Hello, my name is Rosie! Before being rescued by the CRT in March of 2013, I really didn’t have such a happy life. You see, for the first 3 years of my life I had an owner who really just wanted me for breeding, and when he got enough puppies from me, he sold me to a lady in a store who felt sorry for me. She thought I was pregnant and that she would be able to make her money back from my puppies. Well, as it turns out, I wasn’t pregnant, just a bit on the hefty side. After living with the lady for about five months, she just couldn’t afford to take care of me anymore and surrendered me to the CRT where I met my foster mom. I really loved my foster mom! She was so patient and kind with me and made me feel wanted and loved. She worked really hard to help me understand that there are humans out there that who actually care about and love animals and don’t just use them for their own self-gain. She also took me on walks every day, and soon I was shedding all those extra pounds! After all her hard work, I was adopted by new parents and was very excited about starting my new life! Unfortunately, my new mom and dad didn’t have a lot of “dog” experience. It’s not that they were mean to me, they just didn’t give me a lot of attention, and I spent most of my time just lying in my bed. I didn’t get to meet many people or go out on the walks I had enjoyed so much with my foster mom. One thing I did have plenty of was food, which only made me put back on all the extra weight that my foster mom had worked so hard to help me to lose. I was really sad there, and my foster mom knew that, and came back to rescue me! I was so very happy to back with her again…
Then in January of this year, my foster mom told me that there was another home that was very interested in adopting me (well, I am pretty cute, ya’ know!). I was a bit leery and didn’t really think there would be anyone else out there who would love me and take care of me the she did – my foster mom understood my apprehension so she took me along on the home visit just to make sure I approved. When we walked in I was quite surprised to see four other Chi’s barking and running around. I wasn’t too sure what to make of all them (and they weren’t too sure what to make of me), or if they would accept me into their pact, but when I met the “mommies” of the house, I knew right that they were kind and would love me and take very good care of me (oh yeah, I won them over instantly!) I overheard them talking about one of their beloved four legged family members named Huey who had passed away just before Christmas. They obviously missed him very much and said they really didn’t think at first that they would be able to get another Chi, but felt that there just seemed to be a “missing link” since Huey had passed. I really had a good feeling about them and decided to give it try and I am so very glad I did!! I officially moved into my forever home on January 25th, 2014. It really didn’t take me long at all to fit in – actually, even on my very first day, I wasn’t anxious about my new brothers and sister, and within the first week, we were playing and sleeping together! And even though I haven’t been able to go on a lot of outdoor walks yet because of this winter being so darn cold, my new mommies have been doing “fun” indoor exercises, so I have been able to keep my “girly” figure. I had my first vet appointment on 2/18, and the doc said I looked really good and was such a “sweet girl”! Outside of cuddling and playing with my new siblings and “sun bathing” in the house (boy, I can’t wait until this weather warms up so I can get out into that yard to do some serious sun bathing), my absolute favorite thing is getting tons of belly rubs and back scratches from my mommies! Oh yeah, I can’t forget to share with you what my mommies favorite thing is…waking them up every morning with lots and lots of kisses and nose nibbling! They can’t help but laugh when I do it, and say it is the absolute BEST way to wake up morning! My new mommies tell me every day how much they love me and how very, very happy they are that I am a part of the family!!
Thank you so much CRT!!! I will be forever grateful to you for rescuing me, and giving me a second… well actually, third chance for a happy life! Above all, I really want to thank my incredible foster mom, Amy, for all of your hard work, love, and commitment. If it weren’t for you, I would not have become the calm-assertive happy Chi that I am today! You will always hold a special place in my heart…Thank you!