SPECIAL MOMENTS with THE CUDDLY MEMBERS of OUR COMMUNITYBY MIA, RESCUED DOG-DAUGHTER OF PROUD PARENTS KIMBERLY (MISS LADY) AND BRIAN JONES
Hi, My Sanford Magazine Readers! My name is Mia and I came to be a Sanford dog last August. Ididn’thave the best time of it in my former life and became a stray doggie in Fort Walton. It was hard being onmy own. I became very frightened of everything around me, and I got very sick.
The struggle was real.
The nice people at Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue took me in and got me on my way to becoming a healthylemon Beagle girl. It was a long, hard road and without donations for my medical care, volunteers whotransported me where I needed to go, and kind fosters who opened their homes to me, I would nothave survived.
Now I’ve been adopted by Miss Lady and the Brian, who are helping me trust people again and gainconfidence in my surroundings. I’ve learned so many tricks! Miss Lady thinks I’m very smart and theBrian always tell me how pretty I am. We go for lots of walks around Sanford’s Historic District and I getto meet lots of people who are very kind to me. Miss Lady thinks it helps me to dress up, which I’m nottoo sure about. But it makes her really happy, so who am I to say? I have cute costumes for all occasions.
Miss Lady thinks pure joy comes in fur and has four paws, so I’ve managed to steal her heart. And hersofa. And even her voice on her Facebook page. (And now I’m writing a magazine article!)Rescue is truly the power of love, and I hit thelove jackpot for sure. Sometimes the Brian says hedoesn’t notice the scar on my nose when I come into his office for treats. He just sees the light in myeyes, and he is so glad I’m a little less scared of him these days. He wonders if I remember my badtimes.
I do remember. I always will. But as I lay my head on Miss Lady’s lap, I can’t help but have a new mantra:
This snuggle is real
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