Friday, February 13, 2009

Puppy love and happy endings...

If I had to use one word to describe this photo it would be bliss (just look at both of those little faces!) It was taken Christmas morning, 1990, just minutes after Amanda woke to find that Santa had left a "real, live dog" for her (those were the exact words at the top of her Christmas list).


Sooshi was a 2-year old Shih-Tzu and her first puppy love. And even though he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in January of 2000, he is always in our hearts.

This morning I had a sense of deja-vu when I snapped the following photo...


Amanda had been driving through the Main Street of our downtown when she spotted this little guy...


...running down the street all by himself.


By the time she found a place to pull over, the doggy was way down Main Street, chasing a man who was walking his dog. Amanda caught up to them and asked the man if the little one tagging along was also his. He said, "No," so she scooped up the little guy and brought him home.


Dirty snow mounds are melting a mile a minute with the warmer weather, and little riverlets of water and sand are running everywhere, so this little guy was a sandy, soaking wet bundle of fur...


We were able to contact his owner through his tags; they were devestated that he'd gotten loose, and very grateful that Amanda had taken the time to stop and rescue him from such a busy street... I shudder to think what might have happened if he'd darted out between parked cars into the busy downtown traffic.


So here's to puppy love and my sweetie who took the time to make sure this tale had a happy ending!


I jazzed up this picture using Picnik, a photo editing website that my Courtney turned me on to! Try it - I think you'll have fun with it!


Donna

17 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I'm so happy you found the owner but I was hoping that she got to keep her new little guy.

Tell her thank you from me for helping the little guy out. She saved his life!

Hugs,
Joanne

tam said...

Awww yes here's to puppy love! Great photos-sooo cute!
Have a wonderful weekend~Smiles~Tam!

Marilyn said...

Precious animals. Don't you just love them? Thanks for such a sweet blog.

marie said...

The 1990 picture is so sweet - "bliss" is exactly the right word. I can see why you thought of it when you took the pictures of your daughter and the rescued puppy ~ that was so good of her to take the time to do that. Too many people wouldn't.
I've visited Picnik ~ you're right ~ it's a lot of fun!

Jill said...

oh gosh I thought this was going to be "the one" that just came into your life unexpected! Very happy ending though....thank goodness Amanda saved their baby!

Susan S. said...

Awwww...I am so glad the story had a happy ending AND that the dog had tags so the owner could be contacted! YEAHHHHH!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Yeahhh! He reminds me so much of my Gizzy that I teared up. Bless your wonderful daughter!

Claudia said...

Oh, isn't wonderful to rescue a dog and reunite him/her with the owner? Best feeling in the world. Compassion for animals runs in your family, Donna!

Happy Valentine's Day!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

{{{{{{{AMANDA}}}}}}} Good for you. As a home with four rescues, the paws here send you loving hugs and wet kisses!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I"m so glad she has a soft heart to "want" to stop and help a small dog in need. Better still that the dog had tags and owners who were happy to know their furbaby was okay. I'm sure it was a loving reunion.
I've got tags and microchips in my pets...just in case :0).

Lisa said...

LOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL MATCH!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; OH what lovely kind heart'ed daughter you have. Some would just keep on going, but now her, I love the photos, your soosi looks just like my Isabella, she is the sweetest little thing, I would go out of my head it I lost her. So God bless your daughter, doggies best friend and Angle....

Hugs;
Alaura

Nicole ~ said...

What a sweet, caring daughter you have. I am so happy that you were able to locate the owners. I have seen so many sad stories today, and I am very glad to finally hear a happy one.

Have a great weekend, Nicole.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Your daughter is such a sweetheart for rescuing that pup! Thank goodness he had tags so she could find the owner.

Give your hero a hug from me and tell her she did great reuniting a sweet dog and the people who love it!

Kady

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thanks for the sweet story this morning. Our furry friends are the Best!

claudie said...

Very happy ending but I was kind of hoping that your daughter would have ended up with this precious fur baby. The owners must have been overwhelmed for sure.
Our little shi tzu will be 7 yrs old tomorrow. I will be posting about her. Her name is Bella Luna.
Happy Wed.
Love Claudie
xo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Donna, I found your link on Amy's blog... what a happy ending! I love both pictures of your precious ones! Thanks for sharing... Bisous...Julie Marie