To celebrate our new pet friendly shopping at Linder's we've been looking for the best pet adoption story. Thanks for sharing your stories with us. You've made us laugh, cry, and feel all of the feelings!
We are announcing 2 winners of the "Pet Adoption Story" contest and both will receive a $50 gift card to purchase pet supplies and food at our Garden Center. Enjoy reading their stories below; we sure did!
There are still 2 more events at our Garden Center this week to celebrate the pets in our lives.
On Saturday, March 9th from 10 am until 3 pm,
meet Katie K-9, from MyTalk 107.1
On Sunday, March 10th from 12 to 3 pm,
we have Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue stopping in with up to 10 dogs that just need some lovin (and a good home).
I had just picked up my son and 2 of his classmates from German class in Carver. We were driving down the highway when my son, from the back seat said “Was that a cat”? I didn’t see what he saw, so I didn’t say anything. I kept driving, and then started feeling a little guilty, so I asked “do you think I should turn around”? All three boys answered “YES”.
So I turned around, headed back up the highway, saw the cat on the other side of the road, pulled into a side street, turned back down the highway, and when I got close, pulled over onto the shoulder of the road. (We had just had a 3 day long snowstorm and it was -7 degrees.) Just as I was reaching for the door to get out of the car, I glanced in my rear view mirror and a pick-up truck was doing 360’s coming right for the back of my car! I quickly put it into drive and moved forward.
Luckily I had given the cat lots of space in order not to scare it. The truck ended up in the snow bank behind my car. Whew! Now I got out of the car, got to the cat that was softly meowing and tried to pick her up. She was sitting over a grate on the side of the road designed to drain water. Because of the warmth from the grate, her little paws were stuck to the grate. I had to gently pull on each one to get her free. I got her back in the car. She was covered in ice and snow, and we could feel every single rib down her back, she was very small.
A few days later, we took her to the vet and they initially thought she was 3-4 months old, but after examining her, determined she was more like 6-8 months old due to having all her adult teeth. The vet said she probably would not have lasted another week on her own. They also found that she had frostbitten ears and informed me that the tips of her ears would soon fall off. They did, within the week. Her name: Frostbyte. And she loves everyone (except the dog). (She will actually back our 85lb Lab out of a room.) We have had her now for 8 years and we absolutely adore her.
Driving Miss Daisy
I have long wanted to adopt a dog, so my children could grow up loving their very own dog. Work schedules and $$ never quite made any time right.
To repay his kindness, we gave as much money as we could, and had spent the last day baking, cooking, and preparing food for him as we figured diner food got old fast.
We have kept in touch with pictures via the cell phone both with the kindly trucker man, and with the loving foster mom.