Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Five years ago, I met this little girl for the first time.DSC_0010.JPGAbandoned.

Such a sad, frightened face.

She had been picked up as a stray in southwest Virginia.  Luckily, she was taken by a kind soul to a veterinarian who spayed her and generally checked out her health.  Because of the dedication of a network of rescue folks, she made her way in a few weeks to a small rescue group that mostly handles terriers in Virginia’s Northern Neck.  I saw her on Petfinder when I was searching for a dog.

I took a leap and adopted her on March 5, 2009.

I named her Emma P. Buttercup.

She is something I have been thankful for every day since.

She had some issues, I’m pretty sure she was abused, but five years later, she’s a different girl than the sad one you see above.  She is my shadow.


Here’s how she looks today.  See her smiling?

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I love my dog.

Abandoned no more.

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

      1. I have a house full of rescues myself, and volunteer with a group that helps the feral colonies with TNR and care in my area. Animal rescue is soooo important. Check out my blog for rescue stories if you care to.


  1. i just love emma to death from afar…..i miss my toby so much and one day soon i will get another furry baby or two to love.


    1. ❤️❤️❤️ to you, my dear. The very right one will drop into your lap at the very right moment. In the meantime, come visit EPB anytime, we’d love to have you.


  2. I can’t even comment; I am so emotional about your Emma P. Buttercup story. I have to start carrying a tissue before I read your blog! She is beautiful!


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