Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grrrl Power!

So apparently today is International Women's Day. Hmm, when is International Handsomest Guy Alive Day, I ask you? I demand my own holiday! But fine, today's all about women and grrrl power. So in honor of the day, I decided to tell you about a very important grrrl in my life -- my sissy Cinderella!

This is how LBR first met Cinderella. She was a stray at a shelter, and she was in rotten shape. She was pregnant and had her babies in the shelter, and from the look of her they were definitely NOT the first litter she'd had. She had a really bad case of heartworms, so bad they caused a heart murmur, and then she had a bad case of fleas and allergies. She was kind of bald and lumpy. But she still had her pretty smile!

So Cinderella found a fairy godmother who saw through her sad tale and knew she could be a beautiful princess someday! That's how she got her beeee-YOU-tiful name. :)

Momma wasn't her fairy godmother, but when that lady ended up not being able to keep fostering, Cinderella came to live with us instead! She was Momma's very first foster dog, and she fit very well into our home.

Well, Cinderella got all healed up and beautiful. She got spayed to make sure she didn't have to have any more puppies, she got a chance to regrow her fur, and she got all those yucky wormies out of her heart. It was time for her to find a furever home! She found a wonderful home with kids who thought she was the most beautiful princess ever, and Momma was very happy that she'd found such a great happily ever after for her.

...But then she came back!

I know, who could ever not want such a pawsome grrrl? It turns out she had a wicked stepfather who didn't love her and was mean to her. So she got returned to LBR about a year later. Momma was so sad and promised that she would find her the best and most perfect home that ever existed where she would never, ever, ever, EVER be unwanted again.

And she DID! Except it turned out... well... nobody could love Cinderella as much as we already did! So Momma told her that she was going to be part of our family furever and ever.

Momma doesn't foster regularly anymore because we're kind of full with two full-time dogs, but we thought that Cinderella was worth it. (And sometimes we take in another dog if it's just for a little while.) Cinderella is a wonderful sissy. She's fun to play with, and she takes some of Momma's attention with the flashy beast, which is just fine by me! She's always happy, and she has the sweetest nature of any dog you'll ever meet.

And we're all living happily ever after!


  1. I love her and her story, she is right where she belongs ;-)

  2. That is a beautiful story! Cinderella is a perfect name for such a beautiful dog.

    Thanks for the Thunder Shirt mention. We are going to contact the peeps at Taysia Blue to see what they think about getting some of those!



  3. I am so glad that Cinderella really DID live happily ever after in the end thanks to you and your folks.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  4. Cinderella is BEAUTIFUL and is exactly where she should be!!!!
    Great story!
    Oh... and Dave and I agree, there should be an International Handsomest Guys Alive Day!
    Play bows,

  5. Wow, Cinderella is such a beauty! Obviously, she belongs right there in your pack. I'm so glad she has such a perfect home now. Love the pix in the car! BTW: I totally agree about that Handsomest Guy Day. Look out Hallmark!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  6. This is a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!

  7. We LUVS Cinderella! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  8. You are so adorable Ms Cinderella
    Benny & Lily

  9. Cinderella you are truly blessed and the luckiest Beautiful Boxer lady ever. Casey and your two leggers have great big hearts and you've rewarded them with your beauty.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  10. Oh that is a wonderful story. Truly a "Cinderella story". From that first picture in the shelter to the last pictures there is such an amazing change in her face, she just looks happy. Does she have a glass slipper?

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    Nubbin wiggles,

  11. Oh that is the best ever after story ever. It is like a fairy tale. Oh yeah, it is a fairy tail but a true one.

    I am so happy for all of you.

  12. Okays, I was on your new post and it seems I missed dis one so I hads to come see it!
    Cinderella is one LUCKY dog to has found her furever home afters all her has been through. Her has da mostest beautiful smiles evers!

    Oh and maybe it's your peeps dat be da lucky ones...hehehe.