Monday, August 17, 2009

A Long Day's Journey Up the Mountain of Courage

I've been gone from the blogging world for what feels like a very long time.

And

Now, it's time to return...

With a mission.

For the past 8 months I have been working -- 28 to 35 volunteer hours 7 days a week -- to care for and socialize dogs seized from an out of control and badly neglected breeding situation.

On December 11 and 30, 2008, approximately 200+ dogs, 3 cats, 10 cockatiels, a bunch of chickens and a very loud rooster were seized by Yellowstone County (Billings, MT) and taken to the fairgrounds where the majority of them would be housed in horse barns for the next 8 - 9 months.

I began volunteering with the dogs the first week of January 2009.

I invite you to follow my journey with Joy, Love, Eddie, Happy, Trooper, Sadie, Suri, and Tippy -- the 8 dogs I have worked with directly these past 8 months.

Our journey is one of great, great learning filled with emotional highs and lows.

AND

Is now in a place that will shock you.

Please join our journey as we travel up the mountain of courage...



First, meet the Dogs:

Eddie, Suri, Sadie, Joy, Trooper, Love, Happy, and Tippy