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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Apple is in danger and needs help today!

Apple (A1168206, 4 years old, long-fuzzy hair on a short staffie body) is delectable and utterly wonderful. I've been watching her for two months now -- a momma who came into the shelter with 7 puppies. Initially protective, she was never aggressive but nursed her brood (that looked nothing like her at all) for a month without incident. There was one black pipsqueak, a 1/4 size runt, that caused concern and was sent to foster -- but died unexpectedly 2 days later, bringing tears to the eyes of the Animal Control Officer who had loved her for such a short time, who allowed her to sleep in the pocket of his shirt in order to keep her close -- this little thing having won his heart.

Apple is alone now -- facing the fate of too many momma dogs once their puppies are adopted. This girl and I have been for many walks together; met total strangers at the main shelter to whom she offered her soft and luscious kisses; passed far too many new dogs coming in and far too few going out.

We took Apple to our mobile last weekend. She was loving and sweet with everyone she met -- except one bigger alpha female. Today I got word that, upon meeting little dogs, she wanted to NUZZLE THEM -- like the puppies that she nursed for weeks. Apple is learning to accept larger dogs and has now been kenneled with one. It took her a few moments to get used to being sniffed -- but she has been fine since then. Those of you who know me understand that I am beyond cautious in my recommendations. I believe in Apple -- I want to see this dog bring happiness to whoever saves her life. SHe is mellow and sweet. Someone suggested that she be a therapy dog -- could absolutely see that.

When I received word today that her time was critical, I panicked. I can't look at this face without smiling; without remembering her jumping up to greet me in complete abandon and delight; without remembering how it feels to put my arms around her thick neck and very wide middle (she must have gained 10 pounds while at the shelter!!!). Apple's portrait brightens up this page as I type. She brought life into this world. Apple needs someone to give her the gift of life now. If you can help, please contact South L.A. immediately at (213) 485-0117 or -0119. And I beg you to let me know that you have succumbed to her charms.

With sincerest thanks, Andrea (& Mindy) ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Please contact me asap if you can help this lovely girl. Andrea (323) 363-4909

She is at the South L.A. shelter and would love to meet you -- 3612 11th Ave. L.A. 90018 (213) 485-0117 or -0119.

see Apple in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbpPSNcZmyk


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