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Gucci (Madamoiselle Gucci Poochie 'Lisbet Skoog)is a rescue from Tennessee. Before she was one year old, she was bred and spent 3 days in labor before the owners took her to the vet. She was immediately given a section and I presume, lost the puppies. They never came back to get her. She was sent up to a shelter near here (where a friend was a volunteer) and still had her stitches. Below is the way she looked the day I picked her up.
Now she is a very spoiled "Farm Dog" and never leaves my side. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet has ever kept her from doing chores with me. She is an expert at getting filthy while Phoebe goes back in the house where it's nice and cozy and stays pristine.
Phoebe Bluegrass is from Kentucky. A woman who boarded her horse here had a rescue and when she showed me a photo of this puppy at 6 weeks I was committed. 8 different drivers took turns getting her up here (when she was about 8 weeks old) and they did it all in one day.
While she was still only 1 year old, she passed her beginner, intermediate and advanced obedience classes. Then she went on to get her Canine Good Citizen Certificate and took (and passed) a very difficult Therapy Dog test. She participated in a reading program for three years and has been on a long vacation. This is one sweet and gentle puppy!
Below is "Ice."
He belongs to our daughter and has quite a story too. He was a rescue from the same center Phoebe came from, but it was months later. Someone was walking by a porch that had a refrigerator on it and heard a lot of crying and whining. Some cruel person had left him in there to suffocate! He was just a very young puppy and was taken to safety. When our son-in-law heard the story, he adopted him sight unseen and Ice was also transported up here from Kentucky. Now you know where he got his name. I don't know a more humble animal....
Rescuing these innocent creatures is the right thing to do.