||Four years old|
||New Mexico, USA|
name is Cherrie. We will never know if I had another name before, but
I love this name because it comes from so, so much love. I was named
after the fabulous lady that saved me from my tortured life I lead for
about four years. You see, I was chained to a huge dog house that provided
no warmth, there 24/7 with no love from the humans that banished me to a
solitary life. They know they didn't love me but why? I'm a good
little girl and couldn't understand. Luckily, I didn't lose my mind and my
love and hope kept me going. To my shock they sold their home and left
me chained to my dog house. I wasn't fed and my water froze but I held
My namesake could no longer abide my situation and contacted New Mexico
Beagle Rescue and inquired if my new mom
could open her heart and take me in. Mommy Trish said, "Yes," of course.
Her heart broke when she heard the story of my life. My namesake told me I
was to be saved! I couldn't believe I was to be loved (a foreign word to
me - and treasured, what was that?). My namesake spirited her up to my
Mom, Trish at New Mexico Beagle Rescue and wow. I was in heaven, so many
others to play with and have fun with, though I was so so shy at first. My
mother gathered me in her arms and repeated "You are safe and loved
forever." It took me a while to understand but Mom has so much patience. I
was not housebroken, I didn't know, I didn't have the confidence but I
knew I had unconditional love.
At the time I came, Mom was losing one of her beloved Beagles of 17 of
years, Chewy, and I was a comfort to him. It was then that Mom decided
that her beloved Chewy had brought her me to help him and her! Wow I AM
Mother explained to me she can't keep any more Beagles as that doesn't
leave room for the hundreds of Beagles she takes in and finds home for
each year but I am the exception to the rule. I AM HERS, FOREVER!
I will be here with her always and what a wonderful life it is! I get to
help with the new little ones coming in and comfort them and teach them
what true love is. I'm Mom's ambassador! What a privilege and mission in
life! Especially considering (as Mom says I'm the tiniest Beagle she's
ever seen, as she's seen a lot) I'm all of ten pounds.
I know I am special in my Mom's eyes but she has explained we must go
beyond that and help all the Beagles in need. I ask you on my behalf,
please - there are Beagles and so many other darling dogs in shelters
through out the us that need your help. Please open your heart to a dog
in need, if not a Beagle, please go to your shelters and save any dog.
They will reward you with love and devotion. What happens in puppy
mills and shelters is deplorable.
I am lucky, and Mom strives every day to help more. Please be proactive
and don't allow what happened to me happen to another of the Lord's most
innocent creatures. If nothing else spay and neuter your pet.
I am the happiest Beagle in the world, please strive to have your
companion feel as happy as I do.