Zach’s Veterans’ Day Blog

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Good Morning Everyone!  Happy Veteran’s Day Weekend.  I am Zach and this is my glamour photo above.  I love playing in the water and if a pool isn’t handy – my water dish will do!

Before I get into all the happenings at LCAL this past month, I would like to take a moment to thank all our veterans for their service to our country!  We are the land of the free because of the brave!  And a special shout out to all our LCAL Vets….especially our active duty service members Eesha and Sean.  You make us proud!  Hey Sean, we can’t wait for you to get back from deployment and meet all the new pups!

Okay, back to me!  I can’t believe it is November already!  October was such a busy month with volunteer trainings, adoption events, holiday calendar creations, and volunteer appreciation night!  Woosh!  Before we knew it, October was gone and none of us pups had written a blog.  So, here I am.

First!  Let me tell you about JoJo!  JoJo came to us a year ago as a puppy with Mega Esophagus.  That is a fancy way of saying that when JoJo eats, food comes back up from her stomach.   It is dangerous because the food can find its way into her lungs.  Plus, it makes her very skinny.  When JoJo came back to us, she had pneumonia and we weren’t sure she was going to make it!  But medical needs are an LCAL specialty!  She recovered and has now been adopted by her veternarian!  What a perfect FURever family for JoJo!   Not only that, but her special chair arrived.  She sits in this after eating so her food stays in her belly!  Doesn’t she look great!  Way to go JoJo!

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We also had TWO adoption events in October!  Look who came out looking for her FURever family?  Hey Bella!  So nice to see you greeting families at PETCO.  That is the best way to find your FURever family.  Hee Hee.  This picture makes me think of Little Red Riding Hood.  But don’t tell Bella I said that!

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Amanda and the Board also planned a Volunteer Appreciation Night so us pups could say Thank You to the LCAL Village!  Here are some pictures from that night.  We got dressed up in our Halloween Costumes which was so much fun.  This is Niko hoping for a cupcake.

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This is me!  Sitting pretty for a volunteer.

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Appa (AKA Bubba now) couldn’t make it but his FURever family sent us a picture of him.  He got dressed up to show his support!  We miss you Bub!

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Bella has too much dignity to put on a Halloween costume but she chatted with our volunteers just the same!

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Thank you to everyone who made this night so special.

Jamie and her calendar committee worked hard on our holiday fundraiser last month too.  I probably shouldn’t tell…. but guess who made the cover!  STEWART!  Hurray!  We miss you buddy!  I heard you are loving life with your FURever family.  (SSHHHH.  Act surprised when you see it.)

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OKay, now let’s talk about me!  I was saved by LCAL when they rescued me and a bunch of my friends from death row!  It was a close one.  LCAL volunteers drove SEVEN hours round trip to save us!  All of us are good with Humans and other dogs, walk well on the leash, and have sunny dispositions.  We think I might be part Beagle and part Cattle Dog.  I can be a little camera shy.  Here is a picture of me with Jamie and she is trying to get me to smile at the camera.

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Oh alright!  I will cooperate for one more picture.

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All the girls tell me I have the most beautiful eyes.

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But my friend Zephyr is the real heartthrob around here.

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The Marines like to say Adapt and Overcome.  I think that is especially significant for all of us at LCAL.  Us pups have found resilience through our adversity.  And we are so thankful to the LCAL Village for giving us a chance at life and to meet our FURever families.  So if you or someone you know is looking for a FURever family member, stop by and say Hello!  This is Zach saying Over and Out!

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