Dashing through the snow

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I turned on my tablet just now and got a message about a picture I have saved in the cloud that was taken on this day, a few years ago. And here it is, our little poodle, Scrappy, running joyfully through the snow on January 3, 2015.

My husband and I had found him a few months earlier on the highway, injured, covered with over thirty ticks and mites, and literally on the brink of starvation. But some good food, medical care, and lots of love turned this sweet little guy completely around in no time.

Scrappy still loves running through the snow. But at the moment, he is cuddled up beside me taking a nap, as I tap on my tablet.

Dogs can be great therapy for PTSD. My husband and I rescued our two fur babies, and they have rescued us right back.

God Bless and Happy Snow Day! πŸ• 🐩 πŸ’˜πŸ’˜ ❄ ❄

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7 thoughts on “Dashing through the snow

  1. ibikenyc January 3, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    Oh, boy, is he cute!

    What a great story. Good for all of youse!

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote January 3, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks! You know it’s funny, I’ve wanted a poodle ever since I was a little girl. But poodles were too expensive, or that’s what I was told when I made my wishes known, back in the 1960s. And from what I have seen online, a registered poodle can cost $1,500 today. Which is crazy!

      The vet thinks our Scrappy is a purebred poodle. He was still a growing puppy when we found him. How lucky is that? But I did have to jokingly ask God why He waited over fifty years to answer my childhood prayer!

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      • ibikenyc January 4, 2019 / 7:50 pm

        I can’t believe you said that!

        I, too, wanted a poodle from the time I was a little girl! I had a Barbie coloring book, and in several of the pictures, Barbie and / or Skipper were shown walking a standard-size poodle. That was it!

        In my thirties, I was living in Fort Lauderdale. One of the pounds at the time had what they called “Match-A-Pet.” You could “order” whatever breed you wanted, and they’d call you when one came in. I thought no way they’d ever have a standard poodle, but they swore they got every breed imaginable.

        Sure enough, they called me within a few months, and I went and adopted Sasha for the usual low fee.

        Unfortunately, after a year or two I ended up having to move to a place where dogs were not allowed.

        (Shocking what it costs to have them groomed, eh?)

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        • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote January 4, 2019 / 8:31 pm

          Aww, that’s great that you got your poodle, too. Ours is a small standard. The determination goes by their shoulder height. When we found him, he was barely above toy poodle height, so we thought he was a miniature poodle. But he grew to the minimum height requirement for a standard. He only weighs 20 pounds though. He is fiesty! And yes, his grooming needs are crazy!

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  2. @PreacherBiker January 3, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    Love it and Scrappy does too

    Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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  3. The Eclectic Contrarian January 3, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Having the time of his life!!

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