This is Weetzie.
I found her at a kill shelter; it was to have been her last day.
After seeing her crouched in her cage, I promised her that I would take her home.
I had to leave her for a few minutes to fill out the paperwork, but I kept my promise and went back to the cage.
When I reached for her, she growled at me.
I'll always be glad that I didn't let that change my mind.
The attendant lifted her into my arms and I took her home, wrapped in a little blanket. I bathed her and wrapped her in a towel and sat with her for a while in the rocking chair.
She is a loving member of our family and we can't imagine not having her with us.
She still growls when she is picked up and when she first wakes up in the morning.
We have had so many laughs with her, because those growls are so at odds with her loving nature and sweet personality.
I guess I am asking you to give these abandoned shelter dogs a chance.
Scary things have happened to them, and sometimes they just need a little peace and quiet to show you who they are.