Before we knew Blitzie was sick we entertained getting another dog. With her age, we thought it would be the perfect time to rescue another dog without a permanent home. After our vacation, and things started spiraling down for her we decided to wait until she had passed to look- we didn't want to confuse or upset her anymore! We poured all of our time into taking care of her and keeping her as comfy as possible.. until... well you know until what!
After many tears, and not the cute tears either-I was a slobbering, snotty mess- phone calls, flowers (thank you seeeester and Whit!), and LOVE over the last few days we woke up feeling better! We miss her to death, but were definitely starting to feel better. We thought it would be fun to go out looking to see what dogs were at the adoption stands today. We love all dogs, but are so fond of Pit Bulls. We made it our adventure!
We set out to many different spots- 7 to be exact. At the 7th stop we finally found a pit bull rescue group. Ring Dog Rescue was set up at Strange's Florist in Short Pump. Ring Dog is a rescue group for pit bulls! We had only seen 2 other pits today. Out of 6 agencies, 1 had 2 pits. They all seemed shocked we were looking specifically for this bully breed- pleased, but shocked! I quote "We typically don't bring our pit bulls out because they get overlooked."
Heartbreak I tell ya!
I could JUMP on my soap box now about what wonderful dogs pitties make, and how in the 1920's they were THE family dog, nicknamed "nannie dogs" because of how well they are with children.... but nobody likes a soap box!
Anywho- we were talking to the adoption lady, as we were playing with a cutie, and mentioned losing Blitz. As we chatted her face lit up and she said " I saved her!" We were with the woman who brought our precious lil' lady into the Henrico Humane Organization. She remembered everything about her, where she came from, her foster home, and the pictures we sent to Henrico Humane after we adopted her- camping, and playing in the ocean! What are the chances of meeting the person who saved your dog 5 years after she was adopted?!
As we were talking with the woman about Blitz, we held onto the leash of a fun lil' gal- lab mixed with pit. She was PRECIOUS- playful, smart, sweet, and cuddly- but we had to leave pup with the rescue group. We have much to think about and don't want to follow up having a great dog, with dog that 'will do.' We want to visit with a few other groups and see a few other faces before we make our decision.... but our hearts did melt today (and not because it was 104 outside).
Check back for pics and recipes from yesterday- I am pretty certain that hours in the kitchen cooking will help fix just about anything!