Snapple was my third Westie adopted in 2004. I found Snapple at the Washington Animal Rescue League; a no kill center with lots of volunteers who play with the rescued animals in their care. I went there to help a friend choose a dog to be her companion. While my friend filled out papers, I wondered around and found Snapple in a kennel by herself. She was surrendered to the shelter because she was old: estimated to be 14 or 15. My heart melted and knew that I would be devistated if someone threw me away simply because I was old. Although this was a no-kill center, I could not stand the thought of this wonderful little Westie living out her remaining years in a cage. I adopted Snapple with the intention of putting her into the Rescue pool with Westie Rescue, Inc. The president of the organization refused her because of her age. I was appauled for this organization had plenty of money and resources to care for and place Snapple. I wondered when Westie Rescue, Inc stopped rescuing Westies. It was certainly clear that they became more selective and only rescued certain types of Westies. Thank goodness, Westie Rescue, Inc is not the only Rescue Group in the area.
I took Snapple home with me and she lived an additional 2 1/2 years in the lap of luxury. Her favorite place on the couch was next to the arm rest with her elbow resting in a sassy manner. She loved cuddles and carrots. Snapple is posing photo by herself with her fur dyed green for the Mardi Gras… Mardi Paws with the Mystic Krewe of College Bark 2006. She went on to the rainbow bridge www.rainbowbridge.com the following month. A proper lady always knows when to leave the room.