Sunday, March 24, 2013

B is for Bessie

Mom got a new dog!  Another rescue, mom's 3rd.

Mom's first rescue was way back in 1978, she was coming out of the grocery store & was stopped by 2 children who had a box full of puppies.  The puppies were 4 weeks old & the kids were told to get "rid" of them :(  Mom being the sucker she is lol! came home with Buddy. Buddy was the best dog ever, he lived to just 2 months short of his 18th Birthday.

This is mom & Buddy in July 1990, he was 12 yrs old......


Next came Chance, mom went to our local shelter & picked him out.  He was 7 years old & had been brought to the shelter when his owner got a boyfriend & became pregnant :(   Mom had Chance until he was 14  years old.
This is Chance on Dec 8 2001, the day he was adopted by mom, I groomed him up for her ♥


So now it was time for a new dog.  My mom of course looked at all the shelters & rescue groups in her area.  She came across Northern Critters In Need, a Rescue out of Ignace Ont, which is about 4 hrs from Thunder Bay where my mom lives.  Bessie caught her eye, she is kind of a combination between Buddy & Chance I think!
This is her story.
Back in November 2012 reports were coming in about people hearing a dog barking/crying.  Upon investigating they found Bessie.  She was attached to a dog house, in the middle of nowhere, with a 4 foot chain.  The dog house had no bottom in it, & she had just given birth :(  Whoever did this either left her there because she was pregnant, or because she had puppies.  Either way, there was no food or water, nothing.  It makes me sick to my stomach to think of her out there alone with her new babies.  The rescuers estimate the puppies were about 3-4 days old.
Bessie was a wonderful mom her foster home reported.  She is quite timid, & suspicious as you can imagine, but her & mom are doing quite well.  Mom has only had her for a week so I will keep you updated.

Here's some pictures.....

Bessie's first night at moms......


Bessie with her 8 babies just after being found......


The 8 babies at Christmas 2012......all pups are in new homes :)

7 comments:

Jenny Glen said...

Your mom is awesome!
Maybe some BC in those babies?

Dianne SS said...

I can't imagine anyone being so heartless and cruel like that--I hope there is a special place in Hell for people like that :( But on the good and happy side, I am so happy for your mom and Bessie!! Your mom has given those previous dogs a wonderful home and long lives. Bessie is a lucky girl to have your mom--and vice versa!!

sandra said...

So wonderful, you mom is awesome. This girlie has found her heaven.

Squishy said...

Oh my gosh those are cute puppies! Good for your mom, her Bessie looks like she thinks she died and went to heaven! It's amazing those puppies look as great as they do, considering the situation. Glad to hear they all have homes.

Marquie J. said...

Aw! Your Mom is a sweetheart. Bessie is beautiful. What a lucky dog to have found such a wonderful home. I'm so glad her pups all found homes too!

xoxo
Marquie, Lassie & Petal

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

What a Pawsome Mom.

Squishy said...

Ok, LOVE the new look!!!