The good news is, I've been told (when I was in preschool) that March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Right now in Chicago it is definitely a lion. I went out to dinner with my parents today. On our way there and back, we saw several car accidents, caused by cars sliding on the snow! It has not really gotten cold enough all winter for any snow to melt, so instead, the snow has frozen, and we can walk on top of it. It is somewhat amusing to watch my dogs walking on top of the snow... but every few minutes they sink!
|In like a lion, and out like a lamb. Or they might just hang out together.|
Today I worked at my volunteer job at the pet rescue organization. I took care of a sweet little chocolate chihuahua named Seahawk! He is the sweetest little guy. He spent most of the time cuddling in my arms. Seahawk's story is kind of disturbing. A pet store in a Chicago suburb was forced to close down. People had been protesting the store for years, because of the fact that it gets puppies from puppy mills. But it turns out that they were also running a secret puppy mill in the back rooms of the stores. Investigators found more than forty adult dogs living in cages that were stacked up four cages high. The dogs rarely got human interaction and never got to go outside or play or do regular dog things. They were used specifically for breeding. When the store closed, my organization rescued many of the dogs. Seahawk was one of them.
He is a little shy when you first meet him, because he's still getting used to interacting with people. And sometimes he is a little grouchy with other dogs, since he's still getting used to interacting with them too. (He lived in the store with tons of other dogs, but since he was in his cage all the time he never really got to know them.) He has to learn how to be a dog, and he's just starting to do things like play with toys. You have to look at his sweet face, though! OMG!
Seahawk is two years old, but still working on potty training because, like I said, he spent the first two years of his life never going outside for any reason, let alone to go potty. He is a lovely dog, and would be great dog for someone out there. His ideal home will not include young children, because he is very small and shy, and little kids can be unpredictable. It would be cool for him to have another dog to help him continue learning dog things... but he'd probably be happy as an only-dog as well! If you live in the Chicago area and want to meet Seahawk, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-582-3738.
Okay. Now that my public service announcement is over, I'm going to go watch some TV with my little dog Lily. Peace!