Monday, June 28, 2010

I Heart Faces-Pets

The challenge over at I Heart Faces this week is Pets. Well I have enough of them! I feel bad leaving the others out but I can only choose one...so I chose my sweet brown-eyed girl, Wrinkles.
Here's a little bit of her story.  I bought her when she was about a year and a half.  I really wanted a Shar-Pei and was looking for one in the paper one day when I saw an ad that said "Wrinkles needs a new owner, her's went to jail".  Serious.  I still have it.  So I drove up to Idaho Falls to get her.  I found out the man who owned her abused her.  He beat the crap out of her and I'm assuming, threw her across linoleum floors from the way she acts to any slick surface.  I got her in June and she still had pink spray paint in her tail from her owner spray painting her from Halloween!  I tell you what, I pray there is a special place in Hell for people who abuse children and animals.  The man's wife was taking care of her since he was in jail and their little girls just loved her.   I fell in love with her and bought her.  She's been the best dog.  She was terribly scared of men, especially if they had dark hair or a hat on for a long time, but she's over that now.  Josh and my dad helped her get over that since they both have/had dark hair and Josh wears hats.  She's so sweet. I can't believe she's 10 years old. I can't imagine my life without her.  We call her "Mama" a lot.  We nicknamed her that after she had a litter of 7 puppies about 7 years ago, that's a hell I never want to relive again!  I love her squishy jowls and purple tongue.  I love watching her ears perk up and twitch when she hears a noise outside or on TV.  I love the sounds she makes when she's chasing things in her dreams.  She loves my parents more than she does me sometimes and my dad is her absolute favorite person.  She gets SO excited when she sees him!  She LOVES to be outside during the day now that it's warm. When she lies down she usually crosses her paws like a lady and I'm glad I captured a picture of her doing that. Here's my girl...



10 comments:

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

Love this shot. She looks so content to be with you. Her home is happy now! Yay! <3
(Don't mind the delete! I should spell check before posting. ;P )

Tori said...

What an absolutely stunning image!

Darien said...

LOVE this photo. The composition is perfect, love the conversion & your little doggie looks like such a sweetheart.

Karin said...

Aww...that is a sad story with a happy ending. We have a dog who was abused, too.

Great shot of your sweet dog!!

Cathy said...

She is so prim and proper with her legs crossed! Nice capture!

ZZ said...

OMG - i have never seen a Shar-Pei with this much hair - at first i didn't even thing she was one. She is ADORABLE and i CANNOT believe your story - that is insane! Thank God for nice people like you - not everyone would take on the responsibility to take care of a dog that's been abused! Your picture is absolutely GREAT too btw :)

Tami said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your photo of Wrinkles is fabulous, with such wonderful lighting! And of course, i like your dal, too, as i am partial ;)

Penelope said...

What a sad story! I'm glad you were able to get him. To think of what he must have gone through....

Cute picture, though! He's a cute dog!

Rick and Angelia said...

Awww, super cute picture! Even better story. I love pets!