Meet Autumn

{You often will read my ramblings about Autumn, Auty Dog, Fuzz-Butt, or any other errant list of names.  This is a page specifically dedicated to our ‘little (four-legged) girl’.  Please read about her story, and if you find it in your heart and have room, please adopt!  Adopted animals, who have been given a second chance at life will love you unconditionally and give you so much more joy than you could ever have imagined!}

Autumn came to us in June of 2011.  She was a rescue dog I had found online through Reach Out Rescue and at the time was living with a foster family in Virginia.  When we got her, she was skin and bones, and shedding like crazy.  We were told she had tested positive for distemper, which can be a fatal disease for dogs.

Fortunately our vet at home looked at her records, and did not notice any positive distemper screenings.  We don’t know ANYTHING about her history, how old she is, why she was given up (or how, but I don’t want to even think about that).  She still has so many untold stories, that we will never know.  For example, what experience has she had that she’s afraid of sunflowers?  And why doesn’t she bark, EVER?

Either way, we love her.  Love is not even a strong enough word to describe how I feel about this animal.  She has taken my heart and wrapped it precariously around every single one of her 4 paws.  She has very effectively stolen our hearts, as well as anyone who meets her.  And we still have trouble processing how anyone could have given up this beautiful girl.  But, in a way, we’re glad they did.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than she loves herself.  –Josh Billings
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.   –Will Rogers

One thought on “Autumn

  1. I wish more people, everybody, felt like this about their dogs. I can’t imagine a home without a dog. We have three of our five old buddies left. They were all rescued from being homelessness. Bless you for giving Autumn a loving home!

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