Do you like my name? I sure do! Its pronounced um-ell-ee.
I don’t believe in living in the past, so all I will say is mine was not so good. I try to forget and my rescuers don’t know, so that made it much easier for me to break free from it. It all came to a head when I was surrendered to a shelter and needed lifesaving pyometra surgery. That's enough about then…let me tell you about now. I had surgery the day after I arrived at the shelter and a kind volunteer contacted some rescues because she didn’t want me coming back to the cold shelter floor. I had a nice, warm bed to sleep in at Pawsitively Pom Rescue before the day was over.
I was sore and painful when I got there. They gave me good food, some water and meds, a big round comfy bed, and a cozy pen so I could rest peacefully. They wanted to give me love, but I really didn’t know the meaning of the word. When they approached and sat in my pen with me, I flashed my warning look. I didn’t know these people…in fact, I didn’t really know people at all...let alone what a kind hand was. So whatever the lady was offering, I wasn’t having it. I spent the two weeks recuperating...watching…listening. There were many other dogs in this rescue and they all seemed to love this lady. But let me tell you, I did not! I didn't know her...didn't trust her...and wasn't letting her or any dog get within a foot of me. She was really persistent and I guess I’m too ladylike for my own bite as she wasn’t fazed by it one bit. So the days passed and I watched all these dogs being petted and talked so sweetly to. So I decided to give her a try, but I let her know quickly that her hand must not go below my head. The next day, I realized how good a back scratch is. From there, I realized love has no bounds. For the next chapter of my life, I would like a home without kids. I think I would actually like someone to call my very own.
I am about 8 years old they say and I like the number 8. It is the symbol of harmony and balance...turn it sideways and it stands for infinity. You give me harmony and balance and I will repay you with infinite love and affection. I weigh about 13 pounds. The doctors have given me vaccines, ensured I was free of parasites and diseases, and implanted a microchip. Of course, I am spayed and I will have my teeth cleaned in the very near future. I have completely housetrained. I LOVE LOVE LOVE big, snuggly dog beds. I also like those human beds too! I’m not completely used to this awesome food I get, so stand back at feeding time….because I’m all over it!! I’ve learned that other small dogs are not a threat and I can co-exist with them. Who knows…maybe one day I will even play. It’s all a new world for me and I’m ready for you to guide me through it. Today, I have labeled myself a lover of love. Pet me…talk to me…walk with me…and I will be your friend til the end!! Be slow…be patient…be understanding…and I will give you complete unconditional love. I have been rescued…now let me rescue you!!
To adopt Amelie, please submit an application at PomPaws.org. Her $250 adoption fee ($150 for senior citizens 65+) includes core vaccines (rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordatella), spay, heartworm/lyme test, microchip, recent dental cleaning, and all the love you can handle.
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