Featured My Mutt... "Jackie Brown"
Almost a year ago, my husband and I attended the Bay Area Pet Fair. With a big, black Great Dane and a humble senior dog of 15 at home, we were going more to support our local shelters and rescues and see the fun festivities than to adopt a new dog. We walked the entire fair from beginning to end, taking in all the great dogs, cats and critters. After several hours, we were on our way out when we both literally stopped in our tracks at the same time. We looked at each other and realized we were looking at the same two dogs tucked away in the very back of the fair in a small enclosed area behind another larger booth. Peeping out of a large plastic bed/carrier were two sisters that looked like a tan/white and black/white versions of little dingoes. We were immediately drawn to them. We went inside to meet them and spend time getting to know these two dogs. We left the fair and could not stop thinking about them so we contacted the Lake County rescue group and arranged to meet them the following weekend.
In the interim, one of the sisters had been adopted as a result of the Pet Fair, but we were reunited with the remaining sister - then named “Queenie.” Shy, timid and almost feral, she had been rescued from under a trailer in Texas with minimal human contact. She and her other two littermates were slated to be euthanized due to their feral behavior. Luckily they were rescued! We drove the long haul back to San Francisco with our new pup. We named her “Jackie Brown” after the feisty heroine played by Pam Grier. Every day she becomes more confident, savvy and adventurous, just like Jackie Brown!
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