Sunday, April 6, 2008


Remember Elsa/Shelby/Elsa the starving rescue dog? Matt brought Elsa back this weekend to collect Molly (that's the sad part for us, but we're all very happy for Molly and Matt), and he brought Elsa's LARGE friend Roman, too. Roman is a neutered male Cane Corso, a type of Italian Mastiff. We all had a reunion at Deb and Merle's old house, and Elsa was so happy to see everyone! She'll take over from here.

I about turned inside out for Merle! That blur is my wagging tail. And yes, I am standing on my head.

Hi Deb! You still have treats? You do! Look how pretty I sit for you.

Yup, right there, Merle! You still got the touch!

Wheeeee! This is the hall I ran down all the time, Roman! Can't catch me!!!

He's rubbing ME now, my big slobbery friend! Wait your turn. Isn't my coat beautiful? And can you believe my muscles!

Pay no attention to the gigantic blue dog at your feet, Molly. I am SOOO glad we found you again. We must never ever lose you ever.

Here is my awesome, happy family. I have a family! No one can take it away. I am being the best dog in the world and I share with Roman and he's really kind of good company if you don't mind slobber, and I don't, and Molly and Matt love me and they are mine forever and I got to come say thank you to Deb and Merle and ... I wil never again look like when Deb and Merle found me

because I, Elsa Shelby Elsa have a family
and they love me
and I love them forever and ever

Elsa has been to her new vet at her new home, and has gained enough weight and is healthy enough to start her heartworm treatment. After she is all clear of heartworms, she can get spayed. And then, she can just be a happy, loved, loving dog.

It is purely a miracle.

hug your hounds, extra tight tonight!


  1. That's gotten me all teary-eyed now... I'm so happy for everyone, but especially Elsa! Can you believe that first photo and how she looks now? That was what did me in:-)
    Hugs all around,
    Tell Molly and all good bye... I wish I was there!
    laurie and gang

  2. It really is a miracle and she looks GREAT! That blue dog sure is handsome, she is lucky to have such a wonderful and great looking family! You guys all did a great job!

  3. Oh that was so lovely. And how beautiful and healthy and happy Elsa looks. You must be over the moon. :D

  4. This is one of the bestest stories!

  5. This is just the best story ever! How I love Elsa and everyone who has looked after her. She is looking wonderful! Thank you to all of you.
    Best Wishes, Lesley

  6. Elsa looks so awesome! We're so very happy for her!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Look at her, she looks fabulous, and so very contented, I love it!

    Toodle pip
    Harry x

  8. What great news and great pictures

  9. I'm so happy I could cry - oh - I am crying (a little). Thank you to all humans who helped Elsa. What a great story for her.


  10. Hoy hay fiesta en casa de los Renzullis!!!

  11. just a wonderful story all around - so happy for all the people and dogs involved

  12. Our best wishes to the whole, sweet bunch of them

    gussie and muzzer

  13. That is the best news we have heard for a while. Shelby/Elsa look so happy. I hope everything will go well for her again from now on.

    Good luck to her on her heartworm treatment.


  14. Oh my want a sad site, how could anyone let a poor sweet pup starve. Love Happy ending Thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow...what an amazing transformation! I hope you and your friends get the warm fuzzies when you see how she's turned out, and recognize it is 100% due to your love and dedication! There's no deflecting that credit! Also, it takes a pretty special dog to give it the fight, restore her faith in humans, and pull through with that sweet attitude.

  16. How wonderful for Elsa and what a happy, happy beginning.

  17. woofies and burfs, sooo happy elsa got a new furever happy home...she lookies verwy good now...

    b safe,
    rocky, bear and angel lacylulu ;)

  18. WoooHooo!!! I am so happy to see Elsa and her new family. I am typing through tears!!! It is just how I had hoped things would work out. Please give her tons of kisses from her Canadian angel and please forward my email to Molly so she can keep us up to date if she has the time. Keep well Patience. Cara

  19. My goodness does she look good! Her coat is beautiful and it's nice to not see her ribs. :) What a good girl!

  20. We are so happy that Elsa/Shelby et al are so happy!! What a WONDERFUL family!! Martha and P-Doggy

  21. This reunion story just fills my heart. Thanks for the update Patience. Lucky dogs. Lucky people.

  22. we just LOVE happy endings.....hooray!!!


  23. It made us so happy to see Elsa now! What a difference makes a lovely and caring family! Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. I just LOVE happy endings, especially when they concern rescued dogs! What a transformation, and what a happy, happy girl she is now!

    The "before" picture brought me to tears - but the "after" pictures change them to tears of happiness.
    Thanks to all who had a hand in her rescue and progress. What a great story!

  25. Wow..that's all I can think of to say at the moment.

  26. I'm so happy to hear about Elsa again! Thanks for the update. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts that her heartworm treatment goes smoothly.


  27. gotta love the Cane Corso as a dog, we have the pleasure in owning a Blue girl called believe it or not Blue, before owning Blue we'd never heard of the breed and now we would'nt want any other dog


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