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pointerfan
June 4th, 2004, 12:49 AM
I am a new member & I wanted to share my story as to how I acquired my pointers Julia & Amelia. I was working as a nurse in the community, caring for a lady at her home. The family had a pointer who they kept chained up in their (fenced) yard. They had a large vegetable garden so I guess they didn't want to give her full run of the yard. She was a hunting dog and they called her Julia. The poor dog was just skin & bones. I worked the night shift a lot so I would sneak outside and feed her. She was very friendly, delighted to have someone pay attention to her. As the weeks went on she was looking skinnier & skinnier. I couldn't stand it any longer & told the son of the woman to take her to the vet or I would call the Humane Society. He didn't want the responsibility. He asked me if I could do it! He finally talked to his dad who agreed to give me the dog. The night I brought her home, she willingly jumped into the car. The next day, I took her to the vet for a complete checkup. She had ear mites, fleas and was malnourished. With lots of loving care & attention she regained her health. The vet estimated her age to be two years. That was over ten years ago. Today Julia is happy, healthy and an absolute joy. Her "sister" Amelia was adopted almost three years ago from the Toronto Humane Society. She was featured on Breakfast Television, age ten and a mirror image of Julia. I had never considered adopting another dog but after I saw Amelia I couldn't stop thinking about her. I contacted the Humane Society and arranged to meet Amelia. My husband said the decision to adopt her would be up to Julia! We met with Amelia & her foster Mom at a leash free area in the beaches. The dogs liked each other but the real test would be if Julia would accept her in her home. A few days later, Amelia was brought to the house and there was nothing but animosity between then. I knew then it would be a perfect match! They only had one quarrel a few days later when it was feeding time. Amelia established herself as top dog. Julia actually waits for her to be served before she starts eating her own food! They are referred to as the Pointer Sisters and everywhere we go people ask me if they are twins. They are my pride and joy, my sweet girls.

glasslass
June 4th, 2004, 01:35 AM
That is so heartwarming!!! Neat story!

Iggette
June 4th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Welcome to the board Pointerfan, and yes nice story, great ending Do you have pics?

Spoiled
June 4th, 2004, 10:52 AM
Thats wonderful that you decided to adopt and rescue. Your pets must be the most wonderful companions. :)

Lucky Rescue
June 4th, 2004, 11:57 AM
How wonderful! So nice of you to take these dogs and give both of them such great lives!!:)

pointerfan
June 4th, 2004, 12:55 PM
This picture was taken at my inlaws' house last fall. I have yet to buy a digital camera of my own. When I do, there will be a lot more!

Lucky Rescue
June 4th, 2004, 02:00 PM
The Pointer Sisters are just beautiful!!:)

Iggette
June 4th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Awwwww priceless :)

chico2
June 4th, 2004, 05:27 PM
You definetly did a good thing for both these girls and they are beautiful,welcome to pets.ca.There are tons of good dog-people here,me I am just a lowly 3-cat owner :D

Luba
June 4th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Pointer mama you are a sweetheart and these girls are beautiful :D

My girl is a rescue as well, they make such wonderful companions.

deerclan
June 4th, 2004, 09:30 PM
heeehaaaaa....more pointers I just love it!
Great pics would love to see more

DeerClan