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Adventures of Lupedog

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July 19th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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After researching a bunch of rescue groups in the greater Boston area, today I did my volunteer orientation at a small rescue group in Dedham (http://shultzsguesthouse.org/).  They currently have 7 dogs, which will soon be 6 as one is being adopted out this weekend, on this amazing farm in the suburbs.  I got to go on 2 hikes through the woods with the dogs, the first was in a group of 7 dogs and the second was 4 dogs.  The second walk was pretty amazing as it was just me, the dog I was walking, the rescue manager, the dog she was walking and her 2 dogs (off leash).  I got to tell them a little about Lupe and there were no tears, just smiles.

I have another orientation on Saturday for another group, a little larger, so it will be interesting to see how different the 2 are.  I’m glad that I am able to give back to other dogs for all that Lupe gave me.  I’m exhausted but so happy.  I know my girl is looking down at me, proud that I have found an avenue to get rid of some of the anxiety and stress that have come into my life since Lupe got sick and earned her wings.

And no, I did not come home with a dog! 🙂


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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Kathy L

    You really are special to be doing this and I am sure Lupe is looking down on you and proudly telling her friends “That’s my Mom”. You have a lot to give these dogs and they in turn will give you love in return.

  • AngelAbbysMom

    That is so awesome! Yes, indeed, Lupe is very proud of you for helping other pups in need!

    I’m glad you were able to talk about her with all smiles and no tears. That’s a big step!

    🙂
    Great post.
    Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

  • princess

    That’s a great initiative. There is nothing like giving to make you feel better. And I’m sure lots of cuddles from the dogs doesn’t hurt either.

    Karen and Spirit Magnum

  • jerry

    Paws up to you! They say that volunteers often get more out of volunteering than the recipients. When it comes to helping pups in need, that’s definitely true. Kudos for getting out there and putting smiles on their faces!

  • Dakota Dawg

    Kori, I am so incredibly happy that you are able to do this now! I think you will heal faster from your loss, but I also think you will heal “better.” I just feel that people who work with animals this way are more humane, more of everything we say we want to be. That made no sense at all, did it? I know what I mean, but it’s hard to put it into words.

    It’s obvious you have a lot to offer, a huge heart to share, and I’m glad you are doing that. When you open your heart this way, the grief can trickle out. Then there is room for good stuff to take its place. More smiles than tears!

    Shari

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