Sunday, July 15

"The Yellow Wallpaper"

Remember that short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper?" Aimee reminds us of the character in that story, who has retreated far into her own mind. Here are some photos of our girl Aimee. Aimee was confiscated 2 years ago by the State of Missouri when the puppy mill from which she was liberated was shut down in a rare show of gumption from a government agency in a state where puppy mills bring in lots of money. Imagine how abysmal the conditions must have been to prompt a shutdown.

FBRN asked one of our volunteer families to take these dogs to foster, but after several months in the foster home, it became clear that these dogs had been too long in horrifying conditions without adequate human companionship or socializing. They were given permission to adopt the dogs.

Earlier this year, the male passed away, and then recently the family suffered another sad loss, and they asked us to take Aimee from them and find her another home.

Aimee is very shy, still, and fearful of noise and distrustful of human activity. Men still frighten her. She will probably never be quite right. It is our hope that we can find a quiet home for her, with a single woman, perhaps, where she can live out her life in peace. As you can see, she gets along fine with kitties and house bunnies, and she might do all right with a very easy going dog who will leave Aimee to herself.

If you know of anyone in the market for a dog that has literally been through the mill, let her know that Aimee may be coming up for adoption.

Poor old girl just wants a sunny spot in the morning, a shady spot in the afternoon, a few good things to eat and a comfy bed at night.

That's not too much to ask, believes
The Frog Princess

1 comment:

Balboa said...

We'll be sending a prayer for you to find the perfect family!

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