Saturday, June 26, 2010

Camera Critters-And here's Lexie!

Instead of flying, last winter we drove to our snowbird destination and took our dog with us.  Our son takes care of our house while we're gone, and he got terribly lonesome without Maggi so he adopted a dog of his own. Lexie is a little over one-year-old and is quite a mixture...and quite a handful, in addition. We believe that she has some Shiba Inu in her. She was found on a reservation in South Dakota, living in a dump with one of her puppies. Some kind soul brought her to a rescue shelter where Karl found her and fell in love with the little scamp. Maggi visits our house as often as our human grandkids, and she and our much older dog, Maggi, have become fast friends and are very naughty together. Lexie has given Maggi a new lease on life! If you want a dog, go to a rescue shelter.  In the past we've had only one purebred dog, a Norweigan Elkhound, whom we loved, but we gradually switched to shelter dogs because of the over abundance of stray and abandoned animals. We have never been sorry!

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18 comments:

  1. A beautiful dog. I am sorry that, in this case, we have no street named 'Lexie'...

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  2. Here, here to adoption from your local animal shelters!

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  3. Lexie is a cutie! Our next dog will be a rescue dog.

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  4. Lexie is a cutie! Our next dog will be a rescue dog.

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  5. What a lovely and happy looking dog. How good of your son to give her a home.
    I once had a rescued cat and if I ever decide to have a cat again I will get one from a rescue shelter.

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  6. Hi Lexie! I have 3 adopted dogs.

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  7. Lexie has that fun loving, mischievous, lovable look about her.

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  8. Lovely laughing Lexie - you could forgive such a pretty dog any mischief she might do :-)

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  9. She looks like such a happy dog! Great photo!

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  10. She looks like a great dog. I couldn't agree more about the rescue dogs. I got one from the pound on the day she was to be euthanized and she was my best buddy for the next 16 years.

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  11. Lexie is beautiful! The beautiful part about rescues is that if you get it "right" with an adult dog, it's forever!

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  12. Beautiful dog! So glad she was rescued.

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  13. What a beautiful dog!

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  14. Good advice about the rescue shelters. Lexi is adorable.

    If you have time to stop by, my Camera Critter post is right here.

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  15. Lexie is so perky and bright looking. She must keep every one on their toes.

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  16. She's lovely and a beautiful shot, Kate. You can really see the Shiba Inu in her. I won't take them en pension as I find them too dominant. I wonder if Lexie is, but then she had a hard start in life so if she is, perhaps she has reason.

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  17. The dog does look like a bit of a handful - great it has a loving home though.

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  18. I'd guess there are a number of "dogs" mixed in to make up Lexie. But, as you suggest, and as we have found, the mixed-up ones often make the best pets.

    She's quite beautiful. And a scamp?

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