This is Annie, that’s what the kids in her foster home call her, so happy to have her as their foster dog and too young to understand animal rescue. A four month old pup with a sad past and a bright future. As for the past, we are always told that our stories are not “family friendly”, or “too judgmental” of previous owners, are too gloomy, too depressing, too sad and too hopeless. True, they are. In the lives of these animals we rescue, there has been little that was good. As for hopeless, we disagree. We saved Annie, with hope that someone will adopt her soon, want her, love her! Speaking out and telling how it is is the only change for change in the lives of these dogs, all of them. For Annie’s siblings, and we know there were more in this litter born outside in a cold winter night, it is sage to say that most likely, and sadly, they did not make it. No shelter, no food, no care. Do not imagine. We remain their ambassadors, their voice, their hope for change so that one day every pup born will be wanted, cherished, cared for and loved. It is easy to love Annie, sweet, affectionate, playful, loves kids and other dogs and cats and people and life and toys and sunshine and all the things a young pup should enjoy. If you adopt her, you become part of her rescue, all rescue. Tell me this is not hope!