Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We Are Trashy

One of my new bloggy pals Becky over at In The Trenches recently did a post about animal rescue stories. So here is my animal rescue stories. My family has always been big on rescuing animals in need. Both of our dogs are both rescues actually. My mom always wanted to have a Cocker Spaniel because she had one growing up on her families farm in Illinois....Apparently this dog was a PHENOMINAL farm dog. Well my mom got it into her head that we needed a Cocker Spaniel. My parents didn't want the "hassel" of a puppy when there are soooo many adult dogs out their that need loving homes also. My brother and I told my grandpa that we were FINALLY getting a dog and that we were getting a Cocker Spaniel. Well the animal shelter in the county that he lives in would put a description of all the new arrivals on the local radio station, just incase someone might be looking for a lost pet or to adopt a new pet. Well one day a Cocker Spaniel/Labrador Retriever was surrendered and my grandpa went and snatched her up for us. That is how we got our Shawna.

We recently had to put Shawna to sleep. Her quality of life was going down hill super fast and there was a really good chance that she had cancer too. She lived to be almost 20 years old and we miss her a lot. Which brings us to Laci, our 6 year old Cocker Spaniel....we actually got Laci to be a companion for Shawna. Personally, I think it was one of the best idea's we've had in awhile. We adopted Laci out of the same shelter that Shawna came out of too....Great people to work with when it comes to adopting a pet. We found Laci by accident actually. My parents were watching the news one night and they did a feature on a Animal Cruelty case at this particular shelter and Ms. Laci made it onto TV. We went down to the shelter a couple days after we originally saw the piece (after we took some time to think about it a little bit) and adopted this loveable lug who INSISTS on sleeping on the bed (under the covers if she can get there...if she can't under HER blankie will suffice), snores really loud and is horribly SPOILED:

So yup we're trashy and we wouldn't have it any other way. What about you, anyone else out there trashy like us?


  1. Oh it's so nice to hear about other TRASHY people out there! Your dogs are very lucky to be so loved and to have such good homes!

  2. Adorable dogs and great stories! Welcome to the Trashy family!

  3. Like yours, both our babies are shelter doggies. We even got the second one so the first one wouldn't be lonely, just like you. Love the spoiled things to death!

    The Texas Woman

  4. ooo oooh me! Actually..a new dog has come into our lives just recently. She has a bit of a sad story but shes livin large now! Jaco loves her...shes not sure about him yet! Im going to post about it soon...Just gotta get some pictures and such!

  5. If that's trashy, then trashy rocks! Those doggies are soooo cute!

  6. Label me..and i wear it proudly...!
    You go girl!

  7. (((Hugs))) about Shawna :(

    I'm dreading the day our dog is too old.


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