Monday, January 13, 2014

We need your help!

Hi everyone!  I sure do hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with activity and lots of noms! 
 
No worries, Amelia is still here, just didn't want to take part in the picture taking.
 
I had a very interesting weekend!  We went and added another foster pooch to our pack!  However, she doesn’t have a name yet.  The momma and dad have narrowed it down to 5 names, but we need your help deciding!  Before I tell you the names, let me tell you a bit about our new girl –referred to as momma below. 
 
Our new lady
 
It all started one cold and blistery day in Tennessee around Christmas time.  A man showed up at our rescue volunteer/foster’s house with 3 adorable pitty puppies.  He asked her to take them in because the others had frozen to death.  Of course, Miss Tam asked about the momma –to which he replied that she was fine.  Miss Tam’s hubby, Jay, kept trying to find the place the man lived so he could make sure the momma was okay.  He finally found the man’s property and along with the momma, there were 3 other pitties.  All chained up with no shelter, no food and no water.  It was below 15 degrees and Tennessee had received 4 inches of snow.  Mr. Jay asked the man to please surrender the dogs.  He agreed to let one of the males go, so Mr. Jay took him home.  He posted videos of the sweet pitties that were left there and the momma said that we would take in another foster if it meant he could save these dogs.  After a restless night, Mr. Jay went back and begged the man to surrender the other 3.  He finally agreed and Mr. Jay took momma, her daughter and another male home.
 

Momma went to the vet and had a full work up.  Miss Tam said she was a real sweetheart.  She was too thin to be fixed, but knowing Miss Tam and Mr. Jay had their hands full with their numerous rescue dogs and puppies, the momma said “Send her up and we’ll get her nice and fat!”  So, up she came!
 
 
Momma is very thin.  She has frost bite on both of her ears and the tip of her nose.  There are BB pellets under her skin and her neck is healing from an embedded chain.  We're glad to have an extra fleece lined Siruis Republic collar to help keep her neck comfortable.  But, boy… is she happy.  She is the sweetest, most loving girl.  She came to New York on Saturday and spent the morning with the momma and Amelia at the adoption clinic.  She has such a calm manner about her, do you believe she helped Amelia relax at the adoption clinic?  Amelia usually gets very anxious, she whines and snips with other dogs sometimes… the complete opposite of her loving nature at home.  But, with the momma holding both girls… Amelia just sat there nicely, and would even lie down here and there. 


To say we’re smitten with our new girl would be an understatement.  We can’t wait to pack some weight on her and watch her grow. 
 
 
So, won’t you help us with a name?  Here are the options, please leave a comment with your favorite!

Mayzie
Sansa
Emmie Lou
Peaches
Gemma

31 comments:

  1. We think this new girl is a real Gem and you should name her Gemma! How wonderful that those people kept going back and finally rescued her from that awful place.

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  2. I think Emmie Lou fits this girl to the T

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  3. Wowza! We just can't BELIEVE how much her story is like mine! All the way to Mr. Jay not giving up and going back for her. Well, of course, I would just be so super honored and tickled pink if she ended up with my name. But no matter what her name is, she's one lucky doggie and her life is gonna be a whole lot better from here on out.

    Thank you, thank you for taking her in and thank you, thank you to Mr. Jay for not giving up!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  4. I am so thankful there are people like Miss Tam and Mr Jay looking out for the well being of pups in unfortunate situations. They could have been content with just taking those puppies, but they searched and saved the lives of 4 more dogs. So amazing! I am in love with your new girl and agree with the comments above, Gemma is my pick!

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  5. I am in love with her ears! I think Gemma would be a pretty name.

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  6. I ham votin fur Mayzie my pal….is describing her sweet naychure….

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  7. Yep! As I was reading the story it reminded me of Mayzie's story (and my Ruby's as well) Gotta vote for Mayzie!!

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  8. I just read Mayzie's blogpost for today. IT'S HER GOTCHA DAY!! I think it's an omen ;-) More votes for Mayzie!!

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  9. You guys are awesome! Another vote for Gemma....

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  10. We all like names that are not so common which is why Gemma or Sansa would be our choice.
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

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  11. Oh, Momma's story breaks our hearts! Out in that cold, and with BB pellets in her, and her a new momma?! Oh, it's not right!!

    For names, we vote for PEACHES! That's because my momma always says "I'm just peachy!" whenever anyone asks how she is. From the way you describe MommaDog, that sounds like her attitude too! Never let anything get you down, sweet girl!

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  12. Gemma for sure. What a beautiful girl. A very sad story, but hopefully a happy ending once she finds her furever home (or not... Corbin, are you determined to surround yourself with lovely ladies?).

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  13. OoH Corbin!!

    We LUVS all da names on da list but our pick is Gemma!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  14. From the VOTE so Far... it looks like GEMMA is going to be the winner... AND she IS a WINNER.

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  15. Her name is Gemma. Her eyes said so ;-)

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  16. Gotta go with Mayzie - what better name than to be named after Mayzie the Magnificent?

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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  17. I don't know....they all seem like such "soft sweet " names and she looks like she is going to have some personality like when she finds her feet she will be a strong independent lady. She will no doubt tell you what her name is eventually :)

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  18. GEMma of khourse -

    A GEM
    A MA

    GEMMA ;-)

    Hugz&Khysses
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: She's beaWOOtiful! Khysses to your humans fur being SO pawesome!

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  19. I love all the names and love your whole family even more for leaping into her life!

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  20. You definitely look like a Gemma to us! What beautiful eyes you have!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  21. Oh we think Peaches. Nothing sweeter than a lovely summer Peach (and it's summer here in Oz!). Good luck to this little sweetheart.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  22. Mazie would fit her PERFECTLY! She is very pretty, Corbin you always have an open heart for those special pups! Have fun with your new foster sis Corbin!

    -Olivia and Tinka

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  23. You are awesome for taking her in and helping her out... I really like the name Emmie Lou but Gemma is pretty cute too! I just know the Corbin and Amelia will help her heal and find her forever home.

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  24. I'm voting for Peaches, cuz she looks like the sweetest peach!

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  25. She reminds me so much of our Lilly Love Bug and her story before she came to us almost 9 years ago. (Wow, seems like yesterday...) Her eyes tell her story and her hope for more. She's an Emmie Lou Who for sure!

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