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Ava’s One Year Anniversary

Happy Birthday and Adoption Day to Ava!
Happy Birthday and Adoption Day to Ava!
Happy Birthday and Adoption Day, dear Ava-roo!
Happy Birthday and Adoption Day to you!

Ava turned 9 on April 15th.  Yesterday, May 7th, was her adoption day. We decided to celebrate the two dates together with this cake!


Ava-roo Romping in the Snow

One of my favorite videos on this blog is Gracie playing in the snow.  Well I thought it was Ava-roo’s turn.  After all, she’s  a Tibetan Lion Dog — she has snow somewhere in that gene pool of hers.  As you can see, she enjoys it.

Ava as she was

taken april 2010

This is Ava when she was in foster care. She’s very skinny. We’re posting this picture as a benchmark. Life is really looking up for Ava-roo.

This is the description from the rescue place:

Asia in an 8 year old, small Shih Tzu who was turned in by her owner because she was frightened of the small children and very nervous in the home.  Asia is very sweet.  Within two days at her foster home, Asia was wagging her tail and following foster mom everywhere.  Asia loves to lay on the couch and get cuddled.  Asia is housebroken and very well behaved.  Asia needs someone who will shower her with attention and help her realize how wonderful she is.  Asia will not be adopted to a home with childre as her previous experience with children traumatized her.  Asia is being fostered in the Wester suburbs of Illinois and will only be adopted locally.

Some Hints
I think it takes a while for the videos to load... they're HD format and are pretty big files. If you click on the arrow and then immediately click the pause button. This allows the video to load. Once there is more grey line than black line, you should be able to press the play button. Enjoy.