September 13, 2011

What's In A Name


This photo is part of the owner surrender records on 2 adult dogs and 7 puppies brought to Angels of Assisi from Botetourt County Animal Control over the weekend. They were covered in fleas, smelly, scared, dirty..... and wonderful, all at the same time.

And here they are: meet Meemaw, grandmother to the puppies. She is scared but very sweet, and will let us pick her up although it seems like she has had few people show her any kindness. 

Maggie May is also very sweet, and when you pick her up she will rest her head on your shoulder.

Maggie May's puppies

And, finally, a random puppy from the same group, Marcy. Who is ridiculously cute.

Maggie May and her puppies will be heading to foster soon, and we are sure Marcy will be adopted quickly. The dog that really needs some extra TLC is MeeMaw- we don't think she has had much of anything in her life, and that needs to change. For starters, she now has a name, is free of fleas, and clean. But we can certainly do better than that.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around" 
~Leo Buscaglia


  1. MeeMaw got the best home ever and they love her dearly. She has already been taking to their vet and had everything done that we could not. They said she is the perfect member of their family all it took was less than a day for them to know they didn't want life with out meemaw. We could not have asked for a better out come for this loving and very scared dog

  2. This is great to hear! I've been wondering what MeeMaw's fate would be. It's heartbreaking to see the seniors that have never had a real family. Glad she has a wonderful family now!