Dog Story: Tale of Two Fosters. As told by Louise and Heart, the Dixie ChicksLouise: This is one of those sad tales that will have a happy ending.Heart: We came into ABR after being picked up by animal control. I was picked up four times before my old human figured out that without a fence I was not going to hang around. But he didn’t feed me all the time and I was always hungry. I started eating pebbles.L: I remember the furor when you started throwing them up. That really sent Herself into a tizzy. How did that mineral oil taste?H: Would you not interrupt me?L: So sorrreeeee.H: As I was saying . he left me the fourth time. Somewhere along the line, Louise came into my life.L: I only got picked up once but that was enough. We got real sick while we were loose and at animal control; no one helped us until ABR sent someone to our rescue.H: The nice lady picked us up and took us to a house where there were some other Brittanys.L: There we met Herself. Wow, was she mad! She said words about our old human that I’m not allowed to repeat because I’m just a toddler.H: She took us to a doctor and he gave us shots and pills and said it would take awhile for us to get better. Boy, was he right!L: You see, we were so sick we didn’t eat. I only weighted 17 pounds and Heart didn’t weight much more. On that day it became Herself’s mission to get us to eat. It was a hard one. Plus we didn’t make it easy.H: I think she tried every trick in her bag and it’s a big bag. We did give her hope by eating a piece of kibble out of her hand every now and then.L: Someone suggested Gerber baby hot dogs and we started to eat those.H: Don’t forget the Pupperonis. They were quite tastyL: They were! But they did not make Herself happy. Neither did the Vienna sausages that we decided we would eat one a day. She kept mumbling about dogs can’t live by sausage aloneH: I don’t see why not. Her and her chicken broth and yogurt and cat kibble and rice and roast beef and buttermilk. Yes, a dog can live on Vienna sausages and Pupperoni.L: And then it happened . we started to get well and eat “approved” food. But at first we would only eat it out of her hand.H: And then just off the floor. Then we progressed to paper platesL: There are still a whole pack of them that she bought the day before we decided we could eat out of a bowl. And the more we ate the better we got.H: We started to play. We took treats. We came out of our crates. We started to run. We got stronger.L: We started to hide things like Herself’s flip flops.H: Wait, you are the hider. Anyway, we got better and went from sick, scared puppies to healthy, fun loving toddlers.L: Now Herself says we have to move on.H: I don’t know why. there are still Pupperonis to eat. But she is right. So we are supposed to start interviewing for our own families.L: We can go together or not. I’m supposed to say we are orange and white. I’m about a year and a half old and Heart is about two. We both have good manners.H: If you have a fence, we respect it! Herself said that was important so people don’t think we are a ” flight risk”.L: I don’t know what that is but it makes Herself happy. That seems to be the goal around here. So if you need a new friend who likes to play hide and seek here I am.H: If you a more sensible companion, I’m here too.Hoping to hear from you,Heart and Louise, the Dixie ChicksThe Dixie Chicks are spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative and on preventative.