Monday, January 26, 2009

"Tears for a tail-wagging free spirit"

Such was the headline of a front page story today in the Kansas City Star. It tells the "tail" of what we will call a homeless pup, rather than a stray, who was dubbed with the name "Reba" by a wonderful and loving lady. According to the story, Reba was a dog "who in life was never petted, never touched. Yet one who touched many with her death." Here is Reba.

Her story is heart-wrenching but at the same time heart-warming. If woo would like to read about this "glint of red fur in the brush," please click here.

Such a sad story. We cannot even begin to imagine what life must have been like for Reba. Here at our home, we always have food, shelter, and lots of fun. Stories like Reba's really make us understand how fortunate and loved we are. As Thunder will show woo below, we always feel someone's loving touch.

Thanks, Mom, that feels sooooooo good.

Woos, the OP Pack


Tracey and Huffle said...

We are all very lucky to have our people in our lives, aren't we?

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

A leaky start to our day BUT tank woo fur sharing it.

Here's to Reba finding a special place akhross The Rainbow Bridge.

And here's to the humans that tried to love her whilst she was here.


NESSA the hovawart said...

Today this is a second sad story...I can't imagine how I would live without mytwo...I'm going to lick my mummy now...
Kisses and hugs,

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

I need my Mommy, how sad..... no food, no pets, but I wouldn't miss the grooming!
Kira, The Florida Siberian

Mason Dixie said...

What a great story, and such a wonderful woman to do such great things for German Shepherds. Thank you for sharing, I am going to go cuddle now with my mom.

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Our human sure got those magical hands when they touch us ! BOL !
That is such a sad story ! But thanks for sharing it with us (:

Ludo van puppy said...

What a sad story, poor Reba. At least she had someone who tried to look after her. I is so glad I has a warm place to sleep and soft hands to stroke me.
~lickies, Ludo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh yes, my mom says all the time that I don't know how good I have it since I demand food and such. I really do know, but I just like to keep her on her toes.


Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Such a sad story and it's sad that Reba didn't feel that she could trust the human woman.

Going to go snuggle my Momma now.

Princess Eva

Lacy said...

w00f's OP Pack, stories like that make us esp happy us has a furever home, wiff hoomans that love us, no matter, the pping at not the right places, the shedding on the couch and the supervising of all the cooking..they still love us...

b safe,

Lacy said...

ps, u need to git Khyra on the voting fur ur piksur...heehee git her to shake up the sibe votes..

b safe,

Katie and Gizmo said...

Yes indeed, we are truly very lucky pups.

Hi Thunder, you like your ears scratched too huh?

Our Australia Day is very much like your July 4th.


Kodak the Eskie said...

That is a very sad and touching story. I am glad that you are all getting lots of pets and loves.

Hugs, Kodak

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We all should be very happy with the lovely lives we have. Poor Reba. I think we are going to give Mom a few extra kisses today..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Joe Stains said...

We really are lucky dogs, we only wish all dogs could be as lucky.

The Army of Four said...

We can't let Mom read that story. She's teary-eyed just reading your post. And now she keeps hugging us. With any luck, we'll get extra cookies.
Tail wags,

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing Reba's story.
It is so sad.
I am thankful for all the love I have in my life.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...poor Reba...we know she will find someone at the Rainbow Bridge whom she can trust....

We three sorta take pats and hugs for granted...but not after reading that story...

Thanks for sharing it!!!

Terrier barkies..

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Stella said...

Thanks for sharing the story, OP Pack! You know, I was a runaway until the CatcherMan got me and took me to the shelter. I was there for 3 months until my Mom found me and gave me a good home. It was scary because I am still scared of storms, and the dark. We who get rescued are the lucky ones.


The Daily Echo said...

What a sad story. I think I'm going to find Mom and let her pet me.