FLEUR & ROOS

13020512_1134885639888871_2003050333_nToday I have double rescue joy! Let me introduce you to Fleur and Roos, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels owned by my best friends Jeroen and Nienke.

Fleur is 9 years old and was adopted 5 years ago. One day when Nienke was groceries shopping, Jeroen gave her a call to ask if she could also bring some dog food and a dog bed. He had been surfing the internet and found a dog available for adoption, not far from their house. That same day they went to have a look and there was Fleur. Her previous owner wasn’t able to look after het anymore for health reasons. They were very sad to put her up for adoption, but they didn’t have another choice. Fleur was adorable and of course they took her home. When they got home they took her for a nice walk and she seemed to be all fine with it. She is very calm and affectionate. They both love to have her company since!

12992832_1134885686555533_1871109432_nAfter a year they saw another Cavalier on the internet who was available for adoption. It was a bit further from their house, but they decided to have a look anyway. Roos lived with people who rescued abused and neglected dogs. The amount of dogs was a bit much at that moment and so they were looking for forever home for Roos. She was very sweet and friendly and so yes.. they took her home too! When they came home, meeting Fleur went really well and they are inseparable ever since. Friends for life.. real BFF’s! She just turned 9 in March, but looks much younger with her big puppy eyes.

They both have very different characters, but that is what’s making it so fun to have them, says Nienke. Fleur is the most cheeky as she regularly takes a walk by herself. Luckily she always came home safely so far. And Roos.. well.. she isn’t that clever, haha! She needs a bit of extra support now and then. Though she is full of enthusiasm and always comes running to you being all happy.

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left: Fleur / right: Roos

They both love to run around in the forrest near their house, to go for long refreshing walks on the Dutch dikes near the sea, sleeping with the cat(all 3 in 1 dog bed.. they make sure it fits, haha!), playing with the chickens and their mini pig.

They are also very child friendly and that is a good thing as their almost 1 year old daughter is totally in love with them!

Now and then they have a trim, bath and blow dry and they are ok with that, but the most fun part is to roll in a nice fresh towel afterwards. A joy to watch! They definitely bring a lot of happiness and it’s so nice to hear that both of them are living such a nice life full of attention and love!

Do you also have a dog you adopted and would you like me to tell his/her story here on my blog to inspire others? By entering you can win a small price too! So where are you waiting for? Please send me a message!

Don’t shop, Adopt!

12833400_1107495425961226_2137581699_nI’m a big supporter of adopting animals instead of getting them from breeders. There are so many animals looking for a lovely home. All for different reasons, but all asking for love and attention.
It breaks my heart to see all the sad faces in shelters or the advertisements of animals looking for a new home because of all sorts of reasons.
It’s such a joy to see animals who are rescued. You can see happiness and peace back in their eyes. Every owner of a rescued animal will agree that it’s the most satisfying feeling ever!

Under ‘ANIMALS’ you can find 2 other categories: ‘Adopt!’ and ‘Rescue Joy!’.

ADOPT!
To show my support for animals who are waiting for their hero, I will promote animals under ‘Adopt!’. You can send me animals who are desperately looking for a new home. Hopefully I can help rehoming animals from shelters or prevent them of going there in the first place. What do you have to do?
– Tell me the name, age and gender of the animal.
– Write a story about: why he/she is looking for a new home, his/her character, any details which might be helpful to find a perfect forever home. (child friendly, friendly with other animals, is on medication etc.)
– Send me 3 of the best pictures you have of the animal.

RESCUE JOY!
To promote adoption (and just because it’s so wonderful to see all these happy faces) you can send me an email with a success story. I will pick somebody every month and share it on my blog under ‘Rescue Joy!’.

What do you have to do?
– Tell me the name, age and gender of your animal.
– Write a story about your animal and the rescue. (max 500 words)
– Send me 3 of the best pictures you have of your animal.

I’d love to hear from you! Thank you! X