Three years ago our little Pug Frank passed away and Dennis and I didn’t know if we were ready for a pet, but we knew that something was missing from our lives. Frank was a rescue dog. He had lost both his eyes and was totally blind. His other senses picked up to help the little man out and he could do almost everything that other dogs could do. He was three years old when we adopted him and he lived to be 12. We couldn’t have asked for a better pet than our little Frankie Dee.
This past year we all can agree has been tough, so in December we decided to begin to look for a new dog for our home. Since we had such a great experience with Frank, we really wanted to rescue again. There are many great reasons to rescue a pet. My number one reason is that you will save a life and I’m not just talking about the pet. Having a pet can save your own life.
Pets are so unconditional in their love that they touch your heart and bring out the love that’s within you. They lower your stress, help you unwind and you will find yourself having uncontrollable smiles. They lift you out of loneliness and give your days a sense of purpose and fulfillment. We were looking for a small indoor dog that would be good for both ourselves and our grandchildren.
We called the Senatobia Animal Shelter in search of a small dog, but due to the pandemic many people were looking for the same. After a few weeks as I looked in the Tate Record, I saw a small dog’s photo and it looked just like what we were searching for. I called the Shelter and they said she was still available.
We immediately drove to the Shelter and they brought her out. She quickly came to each of us and allowed us to pet her. After about 5 minutes of her adorable sweetness, we told the Shelter that we wanted her.
Since it was during the holidays we had to wait for a little over 2 weeks for her to be spayed and though we could hardly wait, we knew that it was probably best.
We have now had “Sally Bee” for little over a month and she has fit perfectly into our family. She is about 15 months old and is a Jack Russell/Boxer mix. She is a beautiful shade of chestnut brown and white. She loves to lie around and snuggle, eat, sleep, play with toys and let us love on her.
Dennis and I enjoy talking about her all the time. She and I are now taking short walks that have helped me tremendously with my leg rehab. She is feeling more and more at home in her new environment.
She is obviously happy as you can see by the wag of her tail and we are HAPPY as you can see by the smiles on our faces! If you see us walking in the early mornings or late afternoons – give your horn a toot! Sally Bee and I will be sure to wave back.