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!