March 11, 2016

See Beautiful...Even If You Can Barely See

Howdy, folks! It's your friend Christmas here with some exciting news. As of today, this will be the very first time that the folks at Paw Province will be participating in the "See Beautiful" blog hop! Being a clever little Dachshund living the good life out in the sunny suburbs, I see lots of beautiful every day.

However, today's post isn't about me, it's about other dogs. Just think how lucky I am. I have a home to live in. Food to eat. Water to drink. A bed to sleep on. A bone to chew. A ball to fetch. A hand to pet me. But not all dogs have that. Some dogs don't have anything but the dirt on their paws.

But there are people who take dogs out of those situations and help those dogs see Beautiful. That's what the Releashed Rescue does. They are in Cumming, Georgia, and they help their adoptables, mostly Siberian Huskies, find loving homes. All of their dogs are from high kill shelters.

I've never been with my mommy, Robin, to Petsmart when the Releashed Rescue has been there for an adoption event, but my mommy has showed me some photos of their adoptables and I've seen them here on Paw Province before. Today I want to show you some of the Releashed pups Robin has had the pleasure of meeting and how they see beautiful today. I'm glad that I never had to live in a cold shelter or feel hopeless like some shelter dogs.

Rebel was in a high kill shelter, like the rest of the Releashed Rescue adoptables. He thought he was going to die. What if nobody adopted him in time? He wondered what he did to deserve the shelter. But he did nothing. That's why he was pulled to the shelter. My mommy got to meet Rebel and he was the sweetest dog you could wish for. He went from the shelter and landed himself a loving home. He really did deserve a chance, not euthanization.















No one knew Jethro's story. He was found on a property one day. The elderly hound mix wasn't neutered, and he wasn't happy. But then he got to lay on a bed. Eat some crunchy kibble. Meet new doggy friends. Go to events where people would love him and tell him he would find a home soon. He was finally happy. My mommy was so taken by this dog's personality that she insisted that I write about him. He still needs a home, but even if he doesn't find one in his golden years, he still won't have to face the fear of being dumped at a shelter or set back into the frigid outdoors.














Turbo thought he would never leave the shelter. He thought he would never see sunlight or go for a walk. He thought he would never be able to put aside sadness and fear and any other negative emotions that crowded his heart as he sat there in the shelter. But when he was pulled from the shelter, he could see beautiful. He could see the sun. He could go for a walk. And then he went to a loving home. Where he can swim in a pool and enjoy days in the water with a loving family. You don't have to see the future to see beautiful, because sometimes, beautiful is right in front of you.













This is Bella. She was overweight and rid of her glorious coat. She never thought she would see the day when she would be in the hands of a rescue, but that day came. Despite her infected eyes, weight, and lack of coat, she was still given a home. But even after she was returned to the rescue, she still found someone else to see beautiful with, a home Bella knows is permanent.



Meet Sarge. Sarge has glaucoma, and he barely has any eyesight left. He went from an unruly shelter to a rescue. Even with bad eyesight, he could still see something some dogs with good eyes wouldn't be able to see. He could see beautiful. He still doesn't have a place to call home, but I'm sure he will one day. A home with someone who doesn't see his glaucoma, or doesn't see his past, but can see beautiful. Even if Sarge might not see it sometimes, he still knows beautiful is right in front of him, and that's seeing beautiful.
















Even though I'm from a breeder, not a shelter, it's still sad that there are shelter dogs out there who don't have everything I have or Rebel has or Jethro has or Turbo has or Bella has or Sarge has. But did Rebel always have a happy home? Or did Turbo always have a pool to swim in? Has Sarge always been able to see beautiful, even if he physically can not?

If we see beautiful in homeless dogs, they can end up how these dogs did, In homes full of love and support. Dogs everywhere deserve to see beautiful, and know that their family is out there somewhere, looking for them. It's easy to see to see beautiful, especially for dogs who aren't seen as the beautiful companions they are.

If Sarge can see beautiful, can't we all?

8 comments:

  1. OH CHRISTMAS... you had us seeing Beautiful from the first word to the last..

    OMD our neighbor across the street is named TURBO... and of Course there is our own CUSSIN... SARGE.
    THIS is a grand post... we wish EVERY dog and kitty had wonderful homes like WE all do.

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    1. Thank you so so much for the support! Hot diggity, I'm so happy for each and every dog and cat that gets to find a home instead of living in the shelter...some of them don't make it out of course, so it's up to us doggies and our owners to make a difference and take a stand! (Even though us Dachshunds can't stand very tall!)

      Thanks so much for coming by, and I just can't wait for next month's See Beautiful...that's so cool that you know a dog named Turbo! And of course, I know your cousin Sarge!

      Your Dachshund pal,
      Christmas

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  2. This truely is a beautiful post full of seeing beautiful. We wish all dogs could find a wonderful loving home. Blessings on those who help these beautiful doggies
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Bow wow, thank you SO much for your support! Rescues like the Releashed Rescue really care about homeless dogs and that concern is what make things happen. What makes things beautiful. I'm so glad you guys came by Paw Province today!

      Your Dachshund pal,
      Christmas

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  3. Well done! We know you can See Beautiful!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Woof! Hot diggity, I'm so happy to hear that! Not that I ever doubted it...I live a beautiful life!

      Your Dachshund pal,
      Christmas

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  4. I hope every one of them finds a forever home soon. These adoptable dogs are truly beautiful and would bring beauty into someone's life.

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    1. Definitely! I love the dogs the Releashed Rescue has to offer. The Releashed foster parents socialize the dogs well and they receive the best care possible.

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