My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Omar Blue and Holly's Side Of The Story


The other day Omar came to me and in that way we have of communicating, asked if I’d like to meet a new friend of  his. Her name is Holly, a beagle, and you can see how cute she is for yourself.

She was about to take her first trip to K9 Town but Omar wanted me to meet her first and  hear how she got to be here. He didn’t have to say another word.

We never get to hear the dog’s side of the story but as she started telling it her smiling expression changed and so did Omar’s.
Here’s how she told it....
"I had been badly abused and left on a road, skin and bones, to take care of myself. I was alone and very afraid. I’d stay in the same area, too afraid to venture out.

One day a lady named Katy noticed me. She got out of her car and tried to give me food. I was too afraid that she would hurt me, after what I’d been through, to get close enough to get it. I waited until she drove off then took the food.

This happened many times. I watched her closely. I knew she was a nice lady. I wanted to be her friend. I needed a friend. I decided I would stop her the next time she drove by.

Plan in place, I waited in a ditch under some hollys beside the rural road and jumped out when I saw her. She didn’t see me.

BOOM! Oh my gosh, what had I done! I screamed and she screamed. I ran but couldn’t run too far.

I thought this was the end for me. I was there a long time. Then I heard her calling out. “Oreo doggggg.” Was she calling me? I later found out she had given me oreo cookies when she had nothing else. Maybe that’s when I started liking her, I don’t know exactly.

I sat up to make sure she could see me. She was still weeping. The hurting was worth it. I did everything I could to keep her feeling sorry for me. Didn’t want her to loose interest. She was going to be mine, I could feel it.
We went to a doggie doctor who was going to put me with Animal Control but that never happened. My Katy wouldn’t allow it. We found out I had a broken pelvis. I’m okay now.

My new family named me Holly because I jumped from behind that  holly bush the day everything in my life changed for the better.  Look at me now. This is my family. I love them so much and they love me too. Can’t you tell.

Come on Omar! I’m ready to go to K9 Town to meet all of my new friends."

Omar looked at me as if to say, “Wasn’t that worth it, Ma?” Yes it was. He later told me that Holly had the time of her life with his pack. She’s now a member of their ever-growing family too. If you look closely, you can see her up on the hill romping along with the others.
Many, many thanks to dear friend and animal lover Katy Lloyd for the wonderful family pictures and for letting me pick her award winning, true story apart.

Following is an excerpt from Katy's story:

“The way that I met Holly is so unusual that I know she and I were meant to be together. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her looking so pitiful and skinny. Though she was scared of me, she knew I was there to save her life. I did. And we both are living happily ever after.”


Saturday, June 15, 2013

All Went Well At Northside Family Learning Center

I was a guest reader at the Northside Family Learning Center Friday evening. Their Read Center presented "Reading in the Round."

I read chapters from book two of my Omar Blue saga,  Led By An Eagle, to adult students and coordinators and loved every minute of  being in this wonderful place.

The listeners were very enthusiastic, asking questions and I hope saying to themselves, "If she can do it, I can too."

Daughter Joy was with me, of course. She made a fine production out of the giveaway raffle of two books, packing each raffle ticket in a pretty gift bag with candy in it. I think I can say our audience had a good time and we had a ball.

All thanks to the event coordinator, Ms. Leslie Harper.  Thank you Leslie.

Omar Blue couldn't come with us. So to make sure he and his K9 Town pack didn't miss anything, he brought in five of the K9 Town Peepers, remember them.

The Peepers take everything in and let it out when they get back with Omar and the pack.  Look at those eyes. They don't miss a thing. We put them to work taking care of some of the candy/raffle ticket bags. Had to think of something to keep them busy.

When we got home Omar had already left for K9 Town. He later told me the whole pack was excited about the event and were waiting impatiently for the Peepers.
Of course they made it into a celebration. That's K9 Town.

 It's always kind of sad when they have to go. They're so cute. Peeper Pa Pa (brown one) stayed to keep me company.

It was a long, gratifying day. I had fallen asleep watching television when I heard Omar's footsteps later Friday night. He was making a sound that said he'd enjoyed whatever the Peepers had told them.

He just loves hearing about his adventures. Such a ham.



I close with a serious thank you to the Northside Family Learning Center for the wonderful reception you gave us and for all you do for the community. 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Please help my friends

Some of my friends are very sick. I wish I could take them all to K9 Town so the female Elders could make them better but Ma and her friends at FetchaCure won't let me. They think the veterinarians would be able to take care of them better.  Me and my pack have a plan but we can only take so many at a time. We need your help with the ones we can't get to in time.
Coming this Friday, June 7th, FetchaCure's 6th Annual Pets on Parade Benefit and Auction. This is Knox, pictured here. He has cancer. They gave him operations and he's doing much better now. I heard Ma say the word "remission." 

Take a moment and learn about the programs funded by donations and fundraisers throughout the year. Follow this link to find out about the things being done for my friends. It's not all about money. They always need volunteers too.

Thank you.

Omar Blue