My name is Michelle.  My husband Mark and I adopted Piglet, a staffordshire terrier mix, from AAL almost a year-and-a-half ago.  She is now 2 years old and so beautiful!  The story below was written by AAL volunteer, Beth, in December 2008…

“I just thought I would share a great story.. Never say Never right???

Piglet is a black, Pittie girl that was found in the rain on the streets one night. Even though Jennifer and Daniel (the people who found her) had many things going on (7 months pregnant, moving out of town, etc.) they DID NOT TURN THEIR BACKS ON PIGLET!!! They brought her in…oh, and did I mention Piglet had absolutely no hair- YES she had mange.  They vetted Piglet and went above and beyond to get her well….many vet appointments and care for her.  Well, Kylie put out a plea for help for Piglet to the group as things were getting desperate.  Jennifer was going to have her baby and they were moving to Minnesota! But who would be able to take a black Pittie girl with mange that was probably living on the streets?? Piglet stayed on my mind and I was able to meet her. What a sweetheart.  My friend and co-worker (Michelle) said she wanted to meet her; she just has that way about her.  AAL didn’t have a foster so Michelle and Mark my friends said they would foster her until we got one…as one of our new fosters, Jennifer, was going to help after the holidays.  Well, Piglet has been fostered by my friends for a month now and they have fallen in love…. they say she is the best little girl–great with kids and people and very sweet…great inside and very obedient!! THEY HAVE DECIDED TO ADOPT HER!!! Today I had a doggie play date with Piggy (that’s what we call her) and my doggies including Boomer(yes I still have him) and signed the papers.  Piglet is now with a loving family and I can tell she is truly happy!!!

At the beginning of Piglet’s journey I think one email said… this poor girl needs a miracle… Well, just thought I would share that Piglet has gotten hers… Here is a picture about 1 month ago and here she is now at Christmas… still has a way to go with her skin but she is now very much loved and has her forever home!!!
For all my Pittie lovers out there–it’s worth it!!!!!!!
Thank you Daniel and Jennifer for not turning a blind eye to a dog in need.. You have made a difference!
Thanks Kylie and Jennifer for helping along the way!
Happy 2009!”
Beth K.

What a story, huh?  And thank you AAL and Beth K. for Piglet.  (She is also great with our parrot by the way!  Well, in the sense that she doesn’t try to eat him…)  I am still amazed at what the people who found her (Daniel and Jennifer) did for her.  They gave us all of her vet records and the amount of money, time, and energy they spent on a stray that they couldn’t keep is unbelievable!  They were just regular people with a lot going on who looked beyond themselves for this ugly street dog in the rain (and yes, when we first saw photos of Piglet we laughed and said she was so ugly–we we didn’t want her!)  There is a special place in heaven for Daniel and Jennifer; I pray that they receive the blessings they deserve.  Piglet makes us so happy; she is so dang cute!  I have attached the 2 photos that Beth referred to in her story, as well as 2 more recent photos.  One is her in the pool at Camp Bark (July 2009) which she LOVES!  The other is from Nov. 2009.  Look at those ears!!  Who can resist her??  We cannot.
Michelle Kovack