Everyone ... I'd like you to meet Scout.
Scout is currently in foster care with Heidi's Legacy, which happens to be the very same rescue organization to which I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude, as they are the ones who pulled Phoebe (then called Gissel) out of a Miami shelter, got her into a foster home, and then allowed me to adopt her.
Adorable little Scout was, herself, left at a kill shelter and, having been labeled a "possible fear biter," it was doubtful that she would make it out. However, Scout's foster family saw her, and offered to help her through her issues, whatever they might be, and so she was able to be saved. Once out of the shelter, though, it was determined that one of Scout's little legs was broken, and was obviously causing her intense pain, which was undoubtedly what was causing the alleged "fear biting" problems. Scout has now had surgery, and it is reported that despite the pain she is still in as she recovers, she is a very sweet little dog who hopefully will make some lucky person or family very happy once she is recovered enough to be adopted. Scout's orthopedic surgery and follow up care will total close to $1,000 at the present estimate and that, my friends, is where you come in.
A link to Scout's Chip In page is HERE and as of this writing, Scout is still about $700 short of her goal of $1,000. I know how great the blogging community is about getting the word out about animals in need, and it would mean a lot to me if you would all spread the word about Scout. I know it's the holidays, I know that money is tight for many of you, and frankly, it's rather difficult for me to put this out there. Asking for help is, actually, not something I'm particularly good at. But although I'll probably never meet Scout in person, her plight nonetheless feels very personal to me because she is being fostered by the very same organization whose selfless work on behalf of animals in need made it possible for Phoebe to be rescued, and for me to adopt her, Phoebe who is lying next to me on the couch as I write this, lying, actually, on top of Tucker who is lying next to me, as she does almost every night, and every now and then when I reach down to cup my hand over the small, warm dome of her head, her little tail switches back and forth in response, even in her sleep.
This peaceful, happy scene of love and contentment would not have been possible without Heidi's Legacy. Because of this wonderful organization, Phoebe's life, and mine, and Tucker's, were forever changed for the better. And now, because of them, little Scout has gotten the surgery she needed, and is receiving the loving care of her foster family as she recovers. And maybe some day very soon, she'll be adopted by a family who will love her every bit as much as I love Phoebe. This is important work that this organization is doing. Lifechanging. Indeed lifesaving, for the many animals they have stood in the gap for since the organization was founded in 2002. Please consider giving whatever you can spare to further their cause and help little Scout, and please pass the word along on your own blogs and Facebook pages. Let's get Scout her Christmas miracle.
Tucker, Olivia, Tanner, Phoebe, Finn, and The MP