It never fails to amaze me the different types of dogs we take in at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. I’m not just talking breeds, because most are mixed breeds, and they come in all sorts of sizes, colors and personalities. Yes, I said personalities. Now, I realize that there are people out there who don’t think that dogs have souls, but I am not one of them. There are so many mysteries in life, and I believe the animal kingdom is one of them.
We had a wonderful visit from an Uncle and cousins yesterday. They are animal lovers also, and enjoyed everyone of the dogs they came into contact with. Well, maybe not Kellarnie, but almost all. Anyway, one of our conversations were about how different each dog is. Some are very loving and sweet–some are jealous, fearful, angry and sad. They experience the entire spectrum of feelings. So why not a soul, I ask? I’m not saying their soul is just like yours and mine, but a soul, nevertheless.
I think about the little dogs we have. Oscar is a poodle mix. He can be fearful, really tough, and very much jealous, when it come to me. He will need a home with a couple that can spend time with him, and maybe one other dog. Natalie is a jumping bean. Always seems to have boundless energy, and always wants to eat. She is loving and sweet, but likes to be the center of attention. When she first arrived, she was lethargic and nippy—makes you think of humans that are unhappy and unhealthy. Missy is a sweetheart to any new person at the door, but she has a a temper to be reckoned with.
The outside dogs are unique in the same ways. Lucy plunges into the mix and into anything that gets in her way. Haven’t you seen people that plunge in without thinking? Gidget and Ginger are introverts–and do better one on one–that sounds like my husband.
So, by now you probably have the picture. Dogs are unique, with personalities and we have so so many waiting to find a home that excepts them and loves them regardless. When you adopt a dog from 12 Hills, we hope that for your sake and the dog, that you are serious. A serious owner that realizes that YOU are in charge. You have to be the one to accept, to mold and to love them as a family member.