Here is the New Year's Update for the Pulaski Plotts rescued by Patricia:
I can't think of a better message for the New Year and new beginnings than these two souls that came into my life on my new year, December 22. I don't know what conditions brought them to the shelter a few months ago, but I do see their ability to start anew, trust, live, love, play.
This is a new beginning for me as well. When my dear Lucy left this world, I didn't think I could ever fill the hole in my heart. Well, I can't. The grief will always be with me, but it evolves. I finally woke up and realized that there were many souls to save out there and I needed to be a part of that.
Noble/my god is abundance (No matter your religious beliefs, I love what my mother said about them as gifts from God).
All smiles, sweetness and light. However, beneath the pleasant and very-good-looking appearance, she is far from being as accommodating as she seems. Determined and energetic, what she really seeks is power. This could be expressed by a bold and assertive attitude, by reckless behavior and belligerence.
Ilsa (1 yr old) was in the shelter for 2 months and spent a short time with a foster family, before being returned. She came off the transport with her tail between her legs and trembling all over. She is a gorgeous Plott hound. Graceful, athletic and intelligent. She can also be a big goofy lap dog that thinks she's the size of a puppy. She becomes more confident by the day and her elegance is shining through.
Active, dynamic, courageous, energetic. Seemingly adaptable and accommodating, she calmly assert her rights and gently-firmly if necessary. Aspires to peace, but won´t hesitate to transform into a fearless warrior if necessary.
Both girls are so smart and within a week they are already learning so much. I'm excited to see where this will take them. Agility perhaps? USAR? Or maybe just the wonderful companions they already are.