We adopted Annie Jan. 31st 2016. She was 9 years old and had been rescued, along with 43 other Newfoundlands in December 2014 from a puppy mill. She was in foster care for over a year but still had a lot of emotional rehab to accomplish. Despite the terrible circumstances from which she was rescued, she is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever known. Very slowly, she started to trust us and we saw changes in her behavior as she became more comfortable with our family. I started writing about her progress because the smallest changes were actually very big for her and I didn’t want to forget how far she had come.
Prologue: Lets start at the beginning
8. Back to the vet, which means back in the car
12. The highs and lows, or just lows of internet searches
14. Good news and a birthday party
17. In the kitchen with Annie part 2
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
—Sidney Jeanne Seward
A few extras just for fun:
My favorite DIY: The doggie shower
“Little Timmy fell down the well!”
Annie’s long, long beautiful tail
music: Feeling Good performed by We McDonald