is another original import from the Czech Republic. She is
very, very ,extra special as I had to leave her behind when I
rescued her sisters Nicky and Yasmin. It broke my
heart that I could not rescue her at the time, but fate stepped
in and ten months later her owner decided to “cut back” and
put her up for sale.
Nicky and Yasmin's owner told me that there was another sister
and that they were “keeping” her, I could not help but feel
sick to my stomach – guilty that I could only rescue two of
them. Now I can rest easy knowing that another of Balu’s
daughters is safe and sound. I am so happy that Nelly will
now have the same chance at a new life as her sisters.
was also considered a “favorite” of ther owner and out of
the three sisters Nelly is
the most outgoing and seems to have dealt well with the sort of
life she was subjected to.
She loves the creek, loves the woods and gets so excited
when I take her outside. Her nose never leaves the trail and her
never stops wagging. The first time she saw the creek she didn't
hesitate and jumped right in. She was splashing water, never
thinking for one minute that she should be scared. She is a
go-getter, a feisty little thing that has already made me smile
just by watching her play and frolic. It took four years for her
to be able to do these things but she is doing them now, making
up for lost time.
when I think I’m full up on favorites, another comes in and
Nelly is now one of them. She has a spirit that I’m sure kept
her temperament intact and she has a confidence that is rare in
puppy mill clumbers. She gets a little rattled at new things and
is still testing the waters, but I’ve no doubt that once she
is comfortable with her new surroundings she is going to bring
with her a joy that is felt by all who meet her.
Clumbers in Need group was deciding on a new name for a new
beginning, there were all kinds of great names offered; however,
while out walking her the day after she was rescued the name
Nelly just came to me – it suits her and she is a Nelly - a
wonderful, sweet, Nelly.
is a wonderful example of what being patient can do. Had I given
up and forgotten about her she would have been sold to yet
another puppy miller, but I kept her in my heart and she found
her way to me.
though Nelly's sire Balu Bohemia Clumber was never given a
chance to know what being free was all about, I am sure Yasmin,
Nicky, and now Nelly will take full advantage of their new
beginnings . Even though I was too late to help Balu, at
least three out of his four daughters are safe and have
wonderful futures ahead of them.