Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Tara's Day!

Here in Britknitterville, we celebrate March 17 not as the traditional St. Patrick's Day, but as the day that sweet little Tara came to live with us! Four short years ago, Dad, my sister and I went to North Jersey to pick up Tara from the Brittany Transport. Let me tell you, that was one nervous trip. Tara was our first "rescue" from American Brittany Rescue and we had no idea how Emma and Sweet Mellie (who is gone now, sadly) would react to a full-grown newcomer. Needless to say, I'm pretty sure things are going to work out. :)

A more complete version of Tara's story is here, but who would believe that this skinny, scrawny, sun-bleached little girl would fit in so well.
The coloring in that picture is very accurate. She really was that sun bleached from being out on her own for so long. It breaks my heart to think of this little love-bug wandering the streets and roads of Arkansas, no one to scratch her belly or give her kisses... Thank God/Dog for American Brittany Rescue.

Just look at my honorary Irish Brittany now. Tara the little Tatty McTatters!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow - she looks so different! She sure does love that pillow!

Beth said...

Thank Dog, for sure! Happy Tara's Day to you and your crew!

She looks happy and pleasantly plump now!

Channon said...

Happy Tara Day to you! Tara's a nice Irish name, but I'm sure that was part of your plan.

Sue said...

Happy Tara's Day. I think every day is Tara's day . What a lucky lass to find such a warm loving home.

Gnat said...

Happy Tara day!! That's way more important that St. patty's day!!

Nichole said...

Happy Tara Day!!!!!!!!!

My kids are hoping she gets cake...

margo said...

Fabulous story.
I adore your blog and the babies.
All of your fur kids are so lucky to have you.

Thalia said...

Happy Tara Day! It's amazing to see the "before" and "after" lots of love and food photos. I'm glad she found you!

Some day I'll have to try to post photos of Maddie when we first got her - about 1/2 the size, all long legs and skinny. Now she has blossomed into tubular shape. :)

Criquette said...

What a fantastic job you've done with your beautiful little Irish girl.