Ok trying this again. I used photobucket, but it took nearly an hour to upload 8 photos. Typed a reply and tried to add the slideshow link and it crashed.
Let's see if this works now.
Rat/Toy Fox Terrier - "Lady" - Rescued from a Puppy Mill, went from there to the Shelter. We adopted her from the Shelter. She had never even been on grass, played in the snow, nothing. Was locked in a cage 24/7 to do nothing but breed. She wasn't very friendly, hid alot, cowered in corners, never held her up. Took nearly 2 months, but she finally warmed up to us. We've had her nearly 6 years.
Chihuahua/Unknown Mix - "Missy" - Adopted her from the City Pound. Employees said it was obvious she had been on her own for awhile when they found her wandering near a highway. She was emaciated, hair was matted, flea infested, and very timid and skittish. She was on the list to be euth'd the next day because of her condition and her lack of interest when people tried to get her attention. We saw great potential in her and hoped she would be happy with us. She's been with us for about 3 years and she's Daddy's Little Girl.
Shi Tzu/Pomeranian - "Rhemy" - A family friend actually gave us a Pom, Jazzy. It was an unexpected gift, but we couldn't turn her away. Two weeks later we woke up one morning to find Jazzy nesting under our bed, giving birth to a pup. No one even knew she was pregnant! She delivered two, one of which passed before I could get it away from her. Rhemy was the survivor. We had intended to keep both, but Jazzy became very territorial and started fighting and biting with Lady and Missy. We just couldn't control her at all, so we re-homed Jazzy, who I still get to see to this day! Rhemy is my baby girl....she loves to lay on my desk in front of my chest while I type. She's here now.
She turned 1 year old the week of Halloween '07.
Lab/Pit Bull Mix - "Eli" - Please see the post in Rescues, lab/pit x in midwest, regarding Eli and my situation. Eli was born to a former neighbor. We played with him often when he lived there. The neighbor was military and was being relocated and deployed, so they had planned to take Eli to the pound. We couldn't let that happen, so we took him. He's about 9 months old now. He's one of the greatest loves of my life! A very special guy with personality. He adores me as much as I adore him.
So that's my canine family and their brief stories. Hope that link works!