Ursa’s Joy

Maggie, the Shepherd, arrived at our home in June of 2020. Ursa, the abandoned Cattle Dog, would’ve been coyote bait at the time. The rescue’s owner needed to leave a leash on her for a month in order to catch her. After three months and a foster stint, she’d barely learned to trust.

Flash forward to September of 2020. Energetic, seven-month-old Maggie needed a buddy. When I phoned our rescue contact, she hesitated. Ursa remained shy, but as our Tallulah had been anxious at first, she let us have a trial run with Ursa. It’s been eighteen months, many belly rubs and doggy bones, but now Ursa greets every morning with unbridled joy. I let her outside and she does a couple down dog poses, then rolls with delight. In my mind, she’s welcoming in a great new day in a loving, safe home.

Ursa finally has soft eyes. She trusts us and we appreciate her. She now plays tug-of-war with the neighbors 110# Bernese Mountain dog puppy. She still skitters when something drops on the floor, but I can sit on the couch and read the paper next to her. I hope your spring is filled with love, joy, and trust in a great future!

About Sally Brandle

Author, horse lover, gardener, pastry enabler, and thankful wife and mother. Very proud of both novels, The Hitman's Mistake and Torn by Vengeance, published by Soul Mate Publishing. The Targeted Pawn releases in March of 2020. Multi-award winning author Sally Brandle weaves slow-burning romance into edgy suspense, motivating readers to trust their instincts. Growing up as a tomboy alongside brothers prepared her to work in a male-centric industry, raise sons, and create action packed stories featuring strong women. She thrives on creating unintentional heroines who conquer their vulnerabilities and partner with heroes to outwit cunning villains.
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2 Responses to Ursa’s Joy

  1. viola62 says:

    I love swatching dogs! They possess such love and joy! I also love holding them!

  2. Susan J Berger says:

    Love the rypics of Ursa and hearing her story.

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