Sometimes doing dog rescue can be really, really hard….soul crushing even. Then something like this is delivered into my inbox and I get the warm and fuzzies and renewed inspiration to keep going. A little bit of history; Truffles wandered into a yard of a DRAW volunteer and in her area Pit Bulls have no chance to get out of the shelter. She ended up at my house and was a total joy while she was here.
Truffles went to a wonderful couple who just sent this update!
Michael, Truffles and I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas. As we round into our 6th month with Truffles, I thought you’d enjoy a little status update (reprintable for the website, if you’d like).
When Truffles joined our family in June 2010, she was shy and quiet. Having spent several months between being homeless, a shelter dog, and a foster dog, we weren’t surprised that she spent most of her time watching us trying to figure out the answer to the question “what next?” Since then, she’s really come out of her shell – she loves to be a dog “about town” – whether it is going for walks, or meeting people and other dogs. She’s attended Good Dog 101 to reinforce some basic commands and we’re hoping to continue working on the training in the upcoming year as we work towards Canine Good Citizen.
At first, she wasn’t sure about going for rides in the car, but she’s become a real princess – so much so that at times she’d rather go for a ride than a walk. She loves hanging with her people – whether that’s going for long rides as we run errands (all the while, watching out the windshield from the backseat), following us all around the house, or enjoying snuggle time. She’s quite the snuggler – so much so that her nickname is Bug… as in Snuggle-Bug. If she’s not up on the couch snuggling with us, she’s usually moaning pitifully to encourage us to let her up on the couch (and it’s really hard to resist her sad-dog face!).
She has several doggie friends that come to visit her, including a Yorkie, a Chihuhua, and a Pomeranian mix. She really enjoys her outings to our local pet stores (including the Bellevue All the Best where her Labrador friend, Bella, works) where she’s spoiled rotten by all the people that dote on her.
Truffles enjoys playing – especially with Michael. She has a few favorite stuffed squeaky toys that she likes to have tossed for her to go fetch. When she brings them back, she’ll either play her version of keep-away or, if we’re not paying attention and she wants it thrown again, is quite happy to put it in your lap and leave it there so that it’s clearly obvious to us that we should play some more.
Our most recent adventure was to the Humane Society to participate in Santa Paws – the pet pictures with Santa. When we walked into the entrance, there was a collective “awwww” from all of the volunteers, at which point, Truffles tail wagging went into overdrive and she proceeded to make great friends with everyone. Our favorite picture of her with Santa is attached. My tactical error was to be standing to the photographers left – which is precisely where she’s looking instead of at the camera.
Truffles is the perfect name for her – as you said, she’s sweet as candy and she oinks like a pig searching for truffles. At the time of writing, she’s curled into a doggie ball at my feet quietly snoring away dreaming about whatever it is that doggies dream. It seems like every day one of us comments to the other how lucky we are to have this sweet, quirky dog in our lives. In the short time we’ve had her, we’ve shared big adventures and are looking forward to more to come in the future.
And they sent along Truffles pic with Santa!
We got some snow before Thanksgiving. Luckily I’d put the lights up the day before. I hadn’t planned on turning them on early but I really wanted to see what they looked like in the snow!
Jet City Burlesque is excited to present some of Seattle’s finest performing artists while we come to together to support The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.
PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.
PAWS has taken in at least eight bear cubs this year and it costs $70 per wee…k, per cub just to feed them. Bear cubs are much like teenage boys…they really will eat you out of house and home!
With an array of wonderful talent to pull from in Seattle and surrounding areas, Jet City Burlesque often sets out to show you the comical, the sultry, the beautiful and the bawdy with their performance selections. Always looking to help out the community, JCB produces shows that benefit an array of very worthy causes, all while delighting the audience.
Seattle has two great things going for it: A vibrant performing arts community as well as a generous community dedicated to animal welfare. Isn’t it time those two come together for an extraordinary night of fun and philanthropy?
Bear-ly Naked Cabaret
A Charity Cabaret Show Benefiting The Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Our hostess for the evening:
Our illustrious performers:
Hottie McNaughty will be on hand to keep it tidy and Pinky Shines and Ruby Whiines will be our raffle mavens for the evening.
Saturday, January 15th, doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
The Baltic Room
1207 Pine Street
Tickets will be $27 in advance or $30 at the door. There are a very limited number of couches that are available for $99. Please email Hottie at firstname.lastname@example.org for details! All other seating is first come, first serve. Everyone receives a door prize ticket and raffle prizes will include a complimentary 3 night stay at Roscoe’s Ranch, two art prints by Matt The Photographer, two Jet City Burlesque party packs and more to be announced!
Bear-ly Naked Cabaret is sponsored by:
The Baltic Room
Northwest Auto Salon