Thursday, May 10, 2012

Don't overlook the priceless treasure in your own home town

Scout holds my ♥ with his gentle paws
I think one of the best things I've ever done for myself was adopting Scout from my local shelter. No, he wasn't a puppy and I don't think he could have been considered a 'youth'. He was somewhere near three years old. But there was just something about him. Something in his eyes and something in my heart that told me to take him home. No, he wasn't pretty. He was nearly 20 pounds underweight and his hair was horribly thin but his eyes - his eyes had a kindness in them that told me everything was going to be OK.
Scout will be (I think) twelve this summer. He's slowing down a bit. His activity has decreased but his love - his love for me has increased a hundred fold. My love for him? I don't think there are enough numbers in all of the Universe to measure how I feel about him - he's priceless.

Please, the next time you think of adopting, take a look at the grown dogs and cats. There are some real treasures to be found that will continue to rise in value as each and every day goes by.

National Canine Cancer Foundation


Finn said...

What a great message! I love that picture there, what telling eyes!

Nancy K. said...

I found your blog through Kim, at Life at Golden Pines and I am deeply moved by your post today! What a beautiful sentiment ~ eloquently spoken! Thank you for putting into words, what all of us involved in rescuing shelter dogs know but can't always enunciate!

Nancy K

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Scout was a lucky boy to have found you!! I hope that your message inspires someone to go and make that same kind of difference that you did for Scout!

Sheila and Bob said...

Such true words. The middle aged and seniors so often overlooked are some of the most loving willing to please dogs you will ever find.

Sheila & Bpb
Hamish & Rescue Sophie and Foster Joe

Faith Shen said...

I love hearing those words it really inspires us, your so blessed to have each other :D

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Lorenza said...

Adorable Scout!
Your post is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You just KNOW, don't you? We never met Quinn until he arrived from CA a rescue but we knew just from his photo on FB that he was the one! One look into his eyes; and we were SO right.

You are so right about not overlooking older dogs...or those with special needs...these precious souls are ready to give everything in return for just a bit of care and love.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so happy that you and Scout have each other. It was love at first site- wasn't it?
Oh I wish all doggies could have a home like your home - where there is lots of love and so many kisses that you can't count them all.
Isn't that right?

Teddy Bear said...

Very well pawed.:) We love rescues.:) And that picture of Scout is just beautiful.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Whitney khonkhurs on that one!

AND she khame from no more than two miles from here!

Mom says she'd nevFUR evFUR do a puppy - she likes 'em broken in already ;-)

Here's to Scout and his special place!



I know how much you love your Scouty....he's the same age as Aunt Tam.
Sending lotsaluv to you Mimi,

Little Reufus said...

My the Mom says "Seniors are juss the berry berry best!"...

Wait a minute *scratches noggin* What is that sposed teu mean???

wif lubbs from Yeur Little Man