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To My "Old Lemon" Gubz
Dec 4

To My "Old Lemon" Gubz

  Just over a year ago, we were lucky enough to bring you home from BARCS. You came into our lives bruised and broken from a rough past, but full of the most heart I’ve ever experienced in a dog. When we found you at the shelter that day, you had a dent in your head, a hole in your heart and scars all over your face. But to me, you looked perfect.   You showed up at a time in our lives when we needed love and laughs mo...

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How Adopting Underdogs Heals Hearts
Dec 2

How Adopting Underdogs Heals Hearts

  We have been fortunate enough to have three fabulous BARCS alumni in our family. We started with Murphy, a super senior hospice case who was found to have a very large tumor within days of coming home with us. Unfortunately, he passed away a week later, and we were devastated.      After our loss, the BARCS team encouraged me to come meet another special member of the family: Lady. She had been a BARCS res...

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I Rescue You, You Rescue Me
Nov 27

I Rescue You, You Rescue Me

  We lost my beloved first cat, Calvin, in May of this year after 16 years with him. My husband and I have three other cats, but Calvin was special, and it left a huge hole in our lives. We weren't sure we wanted another cat anytime soon, but one Saturday a few weeks later, I suggested we stop by BARCS just to see how it felt to consider the idea.   I was sure we wouldn't find any cat worthy of taking Calvin's pl...

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Looking to Adopt the "Unadoptable"
Nov 26

Looking to Adopt the "Unadoptable"

  When I met The Reverend Banana Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt, he was still named Tango 6 at BARCS. He was fresh from the streets as a six year old and had a HUGE cancer lump on his back foot. He was incredibly sweet and loved rubs, and I was taken right away.    I had been living on my own for about a year and was getting lonely. Having spent my entire life at my parent’s house with cats, I knew that Froyo was just ...

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Perfectly Imperfect Little Wicket
Nov 25

Perfectly Imperfect Little Wicket

  Wicket was perfect, and he was mine from the moment I saw him curled on his bed at BARCS, unresponsive to any attempts at interaction. At first, I was hesitant since he was about nine years and how bad he looked. I was worried I wouldn’t be good enough for him—but I knew that I would love him unconditionally and would do everything in my power to make sure Wicket was healthy and happy for his golden years. He clearly need...

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