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Sunday, September 20, 2009


the newest member of the Rachel ♥s Food team:


Scott and I decided last week that it was time to open our home to a new puppy. We found her on the website for Red Dog Farm, a rescue facility here in Greensboro. We applied Thursday, spoke to the director that night and picked her up on Saturday.

Shelby’s story is sad – she and her litter mates were found wandering near the road after their mother was hit by a car and killed. Luckily someone out there was nice enough to pick them up and take them to the adoption facility! All seven of the puppies were eventually adopted, but Shelby was returned because the owner’s older dog did not get along with her. I’m sorry the previous owner had to give her up, but happy at the same time because we got her!

So far she is adjusting well. Shelby was very shy at first but really opened up today. She is very smart – she learned how to sit very quickly and is trying hard to let us know when she wants to go outside. We’re still working on housetraining, but for the most part she has it.

And of course, since this is a food blog after all, Shelby enjoys Purina One Puppy and an occasional Milkbone or Snausage.


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Alyssa said...

Congratulations!! Don't you just love pups!!!

I'm making the steak salad again tonight.. haha.. that's three in the last week..!

Ysabel said...

Yay congrats!! What a sweet puppy! Our little one goes absolutely bonkers for rice, plain boiled chicken or hard boiled egg (but only as an occasional special treat especially on the egg because too much makes her, um...runny).

Joanne said...

Adorable. Congratulations! Give Shelby a hug and kisses for me.

Rachel said...

Thanks! We love her!

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