Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Reese on Pitter Patter

Reese, one of my all-time favorite foster dogs, was on the Pitter Patter blog on Monday. 

This sweet dog was rescued just in time from a high-kill shelter.  She had been there long past her allotted time, and when I saw her, I almost cried.  She was covered in feces, huddled in the back of a tiny cage, and had given up hope of being rescued.  She was only five months old and already her life was ending.  I took her home, and immediately fell in love. 
Reese at the shelter

Reese has all of the pit bull qualities that I love.  She is loving, loyal, and totally devoted to her people.  She never bothered to sit on the floor, if there was a lap anywhere around that she could sit in instead.  And if there wasn't a lap nearby, she'd make do with using Remi for a cushion.  Like Noelle, Ziggy, and many other pit bulls, Reese also has a quality about her that makes her so very entertaining to have around. 

Remi, Reese and Skittles

I pulled Reese from the shelter exactly two years ago today.  Three months later, she was adopted.  I checked in with her adoptive family several months ago, and they reported she is doing great, and they sent me this picture of her with her brother Bruiser. 
Reese, two years later

She's come a long way from that dirty, scared puppy I rescued so long ago.  She gives me hope for Ziggy, who hasn't received an adoption application in the past six months. 
I can't keep Ziggy - it means the next Reese, or the next Noelle, or the next Ziggy, wouldn't have a chance.  I turned down taking in a cute little 5-month-old white pittie puppy earlier this week.  The puppy had spots around both eyes, just like Ziggy has a spot around just one eye.  I hated saying no, because the other pit bull and all-breed rescue groups in the area had already said no, and he will have to be taken to a shelter that euthanizes for space, where his future is uncertain.  But until Ziggy is adopted, I do have to say no.  So that is why as much as I wish I could keep Ziggy, since I've already adopted one deaf pit bull (Noelle), I just can't keep another.  And that is why one of you is just going to have to step up to the plate and adopt Ziggy.  In spite of his breed, and his chewing disability (can I call the fact that he chews on everything a disability?), and his deafness, and his food allergies.  Oh, did I not mention the food allergies?  Okay then, nevermind.  We'll talk about those tomorrow.


Kari in WeHo said...

Reese is adorable. A good happy story to start the day

Pibble said...

Awww, Reese is just beautiful. And you're so wonderful for saving her life.

Ziggy will find a home. He's gorgeous; there's got to be someone out there who can take a beautiful deaf Pit Bull!

Frankie Furter said...

I am sure there is a home for every dawg.. It just takes some time.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Momma is firm believer there is a home waiting for every dog, even Ziggy. We thought Rini would never find a home because she's just dang cranky. But sure enough she's going to make the journey to her forever home very soon.

We'll keep our paws crossed for Ziggy.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Cupcake said...

Reese is so beautiful. Thank you for rescuing her.

It took me a while to get adopted too because I'm a German Shepherd whose ears don't stand up and I'm almost all black but Mommy fell so in love with me. The right person for Ziggy will come along.

Love, Cupcake

Remington said...

Thank you for saving her! God bless you. The world needs more people like you!

Stanislaw said...

My bro went on 2 or 3 weekends/week trials with families who gave him back to his rescue for being too active and destructive. Some folks just don't understand that "busy," "naughty," and "hyper" are just code words for "smart" and "motivated." And deafness is an opportunity to learn a new way of speaking with your pup, and a chance to become connected through body language and energy. (Plus, deaf dogs make FABULOUS therapy dogs because they are so visual and in-tune.) AND if you already have a hearing dog then he'll become the deaf dog's ears. Just like with my cousin pups - you can hardly tell one is mostly deaf because she takes her cues from her brother.

Ziggy's match is out there! I know there are folks who will see his "flaws" as they are supposed to be seen - as opportunities. We've got our dewclaws crossed for him!

3 doxies said...

Okays, I know we jokes around bout you keeping Ziggy but you is leaves less room fur da others and you do haves your hands full. I believes withs all my heart there is someone out theres fur Ziggy...his perfect match. But seriously, can't they just hurry...sheeeez!
You are a good person Dog Loving Crazt Lady...gosh, I've missed calling you all these random names...hehehehehe.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Ziggy is such a striking pup, I bet he will get adopted soon. I hope it does happen soon to open the space to help the next dog.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Reese is a very pretty girl. Glad to hear that she is doing well with her forever family.
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Life With 5 Dogs said...

Reese is a very pretty girl. Glad to hear that she is doing well with her forever family.
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Sue said...

I'm sure it feels wonderful to see Reese enjoying her new life. I hope that soon we'll read a similar report on Ziggy.

The Teacher's Pets said...

What a beautiful puppy dog reese is! We are happy to hear that she is doing good for her forever family.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh what a cutie Reese is! And it is so great that she found a good forever home.

And we are sure that Ziggy will find his - we really do wish we could take him but he would be miserable in a tiny place with no yard to play in. Someone will see that face, fall in love, and the rest will not matter to them - it is just going to take the right timing, but it will happen!

JackDaddy said...

Here's wishing a big new home for Ziggy!!

Anonymous said...

What a Most Beautiful and Happy girl, little Miss Reese is! Thank you for helping her find her way to her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was.

I have been trying and trying to talk my mom into adopting Ziggy. I think we would have the BESTEST time together. But most unfortunately, we have a stupid rule where we live that there can only be 2 doggies at a time. I mean, that's just ker-azy. But I guess there's not a rule against have a million kids cuz mom says we must live on Fertility Way (but I don't think that's REALLY the name of it).

Anyway, I really believe that Ziggy will work his charms on somebuddy soon!

Wiggles & Wags,

the booker man said...

miss dog foster mom,
little miss reese is beautimous, and i'm so glad she's happy with her forevarrr family! the pitter patter picture made me and asa and mama giggle lots 'n lots. in fact, mama was drinkin' some water when she opened your bloggie, and she sprayed it on the compy when she saw the picture. bwuahaha.
there has got to be a most perfect family for ziggy dude. i just know it, and i wish that family would hurry up and come adopt him already!
the booker m an