These two furry monsters have a huge piece of my heart. They are our dogs Wink (left) and Bear (right). I've shared their stories before but if you haven't heard it, I'll share again. Our old guy Bear is 10 years old. We got him from Animal Care and Control 9 years ago. He was returned twice when I found him. He wasn't what I was looking for, I really didn't know I wanted but was thinking of a collie mix perhaps. I told myself I would say hello to every dog there. Bear was the second cage out of about 75 dogs at a very high kill shelter on the west side of Chicago. When I was done saying hello and petting him, Bear stared to cry. I promised him I would be back. When I finished saying hi to the rest of the dogs I came back to Bear and took him home that night. Maybe he wasn't what I was looking for, but he was exactly what I needed. Bear has many nicknames-Mr Handsome, Bearry Bear, buddy.
Our beautiful one-eyed girl Wink was found quite by accident too. I was volunteering with Trio Animal Foundation and we were at an open access shelter in a really rough part of the south side of Chicago. Many of the dogs there are in pretty bad shape. Wink was no exception. She had been brought in as a stray found by a police officer. It was a freezing December night, she had just had puppies and was missing an eye. When I sent a pic of her to my husband asking if we can have her (like I have done a million times before) his answer was finally yes! He could see immediately from the photo she was special and needed a lot of love that we were prepared to give. Wink also has several nicknames-sweet pea, Winky Wink and Princess Dump truck. Let's just say sometimes she is not very graceful.
I don't think it's possible to love any two dogs more. So now you know their story and I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more pics of them 😀.
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