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One of my all-time favorite pastimes is to meander Marshall Mesa Trail in Boulder. We recently took an evening stroll and I just so happened to bring along my camera. I rarely do for casual hikes with the dogs. But this was a fortuitous moment because I don’t ever remember seeing the yuccas in such magnificent display. It really took my breath away and I was irresistibly drawn to the pale pink and cream rosettes every step of the way. The evening light was ideal. And look at my gorgeous dogs! This last one of Finnegan makes me smile inside and out. He is such a strapping lad. Reminiscing back to his baby months I dug up this post and can barely believe he was ever that little. His ears are so strong while India’s give the impression that she’s about to take flight. Both of these sweet pups are cattle dog rescues and make my heart sing (mostly!). I am so happy to have images of this magical evening.
Meet India, the newest Mountjoy addition. You’ve seen her before. She came to me as a foster from Texas and went home with a family that hoped she would be a perfect fit. But with a 1 1/2 year old and a three year old a puppy is enough to push anyone right over the edge. They found it was just too much. I’ll admit I was NOT disappointed to get that call and said they could drop her off immediately. I had released her to the universe and she had come back. India was meant to be mine. Not that we haven’t had our moments. She is still not potty trained completely. Which I don’t need to tell you is really annoying. When left to her own devices she eats socks and throws them back up in them morning, she chews on the baseboards, she jumps up on the back of you so you can’t push her off, she trampled my garden when we were in Charleston, several times she has trotted across the street in front of traffic to meet a dog walking by, she still won’t jump into the Jeep. However, she snuggles right into your neck and makes little grunting sounds. She loves everyone, every dog and every thing she meets. She does wonderfully in her crate and doesn’t bark when we leave her in the car for errands. She and Finn are best buds. She lays right at my side almost all the time I am on this dumb computer. She is my best girl and I am happy to say I am now finally a “failed fosterer” – this term is used very affectionately among the rescue team as they know it is just a matter of time. And my time has come. I can’ wait for you to meet her.
Sue opened the back of her Suburu with several puppies that had just been flown in from Texas to be fostered here with New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. I instantly pointed at the small one on the right with a shorter softer snout and warm brown eyes. I fell in love with that girl in a red-hot second. India is the most affectionate snuggle bunny of a puppy I’ve yet to meet. My heart screamed out, “I WANT TO KEEP HER!!!!!” But the next morning I woke up with the Sentes Family on my heart. I had a feeling in my gut that I had just met their perfect puppy. So I texted Julia. Next thing I know, Rand was on my doorstep to meet her. Later that day the whole family came. By the end of the week the adoption paperwork had been filled out and the home check done. Julia texted me to say when she saw India she felt she had met her soul mate. India is going to grow up with Bella and Ayla, so adored and so well taken care of. It is the fairy tale ending we hope for every cattle dog that gets taken into New Hope foster care. I will admit that tears are running down my face as I write this. People ask me how I can love these pups so much but then let them go. I foster puppies in tribute to my first cattle dog, Obadiah. I would be a different person in a different place if not for him. I hope to connect as many people as I can with their own canine soul mate, making the world a more intimate and joyful place. Every puppy I let go is another I can save. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a cattle dog, please contact me or hop onto the New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue website for details.