Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Fantastic! AWL are so thankful for your quick response and action. Our youngest volunteer four years-old donated 2 euro from her savings.
Without you we could never done it. Thanks for great Amore team working.
Eric Wooley (US), Keegan Kasten(US), Carina Lidbom (SE) China Platou (SE) Kristine Willis (US), Polly K Truzzolino (US), Pamela Roark (US) Herbert Boutwell (US) Erika & Bobby Andersson (SE) Tracey & Craig Klebber (US) And my beloved husband who cursed me sweetly because I had put in the third seat in the SUV. I love you too! Time to go out in the rain and drive the fantastic present to Rossellas shelter.
More to come!
Monday, September 21, 2009
One of the shelters we are helping, their only fridge broke down. It means that vaccination and medication will go bad.
We have started to collect donation money to buy one.
Eric, Keegan, me, Olivia, Todd have donated. Will you join us? Please use the "DONATE" button here on the blog, and then send me an email to tell me you want the money to go specifically for the refrigerator. It's that simple.
PS, We have contacted some manufactures...we will see if someone has a cold or warm Amore!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rebeca, Lindy, Jackie, Keegan, Kristin, Kristine, Eric and Don, you were wonderful and hardworking yesterday. Thank you so much.
Keegan: thank you for the shampoo and gloves. Jackie: towels, cake and snacks. Kristin: fly prevention, collars, and litter box. Eric and Keegan: for donations to the fridge to keep the vaccinations and medicine at the shelter.
Everyone, thank you so much for your hard and perseverance on a hard, smelly, sweaty, fly-infested day. You guys are my heroes.
For more pictures, please check out my personal blog entry for the day.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Grace's wrists couldn't take the winter that's arriving since she now has arthritis, and to have to sleep outside in the cold and try to get food would be very hard on her. Even the veterinarian Dr. Gigi said so.
I got a call from two ladies, a mother and a daughter that they wanted to adopt a dog, short hair but medium to big size. I told them about the shelter with 500 dogs (where AWL organized several "dog walking missions") and I arranged with the lady that runs the shelter for us to come when they had closed at 17.00 (due to the problem of these ladies in getting off from work)
When we arrived at the shelter, another worker opens the door claiming she didn't know we would come at this hour. I explained that I'd called and made arrangements.
This lady was very rude and when we pointed at different dogs she said, "No, too hectic." Well, we understand, she's been inside a cage for a long time!
The mother and daughter said they would like to take two. How about this old guy?
"No, too old" the lady told us. (Don't they want to adopt these dogs away?)
She told us to come back another day, maybe on the weekend ... we had to go now.
I can understand that she wanted to go home, but there was another person living there. They know AWL, we have been organizing volunteering and donated food so they know we are serious.
The mother and daughter and I drove away pretty disapointed, and upset over the lady's shortness and unwillingness to help us us to take two big dogs out from the cages. The weekend before, when I heard different speakers at the Spay conference, one had said that some shelter personal get so attached to the dogs that they don't want to adopt them away! Could this be a factor in this otherwise unexplainable rudeness?
While driving away, going another way to the ladies' home I suddenly see Grace and Cucci sitting by the side of the road, at a place we've never seen them, like waiting for something. I stop and throw myself out of the car, petting them and shouting at the same time, "What are you guys doing here?'
The ladies comes out and I tell them the whole story about these two dogs. I hear the mother say, "Can we adopt them?"
I was stunned, all the various emotions went through me, it was a miracle!
Grace and Cucci are now living together with these two wonderful heart-warming ladies, and are already getting lovely spoiled.
I could never, ever have dreamed about this. Some might say 'It was meant to be' ....yes I believe so too, but my heart aches when I think how happy this one energetic female at the shelter was, probably believing she had found freedom. I will never forget her eyes when she was put back into the cage again. This was a bitter sweet moment, because someone who claims she loves the dogs perhaps would never want them to find new happiness together with someone else.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Lindy brushed her, bathed her, and even cut her claws. She only loved sitting there in the grass being seen, touched and talked to.
Please put your own needs to the side, open your door for someone that needs healing love.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tiger got a great foster home, where Vania evaluated him for several weeks. He wasn't "aggressive" at all, quite the opposite. He had been continually bothered in his prior home by several kids who probably played with him too roughly for his liking, and so he reacted the only way he could. Thank you, Vania, for taking him in, and giving him love and patience so he could show us all his "true colors".
Thanks to that "breather" in the foster home, and Vania's evaluation, she were able to place him in an appropriate, loving, forever home.
His new owner simply adores Tiger, and it seems Tiger loves her as well. He greets her at the door when she comes home, and they give each other their sole attention.
Way to go Tiger! Purrrrrrfect Amore ending to this story thanks to Vania Lamanna
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thank you to the great dog Magazine Harlga Hund, (you can buy it now) journalist Anna Demert, you are a warm hearted person. Photos taken by Per Hanstorp what a talent. You all got Amore talent.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is a wonderful couple who have great experience with terriers and dog psychology/training. I would never allow a dangerous or unstable dog into somebodies home, not even my own home. We have had to put down very few dangerous dogs, sadly not their fault their behavior was created by humans. I work for what is best for the dog. Giove, he won a place in Paradise. Good Luck my friend, you did it my "mini-Mandela."