Merry Christmas from Emma Louise and all of us at Alexander’s Ark!
And next, we want to introduce Lettie. She is a sweet senior beagle that is sharing our Christmas this year. She is available for adoption through the Orange County Animal Shelter, Orange, VA. She is happiness in a 10 pound body.
Not so long story, made even shorter — I run into a guy at the recycling bins every once in a while and we chat. I ran into him again while we were picking up bird seed at the local “feed and seed” where I buy 50 pounds of dog food every week. It being the holiday season and all, we debated the merit of several seeds, and then somehow we got onto dogs and I strongly pushed him to foster/adopt for the holidays. Well, being an advocate of “practice what you preach,” and seeing a request on Facebook for Christmas fosters, I offered, and here is Lettie.
My amazing group of 10 accepted her without so much as a growl. Even the cat wasn’t concerned about yet another dog. She is snoring away, even as I type. I can just imagine what my family would think of me bringing home another dog, but here’s the deal – this is my first Christmas without my mother. I decided to stay home and not travel this year. Bringing Lettie in – or any foster – is like opening the door to a stranger and giving them shelter. Isn’t that what this season of love is about – sharing what you have with those in a pickle? And wouldn’t it be nice if we did that more then once a year?
We hope you hold on to the Christmas spirit throughout a Happy 2019.