For the full story, you can read it HERE. My husband, Cassidy, had been casually (or not casually) perusing photos of dogs in need of rescue and he fell in love with a young Husky/Basenji mix puppy who had been given a rough start to her life. Luckily through a wonderful rescue organization and foster family experience, he went to pick Athena up in Vermont one chilly morning last March. We thought he was at work. Both kids were sick. Cassidy suddenly pulled into the driveway, ran into the house, and called for me to get my camera to photograph a supposed dent on his car. There was no dent. He was not at work.
And that is how we became rescue pet owners. The process was similar when we got our cats, although not as surprising since I was in on it. We have found the greatest love in our dog Athena, and we are so thankful every day that we rescued her, and she rescued us too. We have incredible times with her in the garden, and with snuggling, and at our town’s wonderful and adventurous dog park. Scarlet takes an active part in the dog’s care and training, and we hope for the same for Des. We are now avid rescue pet owners and supporters. We took a chance on her and she took one on us.
Recently I noticed that Athena didn’t seem satisfied with her food. We give her a dry food, and she’s somewhere in between a small dog and a big dog. I looked into adding a natural wet food into her current feeding routine and found something good:
The new Natural Balance Delectable Delights can be used as full meals for smaller dogs, and as easy additions to a current feeding routine for larger dogs. They can be found at Pet Smart, Petco, or your specialty pet store. We put ours on dry food.
Athena is a low-maintenance dog. She is quiet and clean and calm. She is safe around our children. She can travel with us and was a VERY good moose companion. She didn’t even help us find moose, or bark at them. She pretty much just napped and thought we were all crazy when we screamed that we had seen another moose! Talk about mellow.. BUT.. just because she’s mellow, doesn’t mean she doesn’t need a lot of good care. The magic ingredients in making Athena happy are: 1. Good food, like Delectable Delights! 2. Plenty of water, and all-day access to it. 3. Exercise, and we are NOT great about that and she will let us know. 4. Affection. 5. LOVE. Love is the #1 ingredient, isn’t it? She is our family member and we love her as such.
– Delectable Delights® Surf ‘N TurfTM
– Delectable Delights® Duck’en-itasTM
– Delectable Delights® Fish N’ ChicksTM
Natural Balance was founded on the philosophy of providing pets with premium quality nutrition based on sound scientific principles and backed by their Buy with Confidence program. Delectable Delights are grain free and cooked to perfection in a savory broth. There are fun flavors to surprise and delight dogs, and it’s great for dogs of all sizes. Athena certainly thinks so!