There's only one conclusion...We all fall down. (cutiepie74) wrote in nola_pets,
There's only one conclusion...We all fall down.
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Rooster and Isabella, heading to New Orleans...

I wanted to introduce my babies, who will be going back to New Orleans with me at the end of the week. They haven't been to the city since December, 2004. They are both rescue dogs. I've had Isabella since February, 2002, when she was approximately 2 months old. I've had Rooster since September, 2003, when he was approximately a year old.

Isabella, of course, is a prima donna, an attention whore and so completely spoiled. She is so much like me, it is ridiculous. Don't let the cute pictures fool you :P I usually call her Stinker-bella because she is so rotten. We do have a very special bond, though. She was my contract to myself to stay alive after my best friend in Austin was murdered (November 23, 2001). She and I have been through a lot together, including an abusive relationship that ended in a protective order. I must've apologized to her a million times that night.

Rooster is still semi-feral. He was dumped in the woods with his siblings and spent the first two months of his life in the wild. He has come a long way and is the sweetest dog ever. However, my friend says he has a Sybil side to him. But, it's always been for show and he's never harmed anything in his life. I think that's how he survived in the woods, but I constantly have to monitor for bikes, motorcycles, trucks that sound like motorcycles. He gives me a workout when we're out on our walks. The ladies at his foster house told me that even their ferrets bullied him. He was in his foster house for 5-6 months, before I adopted him, and he was the pet with them the longest. I honestly believe that Rooster has the soul of an angel and I believe he has paid his debt to the universe. On the plus side, most guys are afraid to walk past me when I'm out with Rooster.

Taking them back with me is going to be a big step for me. I've been so nervous about the city, the trash and the gunfire, especially off Elysian Fields. But, I did find a vet that I really like, out in Covington. I used to work with him at the Animal Emergency Center from 1998-1999. His name is Dr. Gregory Labranche and I highly recommend him. To me, he's worth the drive. If he could be my people doctor, I would so hire him.

Well, take care and thanks for letting me say "hi."


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So cute! Good luck with your move.

As a Best Friends volunteer last year, I picked up a cat who had been treated at a vet clinic in Covington. I wish I could remember the name of it, but they seemed very nice. They had donated some of their services to treating Katrina animals.