The Adventures of a Pitty Princess who hails from Memphis, was saved by a Saint Named Donna, and who came to live in Nashville with Julie
February 9, 2009
Hi – my name is Julie and I am the official blogger for a Pit Bull named Snowflake. I am merely the conduit for her thoughts, feelings and experiences. She would Blog herself if only she had the time in her exciting new life, or an opposable thumb!
Snow has had a sad start to an 18 month life. We only know about her experiences from December of 2008 when Donna rescued her – what happened to her to leave her in the condition she was in we can only guess.
Please see this Video Montage which Donna created to chronicle Snow’s sad puppyhood in Memphis. As the video shows Donna has worked a miracle in healing this little Snow Angel. The photos are graphic but the healing is miraculous. Snow can teach us all a lot about the capacity for love and forgiveness.
Here is Snow’s story in pictures:
About Julie: I am Snow’s new companion. Donna asked me to write something about myself and Donna is a hard woman to say no to, so here goes:
I am a poet, a yogini and a Conservation Biologist. I started on this path of Conservation Biology later in life. I was inspired to go back to school at age 38, had the nerve to apply to Yale with no prior college science or math classes, and they were crazy enough to admit me. The reintroduction of wolves inspired me to do this and I studied wolves and their behavior in captivity and in the wild. I later worked on African endangered species issues and came to specialize in trying to find creative solutions to help people and wildlife around the world. My dogs have always been influential in my life. I learned so much from my two female huskies and they set me on this life path in so many ways. I can’t wait to find out why Snow has come into my life and to see what paths we will travel together!
About Snow: Snow is a female Pit Bull who in the 18 months since she arrived on Planet Earth has had the following happen: She had her ears cut almost completely off – Donna calls them ‘warrior ears’ and this is done on fighting dogs to make them look fearsome and to prevent dogs from losing too much blood while fighting (if they go into shock they cannot fight), she had puppies who most probably were born dead or froze or starved to death, she was fought and has the scars to prove it, she had a wire collar embedded into her neck which also has left its mark, her pelvis was fractured in 3 places, her knee is shattered, and she almost starved to death. Now enters Donna who has surely earned her place in doggie heaven and has enough good Karma to last several lifetimes!
About Donna: Donna is a lot like the dogs she rescues – her heart is huge, her courage is great and she doesn’t take no for an answer. I’ve only known her for a few weeks but have heard the awe in the voices of others in the Pit Rescue community and now that I’ve come to know her a little bit I understand completely. This Blog and Snow only exist because of Donna’s efforts. I hope she will add a few words here to describe who she is and why she does what she does…we love you Donna!
Snow and Julie
I’ve pasted Donna’s Petfinder entry for Snow which prompted me to write to her to inquire about adopting her:
Hi, my name is Snowflake. My foster mom said that the name Snowflake fits me because I am so white and so unique. Snowflakes are like fingerprints, no two are alike.
I am living in a foster home in a small town north of Memphis, Tennessee. I live with several other pit bulls (all rescues like me) and I like them a lot. Some of the dogs are quiet and some are rowdy but they are all very nice to me. When mom carried me inside her house, I was very frightened of all the dogs but she assured me that they would not hurt me, and she was right. They welcomed me into the pack!!!
My nights are spent sleeping on a big, soft comfortable bed with mom and a pit bull named Merci. Merci has very short ears like I do. Merci and I have a lot in common.
I have a broken pelvis but Doc Williams said my hip will heal with time and tender loving care. Before I came to live with my foster mom and all of these dogs, I lived in hell and have the scars to prove it….. I am not sure how I came to be rescued, but I am thankful that I was…..
Snowflake is one of the most perfect dogs I have rescued since I began rescuing dogs some years ago. I would love to keep her myself but because I am a rescuer, I must let her go so I can rescue other dogs that are in similar tragic situations.