Thursday, August 26, 2010

Where to begin...

I started this blogging thing a few weeks ago with a fun blog for my dogs.  Its more of a silly and goofy spot where I can share stories and photos (being that Im a photographer I take TONS of photos) of the adventures of Grayce and Danger.  One day I hijacked their blog to post photos of a few rescue dogs I did petfinder photos for and it gave me the idea to start another blog just to share the stories of my experiences working with rescue.

I hope this blog will inspire people to help in whatever way they can to help.  Whether it be adopt instead of buy a dog, spay and neuter a pet,  foster for their local rescue, volunteer at your local shelter once a month, transport a dog or just become more aware of why rescue is so important and help to educate others.   You may think there is not much you could do- but trust me there is A LOT you can do!

I will probably share a lot of happy ending stories but there will be times I share stories that may not end so happy- but that is the reality of rescue and I want this blog to be true to life- not sugar coated.

I will start this blog off with one of my favorite rescue stories from this past year.  As a photographer I get the wonderful experience of meeting so many of our rescues dogs and trying to capture their story in pictures.  I have had the privelage of of following Busters story right from the beginning.  I got a phone call about a severely deformed puppy in VA that needed our rescues help while I was out with some friends.  I will never forget that night bc while I was outside on the phone trying to arrange details for Busters transfer into our rescue someone stole my wallet from my purse!  It was all worth it- Buster's story is one with a happy ending that people all over the world donated and helped with.  He's a wonderful example of what can be done when a lot of people pitch in and do a small part and in the end accomplish something huge.  


This is the story of Buster (get out the tissues).....
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Buster is just one of many...

5 comments:

  1. Great site! I'm looking forward to reading about all your great stories. If u find any doggies my size that want to come live w/me while they look forever home let me know :)

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  2. Great idea! We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  3. this is a great blog, JL! I am so proud to work/rescue with you and honored to consider you a friend!

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  4. Get out the tissues indeed. *sniff* Here's to many more happy endings. Andrea, Taren and Caelan

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