Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Lena



Here's Lena, our foster girl. Isn't she cute? The pictures can't show how soft her fur is, or the way her long tail curls up. (We haven't had a dog with a tail in years!) She is very young and --when she's not feeling shy or unsure of herself--playful and rambunctious! Riley has been doing his grumpy-old-man routine and looking up at me as if to say, "When is she leaving?" Sometimes he grouches at her a little, but nothing serious has gone on. She is responsive and seems willing to leave him alone, but every now and then she gives him a play-bow to say, "Come on, don't you want to play?" He sighs.

Lena is affectionate and happy, but very timid about all of these new experiences. Doorways! Slick floors! Stairs! All of her fleas are gone, but she's been scratching so hard from having had them, that I had to take her for an allergy shot today. The rescue coordinator is having her spayed this weekend.

She has the potential to be a great family dog. I can see her adapting well to a family with gentle older children or teens who will be patient with her timidity and help her gain confidence and security.

Had she not been pulled from the shelter on Sunday night, she would have been euthanized on Monday. We are so glad that didn't happen, and so happy to help this sweet dog find her forever family. I wonder if Riley will miss her after she's gone?

14 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

She is so pretty! I love her freckles! I am so glad that you saved her!

Songbird said...

What a cutie pie!

Presbyterian Gal said...

She is so pretty! God bless you for saving her.

Mompriest said...

Oh she is so cute! That will be one lucky family!

Mary Beth said...

you rock.

revkjarla said...

What a sweetie doll! Thank you for saving her! She will be a wonderful forever family member for someone....
Oh!

Jan said...

You are wonderful to take care of Lena! So glad you saved her.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Such a beautiful girl. I hope she finds a wonderful family.

Kievas said...

I'm sure both Riley and his humans will miss her! She seems like a wonderful dog.

Rev SS said...

so sweet (Lena ... and you for saving her) wish I could bring her home with me.

Stratoz said...

this is a good thing that you do. yes indeedy.

Rev Kim said...

She's so pretty. What beautiful markings! Blessings upon you, for doing this wonderful thing.

marthaann said...

I have recently rescued a red heeler from the side of the Interstate. He is young and very very sweet. It breaks my heart to imagine what his story could be but now he is needing a forever home. Unfortunately, I am unable to keep him , I live in the city with a very small yard, but I had to save him from certain death on the highway. Anyone willing to add this precious boy to their home please let me know.

zorra said...

Martha Ann, where are you?
Please contact a rescue group in your area to find someone to foster this dog. You can go to petfinder.com to search for rescue groups in your area. Thank you so much for saving this dog's life.