I mentioned Beau more than a month ago as the newest resident of Assisi Farms, my home. He came to us one Friday evening on East Beach here on Saint Simons Island, Georgia and played with my three Labs (and very nicely I might add). I noticed he did not have a collar on and no one was with him. He moved along but not before I also noticed he looked thin and was missing hair on his back in patches. I asked a couple locals and they said they had seen him for about a month wandering in the area.
I took my Labs home but I came back to the beach to look for him and did not see him immediately. After a mile I walked off the beach and was lamenting my best efforts when I saw him trying to get into a family's van in the parking lot at East Beach. I was carrying a leash and a collar and put it on him and walked him home and bathed him in the front yard long after dusk. Once toweled off he plopped right through the dog door and I found him curled on the couch as I entered behind him. He ate three bowls of food and settled in.
His story remains a mystery. He was clearly someone's dog but the visit to the vet the next day confirmed fleas, hook worm, and heart worm. We created a treatment plan and posted 150 flyers in the interim, kicking off Operation Find Beau His Home. I marketed this handsome boy by attending local Humane Society functions with him, passing out fliers when the moment allowed, and talking him up when the opportunity allowed, and just appreciating the personality of this lad. He was nicknamed, "Mr Personality" for all the talking and jumping and twirling he did- molto dramatic!
Well Friday, a week after saying goodbye to Paws, and two months after finding him, Beau has a new home with Judy and David Dempster of Brunswick, GA. Mille grazie (million thanks) to Judy and David for opening heart and home.
Operazione Find Beau a Home - complete. Special thanks to those who purchased from Bella Rustica this month. The proceeds from your purchases have paid for Beau's medical care.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Paws and Bear
Coronado Beach, California 2008
Paws joined her sister, Bear, today. She was 14 1/2 years old and my dearest friend. Both the gifts and the loss are immeasurable.
I love this photo of my two old sisters taken on one of those perfect days. They sat and stood there for quite some time that morning, comfortable together.
Sempre Fidelis - Always Faithful
Monday, November 1, 2010
I will soon post the photos for my Coronado, California kitchen as seen in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeover Winter addition 2010. Here's a peek...
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