Yesterday’s thoughts but today’s blog

  • Posted: May 22, 2011 
  • by Karen Ragusa   -  
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We’ve had a couple of good weeks for the dogs.

Adoptions at petco/Roswell and Mall of GA went particularly well and I am elated to tell you the rest of the story…

Two of the five pibble babies that came off of the drug dealer’s property almost three weeks ago are here with me; I am blessed and privileged to be fostering Barbie Dog and Prescotte.

They are sooo very dear….Beautiful, sweet and playful.

And terribly afraid.

Barbie Dog reacts badly to ANY sudden, harsh, loud or otherwise irregular movement or sound.

She is always on guard to protect herself from an impending attack; even though none is present in her life anymore.

Prescotte, on the other hand has shown almost no signs of fear while visiting him at the Suwanee Animal Hospital or since removing him yesterday morning to take him to adoptions.

UNTIL… one person walked up at adoptions late in the afternoon and Debbie and I noticed him standing and shaking; finally shaking so violently I thought he was suffering a seizure.

I ran to him and pulled him from the crate (all 55 lbs of him) and cradled him in my arms like a baby and he calmed down.

All of this evidently was a result of him remembering his awful past and of the perpetrator of that evil; the man who walked up must have looked something like the man who hurt him so terribly.

I am sitting here now so thankful that he and Barbie Dog along with Baby G and Jewel and Maximus (other lab/retriever mixed breed dogs with damaged souls that came out of Murray and Floyd County animal controls) are frolicking around the back yard playing like little children who have not a care in the world.

They are smiling with those big cheeks as only they can, and loving this beautiful morning.

As I hope you are too.

Psa 118: 19-29 (NIV)

“Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.

I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;

the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”



Written by Karen Ragusa

Karen has gracefully run this organization and watched it grow since 2008. She's seen it all over the years and loves to write about her adventures!

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