Thursday, July 31, 2008

Out of the fog

The recent Verizon/Tulsa/Erie news has been such a soul-suck, I'm double-dosing on dog promos as a way to fend off the bad juju.

This is Kinzie back when we met her in April. She was from a hoarding case of sorts and she wasn't in the best of shape. She was also completely unfamiliar with life in the real world, so she had a bit of catching up to do.

Anyone who fosters dogs knows what a pain in the butt it can be; the whole household can get thrown off until the new guy settles in, chills out and finally curbs the barking, marking, whining, chewing, or whatever else feels like nails on a chalkboard.

But this tiny girl has soldiered on with such steady progress that she's made our job easy. It's so rewarding when you see them finally come out of the fog and find their sparkle again. If only it were this easy to set wayward humans on the right course. The before photo is left, and, look at her now....

Welcome to real life, Kinzie. We can't do a whole lot more for you - it's time for you to reel in that most wonderful new home!

9 comments:

Kyle and Tom said...

What a great post. Brings to mind the word 'refreshing'.

Reminds me of our girl (we've posted this link before, www.trinitythepitbull.com). Check out her before shots (listed under the OneMan's Trash link) and then follow her progress since she came along in March.

As someone who is fairly new to the rescue world these are great stories.

pamipoo said...

My goodness- isnt she a beauty! donna i have to ask you a question about the rachel ray dog food- will you truely be receiveing some of the proceeds? If so I really need to rethink my opinion of the annoying one. Dang it I actually might have to "gulp" like her.
Okay back to the lovely Kinzie.. work your magic sweet girl and reel in the perfect home!

Cindy said...

These are the stories that make it all worth the wiggle butts that we work so hard with each day. I look forward to the day I see ADOPTED with her bio. Keep smiling Kinzie..your forever people are looking for you.
Cindy

megan said...

ooo la la i am in love with this girl kinzie. someone is going to be lucky person who gets to share their life with this happy maiden.

Anonymous said...

Yay Kinzie! My little girl started out in an even worst physical condition. She wouldn't even make eye contact with anyone because she wanted to die. Now we laugh a say "don't make eye contact" or you are going to get kissed until she decides you have had enough. What an amazing breed of wiggly butt happiness. You go Kinzie girl!

Anonymous said...

I needed this - way too much bad canine-related news today on sfgate. Thanks for helping with an antidote.

Thoughts said...

What a little sweetheart she is.

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! Good job!!

Anonymous said...

Elle est tres formidable!!! Zut alors - la belle petite chien has stolen mon couer. Bon chance de trouver une bonne famille!