Monday, August 16, 2010

Rescued!



Our family has expanded, yet again. The latest member is of the furry kind, which is probably not at all surprising. I think it's pretty known that we have a soft spot for animals in need. We do already have quite the zoo and taking on another dog is a lot but we couldn't refuse this little guy.



Meet our new little man Beowulf. Or as Kevin calls him 'Sir Beowulf the Brave'. This brave little guy was horribly neglected and abused but he was one of the lucky ones, he was rescued from that horrible situation and is now here with us. It has only been a few days but he is truly part of us already.



The girls are just smitten, and K has already declared him her puppy. I don't think she realizes this little guy will more than likely grow to be even bigger than our other two dogs. (He's an Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky/wolf mix.) For now she is enjoying having a puppy that is just her size.


Playing in the dirt with C (in her bathing suit before swimming)



Here's to rescued animals of every kind and the hope that someday there will be no more need for rescuing them!

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26 comments:

boatbaby said...

Oh that face! I can see why you had to bring him into the tribe. It's very heartwarming knowing he will be loved and cared for.
:)

Bending Birches said...

he is so fluffy and adorable! I can't imagine why anyone would ever neglect or abuse an animal...? Violence and abuse make me feel sick to my stomach.
This dog will learn to trust again because you have shown it love and compassion:) ---which is what he deserves! And what a great lesson for your girls! ::hugs::

Mari-Ann said...

A girl after my own heart! There are so many beautiful creatures out there who need warmth and love - so good of you to open up your home to this sweet little pup. :)

Zoe said...

I love the last line. I foster cats for a rescue group but I would love for there to be no need. For everyone to desex their animal, and for everyone to be kind to the animals they have. He's a very luck pup to have landed with you!

Kimmer said...

Oh, what a lucky pup and lucky family. I love his face and name! Rescue dogs sneak right into your heart, don't they? Congratulations on your newest family member.

Homesteadgirl said...

Beowulf is the PERFECT name for this noble soul. Imagine what he could have become if he'd been left in his initial situation, and the potential of what he WILL become now that he has a loving home! Adopting a pet makes a difference to the animal AND to your family. We got two kittens this week and the kids are smitten, too!

TulsiLeaf said...

LOVE the name. One of my most favorite stores I read in high school.

We are thinking about getting another pup to give Stingy a friend. I am very apprehensive about it as she is a handful, but I think a friend would help her.

He has a sweet, sweet face and you can tell that he has been through a lot. So glad he found you all. Congrats!

Dawn said...

I'm happy for all of you, that you found each other. Beowulf is so cute!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I think I love him too, he reminds me so much of our sweet white German shepherd, she was rescued from the side of the road in Ohio long ago (not with us anymore...)

Beowulf is sometimes read for 4th grade Waldorf, not sure if it will appeal to Chloe though so might be skipping...

I am so happy you saved him!

Lots of love from your friend whose family has rescued dogs, cats (maybe too many?) and now 2 horses too! Thank goodness the horses don't live in the house!!!

XOXOXO

momma rae said...

oh, he is adorable!! good for you for rescuing this sweetie.

hope you are feeling better.
xoxoxoxo

Carrie said...

He's beautiful! We rescued a sweet little pittie girl named Zelda a few months ago. I'm already wondering when we'll be able to rescue another!

Welcome Beowulf!

~carrie~

Kelly and Kelly said...

how great you are able to give him a home!

healing hillary said...

what a pretty pup!

Jen said...

Congratulations on your newest family member! I just blogged about a rescue and foster we did this summer - hopefully you will inspire some of your readers to jump onto the rescue-wagon and save some of these animals that so need us and deserve to be loved and well cared for! Enjoy your new puppy!
Blessings,
Jen

ellieandoliver said...

Oh my goodness - I wouldn't have been able to resist him either! What a lucky dog to have found you all. x

kendra said...

oh my, he's gorgeous! good on you! hope your visit goes well today!

Tahara said...

Such a cute dog!...Beowulf is a great name!...We are doing fourth grade in September, so Beowulf is on my mind :-)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh what a sweet new family member. You are both lucky to have found one another.

Heather said...

Oh that is so so sweet. I love his face, it is just too much. We rescued out German Shepherd from similar abuse 10 years ago, and he just passed on July 17th. He was such a joy, and while it is hard to imagine anyone ever hurting an animal, it is so nice to know that there are people like you out there to take them when they need you most. Enjoy your time with your new family memever

Sara said...

We also have a husky mix. We rescued her from a really bad situation & the kids just love her so. Beautiful photos. :)

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Thank you for Beowulf's warm welcome! He's such a little rascal but we are having so much fun with him. I *think* he will have to be our last rescue for quite some time just simply because of the cost of vet bills and food, etc but I do love the idea of possibly fostering some sweet souls. We shall see! I hope my girls grow up to help out animals in need, too.
XO

donna said...

The word RESCUE means alot to us also. We have quite the collection of animals, most of which are rescued from one spot of life or the other. Thank you for caring............and yes I believe your children will grow up to know how to love.

jeanene - Earthboys said...

He's just adorable. We to have a soft spot for any animals,, We've also got another addition to our family, a little street mutt in Dominican Republic, she's only a few months old and was ridden over by a motor bike so someone brought her over to our farm, only our 3rd rescue dog. Her name is little Lulu and she's just too adorable, she's a little aggressive but nothing that I'm worried about, the children have so much fun with her. We also rescue horses, we have 15! What joy we get from animals!

gardenmama said...

I am so happy he had the chance to go home with your family! He looks like a wolf, such a gorgeous new friend! XOXO

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

What a cutie! You are going to have your hands very full!
Nicola

Ginny said...

Wow, we would have rescued him too!

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