We have two lovely updates for you this week for Sunday Alum Day. Check out Edith story. She was one of our originals. And a super cute photo of Blue with a quick update. Both are doing great!
This is Edith. She was one of the originals, a foster with founder Beth Cochran way back when. From her mom, Sue, "We believe she is now 14 years old. Edith was a true feral huntress found running loose in Tennessee. When outside, there was no controlling her. Not one, no-pulling apparatus ever worked, ever. Edith still, will pull to this day, if allowed. She was terrified of everything, everyone and hated loud noises. She was around 1 1/2-2 yrs old with at least a litter of puppies under her belt.
David and I realized quickly that Edith was not going to be your typical pet material, and after making a few strides with her, my husband decided to my dismay, that we should keep her.
I used to keep an upholstery needle and a spool of thread in my car because she would silently chew through my seatbelts. I had to replace the visor, two head rests, the steering wheel and the back of one seat. To be fair it was a 20 year old car, but still. I’m embarrassed to say, had not discovered putting a kennel in the car and putting the dog in it. She has howled and cried her way to every hike for years.
Edith has taken a leap off one cliff and fallen off another. She has ruptured both of her Achilles at separate times. She is still hiking and did a thirteen miler last Sunday.
Edith started “slowing” down last year.
Not knowing these dogs stories, to me, is an opportunity to realize there is no point contemplating on what had happened to them 'before', but what we can do to make their lives better going forward, no matter how long it takes.
Our Edith goes way back as far as alumni and in my opinion, should have an award as one of the craziest pointer ever."
Blue, our 2020 alum, formerly Albert, is no longer the skinny, malnourished pup he was when he arrived in rescue. He came to rescue as a stray in MS that was heartworm positive and soooo skinny. We’re so thankful his mom Missy has put some pounds on him... and that she shared this adorable photo with us!