Confession: I look at the Ottawa Humane Society's website every. single. day.
Even though I have my hands full with Samuel, Lewis, and of course my Jersey-girl, I look at the adoptions page every day.
Yesterday I saw this blog post about a golden retriever named Twizzler who suffered from entropia, a condition where the dog’s eyelashes are inverted inwards.
Dosn't it break your heart?
Dosn't Twizzler bare a striking resemblance to Jersey? It really could be the same dog!
Anyways, I encourage you to go read the post about Twizzler. Good news is, she's on the road to a healthy recovery and has a long happy dog life ahead of her.
Both Samuel aka Black Swan and Lewis are from the Humane Society and are both the quirkiest, but loving cats ever. I often think that shelter animals are the greatest because they're just happy to have a second chance, you know?
Lewis was hit by a car before we adopted him, and has no hip joint. As a result, we was supposed to limp forever. I really think that he was faking the limp to get attention, because it only lasted a few months. He's now a healthy, pleasantly plump, gorgeous boy that wakes me up every morning with nose kisses.
Sam is allergic to "something" but the vets cannot quite pin point what exactly it is. Whenever he's having a reaction his face and paws get all puffy and looks kind of similar to this. To control his outbreaks, he receives steroid shots and gets prednisone pills. He's becoming border-line diabetic as a result. You know how most cats come running when they hear the treats being shook? Sam comes running when he hears the water turn on. Freak.
Jersey isn't from the Humane Society, but she was a rescue of sorts. We'll never know the entire story about her "youth" but I suspect there was some abuse as she's a very timid, nervous nelly type of dog. But with a lot of love and patience, she's grown up to be the best dog anyone could ask for.
The point of this post? My animals aren't perfect, but they are perfect in my eyes. They fill my heart with love, and make me smile each and every day.
If you're looking to add a furry member to your family, start your search at the shelter... ok? :)