One year ago today, someone surrendered sweet Chick to Chicago Animal Control where she would spend the next 11 days until Anna Friedman would pick her out from hundreds of other dogs and One Tail at a Time would come to the rescue.
From there she would spend over a month with Kelly Jo until Josh Hilgendorf and I saw her photo and became instantly hooked.
In that one year she has been featured in the Chicago Tribune on Take your Pet to Work Day, joined Chicago SociaBulls to hang with the big guys (sweet pits can love a feisty chi), been enrolled in a Canine Good Citizen Class, had her picture taken by a professional photographer (cc: Kelly Johnson Photography) and plastered onto an Xmas card.
She has made numerous visits to the nursing home where my grandma who has always been terrified of dogs decided suddenly she would love Chick, met the very special dogs I grew up with who I wish I still lived with, attended Christmas dinner with a crazy sweet bulldog pup and survived, and now sleeps above my head every night. What a year, Chick. Love you sweet pup!!
(Photo via Kelly Johnson Photography)
In just over a week, we’ll be packing our bags and moving. Up one floor. It’s a long story, but this past fall we found out that an investment company had bought our unit and we needed to find a new place to live. Or buy the unit. Since buying wasn’t an option, we hit the pavement and began our search. Read more
On Friday we attended the Houndstooth Ball and it was wonderful. Lots of money was raised, Chick made some new friends and nearly inhaled her pupcake. Not to mention the venue, Architectural Artifacts, was lovely. The best part, though, was seeing all of the wonderful dogs who were adopted over the past year, who could have just as easily met a different fate at the city shelter.
For my birthday last week, Josh bought us tickets to the Houndstooth Ball, the annual holiday fundraiser and celebration hosted by One Tail at a Time. Not only do sales of the tickets go directly back to the organization, but it’s a time to celebrate all the wonderful rescues and adoptions that took place over the course of 2012. I’m so thankful that OTAT brought us to little Chick — she’s definitely the best part about our 2012 — and I can’t wait to see everyone else there tonight with their pups, celebrating the same thing.
(Top photo via, photo of Chicklet c/o Kelly Johnson Photography)