A Letter from Miracle
Hello friends and family of IDR+,
Well, it's been almost two months since an amazing group of people went out of their way to rescue me from the alley and rush me to the vet clinic to save me from sure death. I have to be honest, I don't really remember much about those days as I was really in rough shape. I do remember some people saying there was little chance that I'd make it--of course that is because they didn't know me yet! Through the help of some great people, an incredible strong will to live, and the faith that better days were ahead, I slowly began the transformation from a heap of bones to a full-fledged happy Doberman ready to live life.
I know many of you have been pulling for me which just amazes me. When I hear of people from as far away as Australia and Europe and Canada, not to mention so many distant states and a ton of local support, it makes me realize that for every awful human being there are dozens of amazing people that will not stand by and tolerate situatlions like mine and will stand up to make a difference.
And a special thank you to those who donated money, my jackets (I love them), the beds, all the toys, the food, the treats, the salve, etc. Many of the items I used myself in order to comfort me during my recovery, while a few of them I shared with my new orphan friends who also needed help (I'm sure you don't mind!). And my special collar is amazing--can't wait to send some pictures so you can see how amazing I look in it!
I'm writing today because I have extremely exciting news. After spending the last week in my foster home, we decided this morning that I wasn't ever leaving, and this would be my forever home. I can't believe how lucky I am as my new life is just amazing. I'm living on six acres in Wisconsin. Each day, I get to hike a few miles and experience so many new things. The other day I saw these huge creatures walking through the yard that kind of scared me. My new dad told me they were deer, but I'm not so sure of them. Yesterday on my walk, I heard a lot of commotion and couldn't wait to check it out--when I turned the corner and saw about 300 geese, I ran to hide behind my dad--those things are big and loud and I wanted no part! So I'm still getting used to a lot of things. I am, however, fiercely protecting the house against a flock of robins that fly around the front yard though, so I certainly have a job to do!
For those of you who were worried about me over the last weeks--thank you--you're wonderful people. But you can stop worrying as I have an amazing life and future now. I know many of you offered a permanent home for me, which was so generous, and I hope you will consider one of the other orphans, as I met a number of great dogs during my stay at IDR+.
Some of you have horrible thoughts for my former owners but honestly, don't waste any time or energy....I'm not! Those people have to live their own pathetic lives and look at themselves in the mirror each day. I don't ever think about yesterday, and am just excited about today and tomorrow. Besides, those people would be drooling if they saw how great life is for me today, so my best revenge is definitely going to be living well!
Because my dad volunteers with IDR+, I plan on continuing to be involved with the rescue, so I'll keep you updated on how I'm doing. I hope to eventually attend some events so I can meet more of you and reacquaint with some of the great folks that have visited me over the weeks. I'm so amazed at how much people helped me. I wish I could return that favor for the many orphans who will come behind me.
I know times are tough, but for those that can spare, please consider a donation to IDR....$1 or $10,000....it all helps. I tried to get a job to contribute, but apparently nobody wants to hire a big ol' dobe! If you're not in a position to help financially, that's completely understandable, but then I'd ask that you commit a few random acts of kindness to friends, family, and strangers over the next few weeks. What this experience has taught me is that life is wonderful--so please spread that joy around to those that may need it.
Lots of doggie kisses and a huge dobe thank you,
I have petted Lorelei, Lucius, Timmy, Delilah, Argos, LG, Nova, Finn, Rodeo, Deacon, Noodle, Bandit, Lacey, Gunny, Kimber, Navi, Marko, Kosmo, Magdelyn and (other) Nova.