.
Hope that all our dogs waiting on FURever homes get as lucky as Leon and Lenny.
We give thanks and celebrate all of this at Diva, Dudes and Danes on February 18th. So be sure to save the date as we celebrate our blessings of the Past, Present and Future.