It all began one late fall day, no one knows the exact time or day, but two German Shepherd puppies decided to go on an adventure. An abandoned and collapsed pool looked fun. In the pool a little water–oops, we can’t get out. What will we do? Several days later, maybe even a week, a law officer arrives on the scene to investigate dogs that had been abandoned. After looking all around, he somehow stumbles upon 2 starving, emaciated puppies near death, in a pool that was partially collapsed. He retrieves them and heads for 12 Hills Dog Rescue. There they were given good food to build them up and lots of soft words of assurance. After several weeks and lots of care—2 beautiful Shepherd puppies are ready for their next adventure. We named them Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie is outgoing and Clyde is just a little more shy.
Now you want to know the rest of the story? The dogs that were reported abandoned on the property were never found. Where did Bonnie and Clyde come from? Were they abandoned also, and left to die? Or were they two puppies from a neighboring house on an adventure gone bad? We may never know and Bonnie and Clyde can’t tell us. What we do know is that they were saved, thanks to a very kind man, and that they are well again and ready for new adventures with a loving forever family.
This is the time of the year that we look back and count our blessings. 12 Hills has had so many blessings this year, it is hard to count them all. We have been blessed with so many wonderful, loving dogs to care for. Dogs that needed love and some special attention., sometimes medical. We have had some great volunteers this year. From a local 4-H club to a young Mom who did our photography and this blog. Family–who pitch in weekly to help in various ways. Note the picture of our granddaughter who worked almost every day this summer. Friends have made posters, given supplies. Then there have been those who have adopted our dogs–shared their talents with homemade blankets, kerchiefs, and even monies to help purchase supplies. Last our new fixture, Brenda . . . she works over her allotted time and goes the extra distance for each one of the dogs. Yes, we have had our hands full. Sometimes, we wanted to even throw our hands up—but in the end, WE ARE BLESSED!
What a good mom she is–to her 6 little Lab puppies. We think Snowball is part Lab herself. She is a very sweet gal and has done an amazing job with her little puppies. She works hard to keep the weight on. After all raising 6 puppies is a BIG job for such a petite little gal. Her puppies are eating on their own and we will have a picture soon of their messy faces. They will be ready for new homes in 2 weeks, and then Snowball can concentrate on finding her new forever family.