Today is Blog the Change, an event that takes place on the 15th of January, April, July and October.
One day per quarter participating bloggers dedicate their blogs to an animal related cause near and dear to our hearts. For today’s blog the change, participating bloggers are trying to bring awareness to a special event taking place this month.
On July 23rd, bloggers from all over the world will unite for one day, to shine the focus on dog rescue.
Since rescuing Delilah in 2007, the plight of dogs in shelters has weighed heavily on my mind.
We know little to nothing about Delilah’s past. What I do know is she came to us via American Lab Rescue on a transport from Tennessee. Her vet papers indicate she came from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
We do know she was vaccinated by the vet for Rabies, Bordatella, Distemper and Parvo and she was also dewormed. That’s the only information we received.
When she got off the transport, her teats were swollen. Never having been around a mother dog before I had no idea she’d already had a litter of puppies. I just assumed she was a bit chubby.
She also had some very bright reddish pink scars on her feet.
I have no idea what actually happened to her, whether she had been abused or had spent time on her own and gotten stuck. I suspect she was either a breeding dog that someone threw away, or a breeding dog that escaped, which would explain the scars on her feet.
Delilah is a wonderful dog.
Granted she has not been without her challenges but I’m a person who typically rises to the challenge.
Her original name was supposed to be Delilah Arwen, but it just didn’t ring. So I named her Delilah Rose. I call her my second-hand rose and still can’t believe someone actually tossed her away without realizing her full potential.
Having experienced the love and laughter she has brought into my life, I know with certainty that any dogs I have in future will be rescued dogs.
I know rescuing is not for everyone, but there are other ways you can help. By donating time or money to a shelter or rescue, fostering when you can. One dog pulled from a shelter and placed into foster care means there is space for one more dog in the shelter.
I know not everyone blogs, but I know you are all on either facebook, twitter or pinterest. Would you please help us spread the word about July 23rd?
SPREAD THE WORD – BLOGGERS UNITE FOR DOG RESCUE – Promote dog adoption on July 23rd! http://bit.ly/pO7dZp #BtC4A
And on July 23rd, please share our blog posts on your social media networks and to help raise awareness.
This is a blog hop, if you are interested in linking up you can get your code here.