This month I want to hear your story.
In honor of the adoption anniversary of my baby Boston Strong who I adopted March 22nd 2014, and who is the inspiration behind my Puppy Project Fund, I am hosting another special GIVEAWAY! :)
The winner will be announced on
March 22nd 2015
50% of profits from all Pet Portrait shoots that are booked with me until April 30th will be donated to the Puppy Project.
The Goods: ($250 Value)
- Complimentary 1 hour Pet Portrait photo shoot sitting
- 1 8x10 print
- Custom Facebook Timeline cover photo
- 2 week online viewing gallery
The Deets: (How to enter)
- Share this post on your Facebook
- Click on the link to my blog, and share your rescue story in a post. It can be as long, or as short as you would like.
Boston (on the left) was rescued while his mommy was still pregnant with him in Kentucky. When he was born, he almost died a few times but his AMAZING foster mother revived him with molasses. He was then brought to Greyhound Friends of Hopkinson, MA where he found Brian and I. Every day that goes by, he teaches me something new about myself and what it means to be happy. Alive. and simply, happy.
Once upon a time ..
In the summer of 2014, I celebrated the completion of my graduate degree by taking a ten day trip with my mother to the beautiful island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Easily one of the most beautiful places on earth. I have visited quite a few islands, but not one of them can even begin to compare.
T&C holds a special place in my heart for more than that reason though.
Unlike other islands that I have visited, I found that this one does a lot more to help relieve the problem of starving, hurt and homeless animals. They do even more to try and give new pups a second shot at life. They don't allow them to live unnoticed.
Upon my arrival, I visited The Potcake Place which is a shelter that helps rehabilitate puppies and place them in foster and forever homes. They let me take a few guys out for walks on the beach. It was seriously a highlight of my trip, and I advise anyone traveling that way, to take minutes of your day to pop in and learn about what they do.
"Potcake is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. It came about because the locals fed the caked remains of the cooking pot to the dogs. As generations have passed, Potcakes have evolved into a breed which is extremely smart, loyal and loving. Potcakes are rescued from around the islands of the Turks & Caicos. Litters of puppies as well as individual pups are found wandering without their littermates. They may be found by tourists while they are out exploring, or locals in their backyard or while working on construction sites. Potcakes can range between 35lb and 75 lb, but most grow to be approximately 45 lbs, the size of their paws as a puppy gives you a good idea as to how large they will grow." - Potcake Place
Anyway, while I was there I had a seriously bad allergic reaction that basically caused my immune system to attack itself. I lost a crap load of weight really fast and had crazy rashes and discomfort to the point where I couldn't walk by my last day, and I had to go home in a wheelchair.
Before my illness got to that point, I visited TSPCA and volunteered to be a courier to bring some puppies to a shelter here in Massachusetts where they would be more likely to find a forever home before they were too big to be allowed on an airplane. The day after I filled out the paper work, I got a call asking if I could bring home TWO!
Well, duhhhhh! I did it! It was awesome. It gave me a sense of mission and purpose and it really helped me fight through my fear for my health.
I brought home Gracie (named after Grace Bay) and Ginger (named after my moms old dog) to Boston, and they were picked up by a lovely lady who brought them to Capeann Animal Shelter in Gloucester, MA.
They both have forever homes now.
They changed my life in such a short period of time, I can ONLY IMAGINE what they mean to their human families at this point. I would do anything to know.
If YOU happen to be the human parents of either of these little girls, please share your story with me.
For that matter, if you happen to be a human mommy or daddy to any dog who has been rescued, I would love to hear your story. I would love to know about how your fur baby is now changing the world without even knowing it.
Please share your story below! :)