Monday, May 19, 2014

My First Passion

Busy, busy, there's lots going on in the blogging world right now, but I received an email asking about the Freedom Pics I mentioned, so let me introduce Oreo, who is now Wyatt.

He was an owner surrender and this is what he looked like when he was dropped at the pound. 

They shaved him and because of his skin infections he was going to be put down, this is what he looked like when my daughter ran to his rescue.

Proud mama here, when the people at the pound told my daughter his skin infection was fungal and they didn't know if it was contagious, her answer was "I'll take every precaution, but he's coming with me even if it means fungal infections for all". LOL.
We did scrub our arms and hands and change our clothes before coming any where near our dogs.

Just one week later with proper care look at how much better he's doing.

He's got a ton of personality and when his hair grows back I know he won't have a problem finding someone to love him. 
His new life will be great.

While we're on this subject, you may remember The Story of Henry, here he is the day he found his forever home, handsome and very healthy.

These two rescue stand out for me because my daughter jumped in and took over, I'm incredibly proud that she's carrying on the family tradition. 
We transport rescues and help out wherever needed, so much of my quilting is about rescue, I make quilts for fundraising auctions and I sell my quilts to give money to the rescues.

Kids and animals, they own my heart.



  1. God bless you and your daughter! I love my collie, she rescued me during my bout with breast cancer 8 years ago. Her family gave her up when she was 5 and their 5 and 8 yr old son's became allergic to her. I passed the rescue center on my way to the hospital one day. I believe everything happens for a reason. I wouldn't have been in that area but the stars allined that day and I'm forever grateful. Do you rescue anywhere near the New York area?
    Thank you for doing what you do, Toni Anne

  2. You and I are kindred spirits! I've been a volunteer for a rescue for eleven years. I also donate items that I make for the rescue to auction off. Bless you for your big heart and for raising a child that is also big hearted and kind!

  3. Oh I'm so happy that your daughter rescued sweet Wyatt. What a little cutie. All future pets we get will be rescues. We had 2 dogs that we "rescued", one from family who didn't want her anymore and one was dropped off during the night at vet where I worked. I just went and read Henry's story. I'm so happy that he is being helped, and obviously loved by many.

  4. Dana, you have me misty this morning...what an awesome post. Bless you and your family for the love you show and share!