We've enjoyed a new addition to Windy Acre Cottage this week, a sweet foster named Ruby.
Ruby must be rehomed. Her original family can no longer care for her, and I have the pleasure of keeping this precious furbaby until the perfect new home can be located.
She is a 2 year old, red, short-haired, female Dachshund.
She has been spayed and has all of her shots. She is completely healthy, with the exception of missing one toenail, a mishap that took place in the rock garden of her original owners back yard.
She plays well with my pack, but has all kinds of anxiety over the cat. I don't recommend she go to a home with pets in the feline or rodent familes. This breed was bred to hunt out small animals and the instinct is strong in Ruby.
Ruby weighs 22 lbs, which is a bit too heavy for her frame. She needs someone to measure out her daily food allowance and commit to daily exercise.
Ruby was an outdoor dog her entire life, so she is not housebroken nor does she like collars or harnesses. We are currently working on both. And she is making vast improvements.
She especially has taken a shine to being an indoor dog, preferably a lap dog with lots of snuggles and forehead kisses.
If you would like to open your heart and your home to this precious girl, please contact Pet Pals of Maury County for an application.
November 19, 2013 Update:
On Saturday, Ruby went for a play date with a potentially new furever family, and it is working out. It's the most bittersweet moment for a foster. We enter in to the fostering relationship knowing we are a link in the chain to get these animals re-homed. Yet, I still miss her terribly. Thank you all for helping get the word out on this adorable and sweet Doxie.
Someone suggested I only paint puppies.
And it is tempting. I love the furbabies!
During August I'm offering a special $99 fee for furbaby commissions. I've gotten several and so far I've paintied two, Baxter and Lady Pippa.
Baxter is the sweet furbaby of Kelley Williams, and he passed away about three weeks ago. What an honor to paint this well-loved companion. I pray this portrait brings at least a small part of the joy of Baxter back to the Williams family.
Earler I enjoyed the priveledge of painting Lady Pippa of Three Crosses Farm. She is the beloved furbaby of Kay Kay Williams.
If you are interested in a portrait of your precious four-legged child, please email me at email@example.com. I may not get every portrait completed in August, but as long as your order is recieved by August 31, 2013, an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas panel portrait is only $99 (regularly $200). They are shipped unframed, insured, and with tracking through USPS for an additional $6.
This adorable female House Finch has built her next in the fern that hangs from my front porch. I didn't realize it was there when I moved the fern to the front steps during several days of rain. The only egg in the nest at the time fell out. However, since then I haven't touched the fern and we have many eggs waiting to hatch in the next 2 weeks.
Casey takes the seat of honor as Grand Marshal of the 2013 Mule Day
Parade along with his trainer Bill Berolli Saturday. Casey was from
Maury County Animal Shelter and is now a star on Broadway in the musical
But the festivities and fanfare began earlier in the week when a red carpet reception was hosted in Casey's honor at Wall Candy in historic, downtown Columbia.
Photo opportunities with featured artist Dina D'Argo.
And photo opportunities with his adoring public.
And of course, papparazi...
We applaud Sonja Rine for making a plea to save Casey from the Maury County Animal Shelter...
And we are grateful to Bill Berolli for seeing the "Star" in Casey.
For more information on Casey's storey, click here.
**And special thanks to Kathie Fuston for hosting Bill and Casey while they were in town and for permission to use her photos for this psot.**
God has lovingly and generously showered his sweet blessings all around middle Tennessee. I enjoy so much selecting one each day to share with you in these pictures, recipes, paintings, inspirations and sometimes, completely random thoughts. Thank you for the visit. Come on back again real soon!
"To see the miraculous within the ordinary is the mark of highest wisdom." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A little beggar that came up starved and injured. He's hanging out with me until I can determine if he has a home. If not, he has a minor operation in his future and then will be ready for a loving forever home. Right now he is getting loving care and attention and plenty of kibble.
Ruby, a Pet Pals of Maury County foster, now lives with her furever family in Culleoka, TN
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