Sunday, March 13, 2016

What have we been doing??

~The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt
within the heart       ~Helen Keller

.... These last few weeks
we have been particularly busy
with a brand new
little...well big...girl.

She found her way into our hearts and home
when someone clued me into
a Great Dane that needed a home
and probably would not find one. Ever.
You see, Pearl the Girl has some very special needs.
She hasn't noticed however.
She is all full of the whim and vinegar
that any 13 month old puppy has.
Smarter than a whip... She opens all and any doors.
She has fallen into the pool....swam...and pulled herself out
She comes on a morning run on a 15 foot lead with Finnegan
and has learned to sit and lay down to touch command
She is Happy. She is confident. She is exhausting
She is a teacher.

We had no Idea how she would react during our long trip home
She adopted us.
and trusted us.
Finnegan has been a most patient and kind teacher
she puppy bows...sits in his spot....eggs him on.
he yawns
and now we catch them walking in the yard
she has already mapped it out...and the house.
and lying down together
she has gotten up on the counter to get into the cookie jar
pulled the lid off said jar
and dropped it smashing onto the floor.
Been into the garbage enough times, that a locking garbage can was just purchased.
In that first week I was compelled to watch The Helen Keller movie The Miracle Worker.
while watching... she chewed buttons off the pillow and tried to climb onto the table.
Our little own Helen Keller. Sigh.
which she tends to be called more so than Pearl.
She is blind and deaf due to breeding...uninformed backyard breeders, or puppy mills trying to breed "designer Danes" and using two Merles causing a potential "lethal White".
She was bought from such a place....for $3000 dollars
...and before we rescued her
they had intentions of breeding her
to her brother. Hopefully getting the color they wanted...but to what result?!?
Both she and her brother ended up in a Great Dane Rescue down South when the owner developed cancer. Neither were spayed or neutered. She...luckily...had not gone into heat.
She would have been euthanized in a regular shelter.
Here we are. Learning from, Living with and Loving our newest family member.
We wanted YOU to meet her too.


donna baker said...

What a lucky Pearl. It makes me so happy/sad.

Unknown said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Thank you for caring and sharing and for your incredible love and patience. It is a beautiful thing.

Rick Forrestal said...

Oh this is special. I can tell from your great pics.
You guys done good.

Hi Pearl.

(Nothing small about your 13-month puppy.)

Thanks for the update.

Debby said...

What a sweetie. Bless your heart for giving her a forever home.

StellaV said...

Gosh! Thank you for this post.

brenda murphy said...

Wow! Thank you for posting, but more importantly for bringing Pearl into your heart and home. Beautiful.

Deborah said...

What a lovely story. YOU are lovely.

tammy j said...

all the sweet puppy patience needed super sized!
this whole post caught my heart and wouldn't let go.
bless you.
and your wonderful dane loving family! XOXO♥
the picture of finnegan and helen pearl keller with their legs entwined... oh

for the love of a house said...

As you know Pearl the girl had me at Hello!!! But these photos, oh my lord..... absolute puppy perfection. That pink nose- sigh. I love her and you and your family and FINN! for adopting her. She and Finn together melt my heart. And speaking of hearts... in the head shot of her with the heart charm (five down or five up;) look at the perfect heart reflection in the charm. So sweet.
I get physically sick when I think about what the g.d. breeder wanted to do to her. Sick.
So happy y'all found each other. She won the puppy-lottery for sure!
and Ella, Magnolia and Louise

Barbara said...

Whew! so happy to read your recent blog and know that you are OK...and still writing.
I enjoy you immensely-as a fellow Floridian, who loves pups, and along with your designing style and love of are simply great!
God bless you and your husband for taking on - not one , but two, pups that needed special care and attention. Awesome!
Prayers and loving guidance to help ALL....have a happy home...learn, and enjoy.

mollie's mom said...

Oh my that Pearl is a gem!!! And so are y'all for adopting her and helping her to have a happy doggie life :) We have two big dogs ( not as big as y'all ) and we love their size and their spirit and capacity for love that big dogs have. One of our Goldens is a rescue as have been may of our dogs in the past. Rescues are so grateful every day!! Cannot wait to see more posts with your two big loves in them!!

duff said...

What a blessing you both are to each other! The love of a rescue dog is one of a kind.

Unknown said...

All the best- to all of you!!!
Love is where it's at!!!

Cobalt Violet said...

What a sweetheart of a pup. She is so lucky to have you. You are amazing and kind. Many blessings to you for saving this girl!

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