Welcome to our blog. Normally on Fridays we pick a member of our group and feature them, but this Friday is a little different.
We saw a beautiful dog on petfinder.com several weeks ago, he was a brindle Boxer/Bull Mastiff mix. This dog had beautiful light brown/golden eyes, and was great with other dog, cats, and kids. We thought to ourselves, PERFECT, and we began to try and contact the rescue group that had him. Well after several days had gone, by and no return emails and no phone calls, we had given up on this brindle dog named Butch.
Along comes this beautiful boxer on craigslist, he only had a few days and was going to be put down, so we contacted many people through a local rescue here in the Bay area called Rocket Dog Rescue. Several of the members were doing what they could to help us try to save this beautiful boxer named Dallas.
Dallas only had about a week, and he was 4 hours away, but both my boyfriend and I have always loved Boxers, and wanted to rescue this dog. The day before we were going to take the long drive to go get him, another rescue group had scooped him up and already had a family that wanted him.
We were sad about not getting Dallas, but happy at the same time that he had been rescued, and already had a family that wanted him. So it had a good ending.
With all that going on, we decided to again try to see about the first dog we liked named Butch (the brindle, boxer/bull mastiff mix). So again, after a few days, the rescue organization finally contacted us back, and we arranged to go meet with the foster mom , now mind you this dog was 3.5 hours away.
Together we jumped on the motorcycle and rode those 3.5 hours, and boy did my butt hurt!!!! We got to meet Butch at a local park, and stayed for about an hour and a half. We then rode the other 3.5 hours back home, and my butt was totally numb!!!
We talked about Butch and if we wanted to get him or not, this dog was good with other dogs, cats and kids, so it wasn't long before we both decided that we wanted to rescue Butch.
This is why I bring you this story today, we are headed out, ( in a car this time). WOOHOO! to go get our new dog, and we're very excited about it. Butch is about 1.5 - 2 years old, and has had a rough life so far, sad story, and not alot of love, but that all changes for him on this wonderful Friday April 10, 2009~~
We already have one rescued dog, named Deniro, yes we named him Deniro after Robert Deniro, because he has the black dot on the side of his face. Were not sure if Deniro is a German Shepherd, Malinois, and or Chow mix. He looks like a German Shepherd without the black saddle, and a full purple tongue.
Ok, here is the funny part, we are going to change Butch's name, and what better name to give him but Pacino!!! So we will have Deniro and Pacino, our two rescues!!!
It is now 3:30 am here, and I need to go to bed, in order to get up early for that almost 4 hour drive to get Pacino.
Hey, if you read this story, and you have a story about a rescue, please post it, we would love to hear it!!! Thanks again for stopping by Rag Queen Quilters blog today, oh and P.S. I added some funny old songs to our blog play list, some are sentimental, some funny, and some just make ya smile, kinda like you feel when you rescue an animal!!! Love and hugs from RQQ. ( Please see the photos of Pacino when we met him for the first time, a week ago.)