Nothing says “spring” like the pussy willow…
The Legend of Pussy Willows
A Polish legend tells the tale
Of tiny kittens, oh so frail.
Along the river’s edge they chased
With butterflies they played and raced.
They came too close to the river’s side
And thus, fell in. Their mother cried.
What could she do but weep and moan
Her babies fate were yet unknown.
The willows, by the river knew
Just what it was they they must do.
They swept their graceful branches down
Into the waters, all around.
To reach the kittens was their goal
A rescue mission, heart and soul.
The Kittens grasped the branches tight.
Tthe willows saved them from their plight.
Each springtime since, the story goes
Willow branches now wear clothes.
Tiny fur like buds are sprung
Where little kittens once had clung.
And that’s the legend, so they claim
How Pussy Willows Got their name.
I recently had the pleasure of spending time with some of my favourite people and dogs at an adoption event held by Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba. Here are some of the adoptables…
Would you believe Eugene is only 5 months old… he will be one big gorgeous boy when full-grown.
Fiona is one very loving, sweet gal… the ultimate cuddle bug.
Lacey is a fun-loving gal… she would do great with an active family and would love a canine playmate.
Pumpkin is an energetic guy who gets along with everyone… cats, kids, dogs.
Ava is a calm, mellow girl who is larger than she appears in the photos. She is about 50 pounds or more.
Some of these dogs are long-timers in the rescue. Having known them, I can’t help but wonder why. They are such good dogs and would make wonderful companions for the right families. If you would like more info on any of these dogs please contact Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba.
Candid Shots of the Dogs at the Event
Eugene and friend
“Rescued is my favourite breed.”
Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba. – website
Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba – facebook page
A little visitor to our back yard… Welcome!
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb
I am so very grateful for the year that was.
To all the pound pups and rescue dogs that I have met… I wish you all the best in your new forever homes.
You own my heart!
Just a few of my favourite photos from 2016
A doggies New Year’s Resolution: “I will recognize the difference between furniture and fire hydrants.”
Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to making and capturing memories!