Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rescue Me

Lily Pad Quilting, home of the amazing "Pets on Quilts" show is doing it again with a linky party for rescued pets, it's a warm up for Pets on Quilts coming in August, but seriously, just ask any of us about our rescues and we're there. There's even a gorgeous jelly roll prize donated by Green Fairy Quilts. So think about joining in, even if you don't have a rescue at home there are other ways to be involved, no we won't send you a pet unless you'd like one :)

 This adorable guy is Hudson, he was my first rescue and started me on the path of working for and advocating for rescues. I saw him at the local pound, sick, scared and covered in ticks. That was it for me, we we're the best of friends and I still miss him daily. Every thing I do for rescues now are done in his honor.

If you've been here before, you probably know the "terrible twins" my two babies that bring so much laughter and joy to my life.

First up is Miss Maya Grace
 Maya and her brothers and sisters were dumped on the side of a busy highway, luckily they were found before disaster happened. All of the puppies were taken to homes that would take them in, my whole family is thankful that our doorbell rang that night.

Then came Mr. Brady Bug
We saw Brady at a pet store in Miami where a local rescue was set up. All of those hairless spots on his face and body are mange, he had other health problems and of course I fell in love with that sad little face and we brought him home. David took one look and said "you brought home a junk yard dog?"

The two of them are about 2 months apart in age, so they grew up together and act like brother and sister, lots of love with some arguing here and there. They are total opposites, Maya is afraid of everything, Brady has courage to spare. A noise outside sends Brady running out the back door and Maya running to me, when he comes back in he lays down next to her or on top of her and she relaxes. Maya loves to cuddle, Brady not so much. Maya demands what she wants and will try to "Lassie" us outside or to the cookies, Brady is content to lay in his bed and chew on a toy. They are perfect together.

And here they are today

Happy and healthy.

I do have two other rescues in my life, these are my two granddogs, yes, my daughter proudly carries on the rescue tradition (I'm so proud of her)

Miss Lola

Miss Hanna
Hanna came from a "kill" shelter where they tattooed her, if she ever came back they would put her down immediately. Everytime I see that mark on her I can't love her enough. 

Please visit Lily Pad Quilting and read more wonderful stories about our beloved rescues. Rescuing a homeless animal can make you feel like a super hero and you are paid with unconditional love, it doesn't get any better than that. 

Later gators,


  1. Great story and love all the photos - lots of happy faces!

  2. We, too, are rescuers. Nine of the ten dogs we've had in 49+ years of marriage have been rescues. We lost our last dog in January, and decided to wait until we're back from a 6 week trip in June to adopt. We didn't want to rescue, then say "later dude"!

    Love your rescue stories and the wonderful photos.

  3. Love their happy smiley faces, gorgeous photos!

  4. Heee! They're so BIG on the bed, but they sure make your quilt look great. :)

  5. Your babies are adorable! People are so terrible to dump animals like that!

  6. Wow. I didn't know shelters did that tattoo business. Makes me feel sad. So glad they all have happy homes and yours definitely looks happy!

  7. Your "twins" sure do look reading their stories and seeing the great photos!
    Thanks for joining our party!

  8. Adorable pups that beat the odds! All are adorable and it is wonderful to know the rescue tradition is past down. Thanks for sharing!

  9. They all look so healthy and happy now. Great that you have them and they can visit with your daugher's family too! I didn't know they had tatoos for that! I'll be on the look out now. A few weeks ago my friend and I found a dog wandering on busy street - we didn't know what to do since there was no ID so we took her to the sheriff's office.... I hope that dog is home now.

  10. Hi! Thank you for sharing your rescue story. Your puppies are so beautiful and look so happy together! They were lucky to find your family and you were lucky to get best friends! x Teje

  11. Rescue gives to everyone concerned!
    Lucky Maya and her hero have each other and you.
    LeeAnna Paylor
    my standard poodle writes posts on my blog

  12. What beautiful dogs! I loved reading about their distinct personalities. They do seem perfect for each other!