I knew I couldn't keep this puppy if we couldn't find her a home. But look at that face...and she was so sweet. I know that Pit Bulls can be very loving and devoted dogs. I also knew that if she was mine, she would be laid back and sweet as it if how they are treated that mainly matters, but my three Scotties could not even think about adding another dog to their home. And Chris kept saying "nope, nope, nope." But once again...LOOK AT THAT FACE. She was house broken, she slept all night long, she adored me, and did I say she was absolutely the sweetest puppy I've seen. But I could not keep her no owner came around looking for her. I did NOT want to take her to the shelter as in Franklin County Pit Bull are not adopted out. I was almost in tears as I could no keep her and when she tried to nurse Fiona & Fiona did the double take and growl, I just knew I couldn't have this lovable puppy. So I went to the Internet and found a Pit Bull rescue group here in Columbus. I sat with tears in my eyes and wrote to them pleading for help. I'm not kidding you, but they called me 15 minutes later offering to help. At first they said I had to take her to the shelter, but one of their rescue group would get her IF she was pure Pit Bull. I had a sad heart and kissed her before I went to bed. The next morning, the rescue group called again and said they had a foster home for her. I was jumping with joy. That evening Nicole the foster Mom came to pick up the Princess Puppy. She said she was pure breed and probably only 7 weeks old...and this made me smile...probably would find a good home in a week. I was sad to see her go, but oh...I know I could not keep her. I've done rescue in the past with Scotties and know that a Rescue group is very picky about the type of homes they place a rescue in. So I felt my puppy girl would not only find a good safe home, but one that would love and nurture her. If you are interested in helping out this wonderful group of rescue workers please go here to Measle's Animal Haven Pit Bull Rescue and give a donation. One more thing about Pit Bulls, and I could write so much here, but maybe later...that same evening that Nicole came to pick up Princess Puppy, Franklin County Sheriff went into a home looking for drug sellers to find a Pit Bull breeding house. There were over 14 Pit Bulls in the basement of this house caged up and used for breeding. One Mother had just had a litter of puppies. All the dogs were taken to the shelter and probably all would be destroyed. I still am choked up thinking of those dogs living their lives in a dirty filthy basement so some jerk could make money off of them for fighting. We have laws against animal cruelty in our county, but nothing could even match the horror and pain these dogs were put through. Yes, this is the exact same day that Princess was rescued. I still can barely write without tears choking my throat. Enough...I can't write more.
Okay, now to beads and hopefully the tears will dry on my cheeks so I can tell you about Beading for a Cure 2011. First off, here is the kit for 2011. I need to use at least ONE of each bead in the upcoming project. These are from WhimBeads. We purchase the kit.
We are allowed to add ONE bead type to the kit along with sequins and anything else that is not considered a bead. Artbeads.com was wonderful and donated these lovely rivolis and the center pendent (I'll have to find that link later) for me to use in my doll.
And here is the doll form that I made. It is going to be called Mother's Love. The "baby" is going to be wrapped in a white fur to counter the crystals and sequins on the Mother's body. I've already begun beading and have painted the Mother's face.
Stay tuned for more work on this project.
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