It’s week 11 of the Project 52 Pet Photographer’s blog circle. This weeks theme is “Green”… my favourite colour.
With the promise of spring, one can not help but associate the colour of green with hope, renewal and growth.
But interestingly, green also stands for a lack of experience and a need for growth… and it just so happens that this is exactly how I am feeling this week…very green indeed.
Enter Odin… a 5-month-old shepherd mix who somehow found himself alone and at Animal Services. He was safe there, but very very frightened… so much so that he completely shut down. I first met him last week while taking the adoption photos.
Once home I could not stop thinking about this poor little lost pup.
The thing is, my life is very comfortable right now. My hubby, Roland, and I are retired, we have only one dog… and she is the best dog ever! We have not fostered in about 20 years and haven’t cared for a puppy in… I don’t remember when.
Should we actually do this? Could we do this?
It took a day, but the thoughts never left so I finally broached the subject with Roland and showed him Odin’s photos.
“Go get him”, was all he said… and so that is what we did.
To say we are feeling a little green and overwhelmed is putting it mildly. Our saving grace has been Lacie. Odin LOVES her and will follow her anywhere and everywhere. Lacie has become his safe place. This is a very good thing as he still wants very little to do with us… but will tolerate our presence if Lacie is close by.
Baby steps are needed to build this pup’s trust with humans. “One day at a time” is our current mantra.
Here he is on his second day in our home. While outside, he tends to hide in amongst the trees but as long as Lacie is out there… so is he. The trees add a touch of green to our still very white world.
And to add a more traditional bit of March Green… Here’s Lacie.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
~ Mary Elizabeth Blake
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