How many of us have rescue pets
Our Maltese, Sugar Bee was a rescue
, I picked up this past winter.
I had just gotten a wisdom tooth pulled that had an exposed nerve through a cavity. Now, if you have never gotten a pissed off wisdom tooth pulled at 55 years old, you are really missing something. The pain for a week prior was dreadful. The pain for the hour in the dental chair was something out of a horror movie
. If I never experience that much pain again, that will be fine by me. I have done pain, loosing a leg in a train accident
as a boy, but that hour in the dental chair, topped that.
After a few days, of the pain never really going away, back to the dentist to treat a dry socket. Another day of pain and I could not take it any more. Only one thing to do. I placed an ad on Craig's List. Wanted: Lap Dog.
In a day, I had Sugar Bee. The Maltese came from a home where the dog was picked on by other dogs
, and not groomed very well. The husband met us at a church parking lot at about midnight, as something snapped in the home, and the poor dog was needing out in a hurry. My mouth hurt so bad, I could hardly drive. I don't know who needed who more, but we did a lot of lap dog sessions and cuddling for several days. Eventuially, we both got better.
In a month, we purchased our current
sailboat, and named her after our rescue puppy, Sugar Bee. The Maltese and the sailboat were both rescues. The sailboat was in storage on the hard
Our Maltese is such a delight to have around. And always makes us smile. We do all his grooming which means a haircut twice a month, and a weekly bath.
This summer, I purchased another Maltese to keep Sugar Bee company. I tried to rescue another one from the internet
, but nothing fell into place, so we went with a breeders puppy. Named this one after the same boat, Clipper Marine
Bee & Clipper are best friends, and wonderful companions for my wife and myself.
As the holidays are upon us, I would suggest if any of you, are hurting as I was, to open your hearts to a little creature to love. So many little dogs
and cats are needing love, and maybe you are that pets
If you have a rescue story, share it with us.