We are asking for a 2018 Furry Christmas Miracle ~ Megan Moran &
Megan and I would like to express our hopes of giving a 2018 Furry Christmas Miracle to my friends who cannot speak for themselves. With a world that is ever changing, a personal friend of mine has shown me how to important it is to display as much love as possible to others. I attempt to spread cheer wherever I go, as you never know what people are facing in their life.
B.W.: I am giving a condensed version of the background on my friend, for the memories that I could share with you would keep us busy for days on end. My friend has been in my family’s life since she was merely 4 months old and she has been a huge part of our lives for the last two years. Although I did not give birth to her, I often refer to this friend of mine as my own child. My family chose her to be a part of our close knit circle. You see, my family is a unique family with lots of love to give as all our children are grown or off to college. As “empty nesters”, 2 years ago we thought it would be a great time in our life to take on the rewarding responsibility of caring for my friend. This responsibility has proven to be something so special to us, we have given it our all to ensure she was given the best life we chose for her and to give her all that we could offer. For us to give my friend the most perfect life, my husband and I were going to have to make some major adjustments and we had a lot to learn. We quickly discovered it takes a special family or person to be able to handle someone as special as my friend. The amount of work can easily be compared to the same of a mother and father. However, without a voice, means of cleaning up after herself, unable to take baths alone, or even being able to feed herself, this truly is a special friend and souls like her deserve every chance in life.
In case you haven’t put it all together yet, my beautiful furry friend happens to be “woman’s best friend”- better known as my dog Frisco.
Now here is my best friend sharing a story about the dog she adopted from Fulton County Animal Shelter recently: M.M: I actually have adopted two of my babies from this shelter. Alfred, my super sweet and mischievous four year old orange tabby who we brought home as a baby and Ivy, my three year old master cuddler mutt we brought home in September. I had a great experience with both adoptions and have nothing but wonderful things to say about Fulton County.
A week after we brought Alfred home, he came down with a bad cold. I called the shelter and they advised me to bring him in. They treated him for free and sent us home with medication. Four years later, we couldn’t be happier and cannot describe the joy and shenanigans he has added to our lives.
Three months ago, my husband and I decided we wanted to grow our furry family before we are going to try to have babies next year. I had my heart set on bringing home a dog that may not otherwise be adopted due to breed restrictions. We already had an 11 year old lab and two cats so we had very specific needs on top of that want: a super sweet dog that is going to be submissive to our aging dog and not try to come in and take over. Since our lab is male, we wanted a female and did not want a puppy that may have too much energy for my old man. When I spoke to the very first volunteer I saw, I explained our needs in detail and also included our wants. She immediately thought of Gina and felt she was perfect dog for us, so she brought me to meet her. I immediately fell in love with her gentle nature and yearning for affection. I tried to consider some of the other sweet pups objectively, but couldn’t get Gina out of my mind. The shelter wanted me to bring our other dog in to ensure they would get along. I brought in the lab, Batman, to meet who would soon be known as Ivy and they were instantly friends. My husband came to meet her during this encounter and the rest was history. During the adoption process, I learned that Ivy had been in the shelter for five months and had been overlooked. Though it hurts my heart to this day to think of her being there so long, I am guiltily grateful because she wouldn’t be a part of our lives otherwise. I can’t say enough about how enriched my life has become since we brought her home. Now the dogs are “two peas in a pod” and are inseparable and thankfully all four of my babies get along swimmingly. They can often be found them hogging the entire couch in a joint naps.
I can’t express how important these shelters are and especially appreciate Fulton County’s staff for taking the time to listen to my needs and find my babies a good fit for a forever home.
Let’s be realistic, we all know there are TONS of families in our community that could use and really deserve a Christmas Miracle, but what animals that have no voices in addition to having no home, no warm bed, and most of all no hugs? We know not all shelter animals get such a happy ending. Therefore, we should do anything in our power to make the shelter a more comfortable place to be.
With that being said, my best Friend Megan along with our four legged companions are humbly asking that you help us pull off a Furry Christmas Miracle for the Atlanta Humane Society this year. Can we… dare I say it… “break the internet” Kardashian style with offers and donations to aid local homeless pets for the winter season? With your help, I know we can pull it off without a hitch!
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