SUPER big post today!!! It’s been one YEAR since Karma came into our lives…. although of course we don’t know when her real birthday is I had always known that her new life started when she came home with us, so February 28th was her “official” 2nd birthday! We had ALSO decided long ago that on the anniversary of her adoption, we would take her back down to Gosford Dog Paws to see all the amazing volunteers and saviors who rescued her from near death and a life of abuse, starvation and torture and nursed her back to health so she could come into our life. I had asked a bunch of my friends if they would be willing to donate just a few dollars into the Karma Fund and we were able to take HEAPS of goodies down for all the pups that are currently in care at GDP. It was really just the BEST day for all of us and I definitely want to make it an annual tradition!
Karma had a yummy breakfast of chicken sausages and for dinner she had her very own BBQ of turkey burgers n steak! She was so happy she didn’t even mind wearing her birthday hat for a photo op!
She got lots of new toys for her birthday – a gorgeous new pink cheetah ball and a squeaky crocodile, and a beautiful new red bed!
Errrrrrrrrrrrrr…….. someone might have been a little too excited that it was their birthday – red bed didn’t last very long. Oooops…
THEN it was time for the most exciting thing of all – the anniversary trip down to Gosford Dog Paws to visit Elise and all the volunteers who give their time so selflessly to all these beautiful dogs. They saved my baby girl over a year ago from the most disgusting conditions and neglect and gave her so much love and attention that by the time she came into my life she truly had earned the name they had given her — “Precious”.
Of course on the way down (cause it’s a long drive!) we simply had to go thru the drive thru at McDonalds for some ‘second breakfast’. Not a regular part of Karma’s diet of course, but I mean – it’s her birthday-rescue anniversary! We’re livin’ a little!!!
“I sure hope my human parents brought some cash….”
“Hi, can I please get the hashbrowns? “
“That was DELICIOUS, mum!!! Can I have another birthday tomorrow????”
AND THEN….. the most exciting part of the day….. dropping off all our donations and also getting to snuggle with the amazing Elise at Gosford Dog Paws. YAY!!!!!!!
OMG!!!! SOOOO HAPPY TO SEE ELISE AGAIN!!!! YIPPEEEE!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!
(anyone else notice how STRONG those back legs are??? No way this fur-kid could have done that move right there even three months ago!
Safe to say that I was fighting back tears of pride and happiness all day. It just isn’t possible for me to love this amazing dog any more – so full of staffy determination and forgiveness. She has a lesson inside of her that each and every one of us can learn from.
A massive thank you to everyone who made a donation to the Karma Fund, and of course I can never say thank you enough to Elise and everyone else at Gosford Dog Paws. They give chances to the dogs that so many other people would not. For every single person who feels that dogs that “aren’t perfect” or that have some issues should just be put down – I hope that hearing Karma’s story and seeing how happy she is and the happiness she brings to so many other people can perhaps change your mind.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABYGIRL PRECIOUS KARMA!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE SO MANY MORE YEARS OF BIRTHDAYS AND RESCUE ANNIVERSARIES WITH YOU!!!