Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Part 1: Two More Dogs Rescued and in Foster Homes

On Saturday, Sat. Oct. 11 we went back to the local county Animal shelter and pulled out the two Dachshund mixes to go to foster homes. Katie at the rescue, found foster homes for each of the dogs so she gave the okay to pull them out of the shelter.
  The shelter had cleaned them up, updated their shots, and neutered them so they were both on pain medications. The shelter named then "Doc" and "Abu" and they are light-colored dachshund mixes. Their mother was brindle (white and spotted). Both are extremely timid, but good dogs.
   After signing the paperwork, we loaded them into the cab of our pick up truck and drove to the meeting place where we met Emily. Emily is a rescuer from Washington, D.C. who was driving several dogs to Delaware for foster homes. Emily took Abu and headed north as we returned home with Doc.
  Doc stayed with us overnight and did okay. It's always good the first night in a new home to give a dog Benadryl or something to help them sleep. It's a traumatic experience.  
Tom and Doc
   Of course, it was one of the wettest weeks in the year for us- as we got 5 1/2 inches of rain in 5 days, so the rain didn't help, but it all worked out.
   On Sun. Oct. 12, we drove Doc to Katie, the rescuer who found the foster homes. She took Doc to his foster home north of Washington, D.C.
Doc and Rob waiting for Katie to take Doc to his foster home!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next