made ME strong!
Did you say I get to pick??
one is too little, ya think? Ahhhhh, this one's JUST RIGHT!!!
idea that adversity makes us stronger is a comfortable one. It
gives us hope that the trials and tribulations we go through in
life will make us better, or happier, or healthier. But sometimes
adversity does permanent damage. We don't know what hardships
were imposed on our darling Keena in her past life, but they had
a lingering effect on her, reducing a strong, gorgeous specimen
of the doberman breed to a nervous, unsure, fearful creature.
was the Keena who came to Bluegrass Doberman Rescue, and because
we were forthcoming about her issues no adoption applications
ever came her way. But she found love and lifelong friends in
her foster home and in our rescue, and together we have worked
on returning that trademark doberman spark and bravado to our
beloved girl. We didn't hide her away; we took her to the park,
to events, and on trips. We pushed her to be the dog she would
have been, had nasty, exploitative people not done their level
best to cripple her spirit. Her big brother Auggie, the apple
of her eye, has helped her more than anyone to overcome her fears.
Keena is a changed dog. She runs, she plays, she smiles. Once
awake all night, vigilant for the sounds of someone who might
come to hurt her, she now actually sleeps at night, her little
feet jiggling with the happy dreams of running and hunting as
dog should have. She loves all the foster siblings who come to
live with her, helping them to decompress, to learn the routine
of the house, and to relax and play. Keena does this like a pro;
after all, who would be better at teaching a fearful dog not to
be fearful anymore? And though she herself was never adopted,
she helps her fellow fosters to put their pasts behind them, and
to look forward enthusiastically to their own Gotcha Days.
will always carry some scars of her past on the inside, while
on the outside she is still drop-dead gorgeous. She refuses to
show her age, and at nine she regularly outruns and out jumps
her much younger foster siblings. It is in running that Keena
is truly happy; it's in running that she is truly free.
Special Needs If Any: None.
areas you adopt to: Not available.
Information: See above