Ooh, how exciting, I just checked the blog prompt for today, and it's a quick and easy one for me, so I'm actually posting on the right day (well, almost!)! I might need a bit of a lie down :-)
Today's prompt is to post our favourite photo, and this is mine:
This is our beautiful collie/sheltie cross Molly in our garden the day after she came to live with us. She was nearly one year old and she'd had a very troubled start in life. At 8 weeks old, someone discarded her in a ditch in Tipperary in winter. She survived because a kind passerby heard her crying and took her home before handing her in to the Tipp Off Animal Rescue. They took care of her for a month before sending her to Heathlands Animal Sanctuary in Royston. She was rehomed quickly, but the family split up a few months later, so she was passed around friends for a while before being sent back to Heathlands at just the right time for us to find her.
I love this picture for a few reasons. She's at her prettiest, and looks so bright eyed and happy - it really sums up her character for me. Less than 24 hours earlier she was shaking with nerves at being driven away from the seventh house she thought was going to be her home, but here she is looking like she's ready for anything. When I look at this picture I see the huge change it represents for her and for us. It makes my heart ache for all the abandoned dogs out there for whom rescue will come too late, but it also makes me so happy we could help little Molly. I just hope we can always live up to the expectation in her face!