Friday, July 13, 2012

Olympic update and a nice story to read

Hi my pals. I have an Olympic update for you. I am so excited and get more excited each day. I have 30 participants now!!!!! Wowza and thank you. Please keep them coming, you have until July 18th. All are welcome.

 Here is my list so far: Asta, Benny and Lily, Casey, Chloe, Darwin, Dexter, Dip Dip, Doc, Dougall, Einstein, Finn, Houston Pittie Pack, Jazzi, KC, Lily Belle, Madi, Mindy, Mitalee and Levon, Mitch and Molly, Nola, Oskar, PUDDLES DUDDLES RAINWATER,  Pigeon, Reuben, Roo, Rubie, Sally Ann, Sarge, Scribbles, Sweet William, Tim.

They are all great and I am greedy for more. If I missed anyone or misspelled, please let me know. I have entered 18 events so far. I can't wait for the Opening Ceremony.
I found this story and I dedicate my blog to"this" Sasha for the rest of the post. It is a little long, but not too bad. Please read it, I love how sometimes we get to choose our furever home, rather than our family choosing us. Sasha is a great name, don't you think??
Liz Zelandais, a volunteer with ASPCA grant recipient the Dane County Humane Society, shared with us this moving story of a dog who stopped at nothing to be with her family:
Sasha, a stately Doberman/Shepherd mix with lovely manners and the desire to please, was adopted from the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) in 2005. But six years later, Sasha was returned, and once again she became part of the DCHS family, but it wasn’t her family. Lying in her cage she was utterly despondent.
When Stephanie Schultz, DCHS spay/neuter program coordinator, saw Sasha’s sorrow, she decided to foster this sweet dog that “just wanted to not be in a loud, crazy place.” Sasha joined Stephanie, her boyfriend Dave, and their beagle Maggie at their Madison home.
Sasha was slow to open up and continued to exude sadness. But gradually she started becoming more comfortable, and when a few days later she even wagged her tail, it was a major victory. Over a period of months, Sasha became part of the family. Stephanie and Dave discussed adopting her, but they suspected Sasha would prefer to be an only dog.
Several weeks later, a woman named Marcia, who had no other dogs, saw Sasha on the adoption website, and felt an immediate connection when they met. Marcia adopted Sasha and drove her to what was supposed to be her new home. Sasha had other ideas. When Marcia opened the car door and reached for Sasha’s leash, Sasha bolted.
Marcia and Stephanie drove for hours searching for Sasha. Despite notifying all the appropriate places, posting flyers, asking around neighborhoods and searching almost daily, Sasha was not found.
Thirteen days later, Stephanie awoke to the startling effect of an intruder at her window. She could see that two paws on the ledge and a face staring in the window: Sasha’s. Sasha was a little thinner and had a few marks on her legs, but was in remarkably good shape for the time she had been gone and the distance of at least five urban miles she had traversed.
Inside, Sasha inhaled an entire bowl of water, took possession of her spot on the couch, and exhaled with a deep sigh. Then she slept. Marcia, Stephanie and Dave agreed that Sasha had clearly indicated that her forever home was with them. In the perfect postscript to this story, a local rescue had a German Shepherd, Jezebel, that needed a foster home with no other dogs. Jezebel is so lucky to be getting Marcia as her new foster mom.

Loveys Sasha and have a great weekend, safe in your furever home.


3 doxies said...

OMD...how could you leaves my name out of your list (shakin' head)...oh dears me. I thought I meant mores to yo than dat. Hehehehehe...I just kid you, I knows it was an accident.

What a movin' story bouts Sasha! Dogs are sumptin' else. I am glad her found her perfect home...hers knew it it from da get go.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WOW girrrrrl you have THAT many in your BOXING RING??? THAT is SUPER...

I LOVED the Other Sasha's Story!!!

Ruby said...

Wow, what a great story! Sasha sure knew what she wanted, huh? Thanks Sasha!



GOOSE said...

Beautiful story. Sasha knows best.

The Daily Pip said...

Hi Sasha,

I read your comment about your parents being from Wisconsin. Where exactly are they from? My grandparents live up in the north woods.

Your pal, Pip

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a touching story, Sasha! Must be something about that name, makes for sweet and loving pups.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Berts Blog said...

WE love the good stories with the good endings. My Vickie is off to see if she can find my boxing picture......


Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Lovely story... :)

rottrover said...

Thank you for crossing your paws for me.....


Dachshund Nola said...

What a great story!

Sankissjuice said...

Sasha, my Sasa just passed you an award. Please go to our blog to receive it. We love you!

I'll be back,

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful story. We are so happy that Sasha found her own forever home. Sometimes the hoomans don't know what is best so we have to tell them in our own way.

That's a lot of boxes Sasha. Our photo will be coming soon.

Kitty Kisses,
Cindi Lou and the Kitty Krew

Unknown said...

Hi Sasha . we are going to do our entry this weekend. Have a lovely Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

Awww Sasha that is such a heartwarmin story! Thanks for sharin :D

Waggin at ya,

Finn said...

Got a great bunch of entries! How fun!!

Duke said...

What a great story! Have a wonderful Saturday, Sasha!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a brilliant story!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Asta said...

Sasha(oh yes! It is a most bootimoos name) thank you fow telling us this stowy..just goes to show, we know whewe we belong..i'm so happy the nice Mawcia lady got hew fuwwevew doggie too and evewyone has a happy ending. I just love that

I'm most excitewed about the upcoming pawlympics and am thwilled to be inclooded in yoow event
Smoochie kisses

My Mind's Eye said...

Hey Girlfriend... and thank you for this lovely story
Yay for the Olympics and lots and lots of pawticipants.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Blueberry's human said...

Oh my goodness - what a sweet story!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sweet William The Scot said...

We love Sasha's story. She said this happened to me six years ago ~ it is not happening to me again. No sir re bob. I have a home and I am not leaving.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot