Monday, July 4, 2011

one year ago today

this was me one year ago
i was scared and had given up on life. as i lay there in the scalding parking lot in over 100 degree weather i heard a gentle voice speaking to me with something i came to learn was love. i looked up at her and saw gentleness that i had never experienced. she softly picked me up and took me to her home where i was fed and loved on. although my body still bears scars from my past life i have come to realize that their is angels in the world. that their is kindness and happiness. that i deserve to be healthy and spoiled. i love humans more than anything else especially mine. i have a warm place to cuddle and all the toys my heart can desire. i never lack food or water. all this thanks to my mommish and miss sarah, my angels. all thanks to all of you guys around the world who took a little of your time, money and love for this lost pibble in houston. i also have 5 great pibble babies who are all in great homes never to experience any of the harsh side of the world that i grew up in. all thanks to you guys. my heart is now filled with inmense love for everybody i meet. instead of fear i greet people with kisses. instead of cowering, i jump for joy. if you look at the two very diffrent pictures of me you can see what a little love can do for one woofie who could have easily been overlooked. please everybody . please never change . that one small gesture you made for me . that one small prayer you said for me ... kept me alive.

lets celebrate my very first gotcha day with showering your humans with lots of sugars. please share some gentle pibble ones from me.

THE SHELBY



26 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Just when things look the darkest, the light of love khomes our way!

Happy Gotcha Day Shelby!

Woo are one furry lukhky PIBBLE!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Please pass along some H&K to your HUMAN ANGELS!

Asta said...

Deawest dawling Shelby
You wowked a miwacle in my house too. You got Mommi to come and leave a message to tell you how much we love you.
How seeing you fills us wif love and gwatefulness fow you and youw endless big heawt and capacity to fowgive and love.
We celebwate you and youw family and all youw angels.
You give us hope.
We love you and hope you will nevew evew know anything but love and cawe along wif youw whole family
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Lorenza said...

Shelby!
Happy Gotcha Day!
I am soooo happy to see you today!
It was a long journey but sure you are now in the safest home in the world!
Your Mommish and Miss Sarah are suuuuper!
Lets celebrate the first year of your new life!
I love you a lot!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sam and Pippen said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shelby! May you have many, many more! Hugs and kisses to you and your angels.

Sam and Pippen

K9 Katastrophie said...

Happy Gotcha day you sweet girl!!! I thank God that your wonderful mommy spotted you!

Amber-Mae said...

Shelby, you've really blossomed into a beautiful & happy gal! Happy Gotcha Day!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Shelby
Happy Gothca Day!
We love you and always will
love
tweedles

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shelby!!

We are glad that your human angel came along and saved you and your puppies!! God Bless!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Frankie Furter said...

Dearest Shelby.. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY TO YOU!! You are an inspiration to all of us.
May you and the entire Pittie Pack and Wee Ones have a most wonderful Fourth of July to celebrate BOTH our country's Birth and Your RE-Birth.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Well done Miss Shelby. What a differance a year can make.

Happy Gotca Day. We love you so much!!

Mommy did a Smilebox presentation & posted it early this morning.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

A Couple of Misfits said...

Congratulations Shelby! I hope you get extra loves and kisses from your guardian angels today!

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for your friendship, your mom is the best.
♥ Cinnamon and Linda

Sagira said...

Happy Gotcha day! It has been amazing to watch you grow, heal and be happy. I wish you a life of happiness. :)

Barbara said...

Hard to believe it's been a YEAR! Happy Happy Gotcha day. Love found you!

We're so happy you're doing so well Shelby. We are so grateful you found a loving home.
xxx
barbara, trixie, minnie and jeep

the booker man said...

oh, miss shelby, you are a most specialest lady! super mega happy gotcha day to you!!! me and asa and mama are SO SO GLAD that you are healthy and happy and filled up with the lovins. you have the bestest pack a pibble girlie could evarrr have!!

*woof*
the booker man

Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful girl, I thak heaven your Mommy came along when she did, she is an amazing lady and you are an amazingly awesome girl. You changed my perceptions of pibbles and showed me what a fabulous breed they are.
You look so wonderful a year on and leavin that horrid life behind. The love that shines out of your eyes for your Mommy for all to see is testament to how pawesome she is.

We may not have met Darling Shelby but you will always be in my heart and I am sending you kisses, hugs and much love on your special day
Love

Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It is hard to believe it has already been a year. Happy Gotcha Day, Shelby - what a great year it has been for you.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

laura said...

I will never forget the story of Shelby and it's one I've told many times to people who ask me why I own a pit bull. How anyone can treat an animal as so much garbage will never fail to amaze me, and Shelby's recovery, to me, is nothing short of a miracle. She's so precious and thank God you are the one who found her. I hope the rest of her days are full of pink and wonderful things. She so deserves it.

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Shelby!! We are so thankful that your angels found you :)

XOXOX)
Pauley James

Teal'c said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shelby! My mum read you little post with a tear in her eye and I did a little howl. We are so happy that you found this beautiful home where you are welcome and loved, able to forget what happened to you before.
Slobbers from DownUnder Teal'c

Fred said...

So glad you were "got," Shelby! We *heart* you!!!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

A little belated, but never-the-less sincere 'Happy Gotcha Day!'. Yes, I agree, your humans are awesome! Earthly angels! What a wonderful story. I wish you many, many more happy Gotcha days.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Shelby! I was out of town on your special day so I am a little late! I hope you had an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, and LOVE-FILLED Gotcha Day! You are a true inspiration!

Your pal, Pip

sprinkles said...

It's amazing what a little love can do for someone, Miss Shelby.

Tucker said...

Happy Belated Gotcha day Shelby! What a difference LOVE makes. WE is all glad you came into our lives to remind us of that!

woof - Tucker

PoochesForPeace said...

i keep reading shelby posts. i <3 shelby !