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The Story of Rusty and Purdy
This pair of English Setter pups was picked up outside of a veterinarian technicianís
house in Holly, Michigan where they had been thrown out of a car. They were taken to
Last Chance Rescue where they were boarded for 2 weeks. Rusty is a liver and white male
while his smaller sister Purdy is black and white. During this time they were given their
puppy shots and were spayed (Purdy) and neutered (Rusty). They were also given a lot of
love and attention. Their picture was discovered on the
Last Chance Rescue Website.
When I called they would not separate the dogs because Purdy was so traumatized that she stuck
like glue to Rusty. We agreed to see the puppies and discuss adoption. |
Rusty was immediately friendly, and wanted to be petted and if possible get on my lap.
Purdy was very standoffish, but stayed close to Rusty. It was very evident that she was
very traumatized and would take time and patience to become a loving pet. We agreed to move
ahead with the adoption. Three days after the puppies moved in, they had torn up 2 couches
and displayed their disdain for being house broken. This began the long road to house
breaking and gently training two older puppies with great amounts of love and affection.
They couldnít even really be hollered at because they would hide in fear. Three years later,
I now have 2 loving happy dogs who will give my husband and me a great deal of pleasure for
years to come. They were worth every bit of the effort we had to put out to bring them to
the point where they are not only comfortable, but they think they are in heaven. P. B.
Next came the day when the author captured a picture of a deer with her tongue in the
birdfeeder followed by a photograph of the birdfeeder on the ground. This had to be a story!
A winter of photographing the birds provided the story line. Purdy loves to be outside and
watch everything going on from the top of her dog house. It was natural that with her ever
watchful eye that Purdy evolved as the heroine of the story "talking to the birds" to learn
who the culprit was. Of course, it is only natural that Rusty and Purdy work with the birds
to solve their mysteries. After all, English Setters are 'bird dogs'. :-)
Then came the photograph of the deer with what looked like a purple nose! This story
is targeted for printing in 2012. Rusty will join with Purdy to solve the Mystery
of how the deer got the purple nose.
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Learn about backyard birds with this fun mystery series.
Books of actual photographs to enhance the reality of the story.
Three additional books in the series are now in the planning stage.
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