A rambling narrative about my life and my passion, dog rescue.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Fare thee well, Atlas
Some of the best things in life aren't planned and sometimes they happen in direct contradiction of our plans. I didn't plan on taking in Atlas. I had a full house already and was committed to taking in another dog the following weekend. But Atlas was a nice surprise. The dog that came in after him was Kip and Atlas turned out to be the best playmate for Kip. He's a nice dog with a unique look and he caught the attention of just the right people. He will be touched, he will be spoiled, he will be loved.
Atlas went to his new home today. He's not keen on car travel, but I'm sure it was worth the trip.
Fare thee well, Atlas. You've the gentle soul of a rottweiler bundled up in a most wondrous Joseph's coat.
Pushing 60 (how did that happen?); gay, with a very understanding partner (now husband!); Democrat; liberal; Kansas native and a current resident of "real" Virginia.
This is a blog about my life, which largely revolves around a dog rescue operation. My partner and I live on 7 rural acres near Charlottesville, Virginia. We have 5+ large dogs of our own, and we foster large breed dogs for several different rescue organizations: Promises Animal Rescue, (www.promisesanimalrescue.org); Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, (www.shepherdrescue.org); Animal Connections, (www.animalconnections.org), and occasionally for other groups. German Shepherd Dogs and rottweilers are two of our favorites, but we love most large breed dogs and mutts.