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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Sydney... my miracle puppy!

Sydney is mine all mine!!!

Sydney was found by a good Samaritan on July 16, 2008 on the side of a road along with her sibling in Atlanta. She was in horrible condition -- covered in flies, fly eggs, fly bites and had sores on her body. (If you look closely, you can see a few spots that are still in the midst of healing or that the fur hasn't come back yet.) There was evidence that her tail had been rubber banded and it was nearly necrotic. Meaning the tissue was nearly dead. She weighed only 1.4 pounds. Fortunately, the good Samaritan took her to a wonderful vet that pulled her through, but sadly her little sibling didn't make it. The vet estimated her birthday to be June 27th, which means she was only 3 weeks old when she was tossed away. That's unimaginable to me. What's even more unimaginable is that it very well could have been a "bad" breeder who discarded Sydney and her sibling in such a heartless manner. It breaks my heart that animals are treated so terribly. It breaks my heart that her little sibling was lost forever. But, I rejoice that ESRA, the English Springer Rescue of America organization was contacted on Sydney's behalf and she soon came under their care and was placed into a loving foster home. Through volunteer members' compassionate efforts and commitments of help and assistance ESRA has successfully placed thousands of Springers in loving homes.

I applied for consideration to adopt Sydney. I'm thrilled to say she became mine! My pilot and I were approved to be her forever home. This past Saturday we round tripped it to Atlanta to pick her up and bring her here to her new home.

She is amazing! She is happy! Her spirit is strong! Her will is incredible! For those things I already love and respect her. And, she is only an 8 1/2 week old puppy.

I know without a doubt, that God chose her to be mine. Needless to say, there will be many more photos posted of her as time goes on.


Gigi said...

HA!! Jeanne - Sydney is BE-autiful ;) I think each of you are blessed and I know time will bear that out. And guess what? The day she was found by that kind birthday! So that's makes her special to me too! Give her a kiss and big squeezie cuddle from Gigi!

Little Zoe said...

What a wonderful thing you've done! Sydney is a lucky girl -- and I know you'll love watching her grow up.

Thanks for sharing your story! I saw your blog info on BEA and love reading it. :)


Anonymous said...

Gigi, kiss and squeezie delivered!! So, the day Sydney was found is your birthday? Wow! How cool is that. It makes her just that much more special to me. Hugs to you and your hubby!!

Anonymous said...


Seriously, I believe God pulled some strings and gave me favor for Sydney to become mine. Many had inquired, but our situation was just the right one for her. She's been a joy to watch this past week and I'll be posting some pictures soon.

You're so welcome... I'm loving that you're enjoying my little project.


CAR said...

Yay...I can comment on your blog now!!

Sydney is absolutely adorable, and I love all the pictures you have posted on the blog! I can't wait to go through and see all the slide shows, too!