Who is CookieBear?

Hello world! CookieBear here! I was found a few years ago, wandering the streets in New Mexico.  I was just a little girl then and I was pretty lonely and scared.  I was REALLY hungry and pretty nervous, but I was still a very happy girl.  Why was I happy? Because the nicest people in the world found me and took care of me until they found a forever mom for me!

Desert Paws NM Animal Rescue may have rescued me but they also rescued my forever mom.  She was so bored with life before I came along.  She kept to herself and didn’t really care about much.  She just went to work, day in and day out like a robot.  When she had a bad day she came home, turned on TV, tuned out, and ate junk food.  She didn’t care about taking care of herself.  Then I danced into her world and everything changed.  She started to care about things outside of herself and she even started taking better care of herself.  When she has a bad day now it doesn’t last long because she gets to come home and play with me! I’m making her stronger- inside and out everyday! The best part is, she wants to help my doggie and kitty friends at Desert Paws NM that haven’t found their forever homes yet.

My life as a rescued dog has been pretty darn amazing.  It was a little rough at first.  I was a ball of nerves and I wasn’t sure if I would end up being alone again.  The first night my new mom brought me home I was so tired from the car ride that I fell asleep in my mom’s arms.  But I woke up a lot because I wanted to make sure she was still there.  I had a hard time over the next few weeks but my mom read a lot of books and watched a lot of videos to find out about separation anxiety and how to alleviate it.  She found out about this awesome stuff called Rescue Remedy for Pets that helped calm me down.  Plus it tastes soooooooo yummy! I didn’t even know it was medicine.  I just knew that I loved how it tasted and how I felt after I took it.  Then my mom found out that she could help me get over my separation anxiety by setting up my crate with nice comfy blankets that smelled like her.  (I’m a big girl now and I don’t need my crate so much anymore but sometimes I still need it when there are thunderstorms).  It’s my safe place.  After setting up my comfy crate mom found out that if she left me alone for 15 minutes one day, then 30 minutes the next day, then an hour, and eventually a few more hours it was a lot easier on me.  Now I can stay alone while she goes to work and I know she will always come home for me.  No more stress for me! I still do a happy dance when she comes home.  I think it might be the best part of her day.  Sometimes I greet her with a nice soulful song too! “Barooooooo roo roo!”

I’m a very happy girl, as you can see from my pretty picture.  I’m super goofy and make my mom laugh a lot.  And people love me when I’m out on the town strutting my stuff.  Nobody can resist my gentle kisses! For awhile I thought my name was “Awwwwww” because that’s all I heard when mom would take me on walks.

I’m a dog that believes in paying it forward.  I was so lucky to be rescued and to be placed in the right home so now I want to help other dogs and cats that were just like me! Some dogs and cats have been very badly hurt and neglected and sometimes that makes it hard for them to get adopted.  Some of them are really scared or they are even more shy than I was.  Desert Paws NM does so much to help them overcome their challenges and they become the best pets! Rescued dogs and cats will love their rescuer forever and they will be grateful and happy.  You will see it in their eyes every time they look at you: “THANK YOU!” Rescue pets will teach you about resiliency.  We never give up so neither should you! We never stop loving and neither should you! If we can overcome the terrible ordeals some bad people have put us through you can get through just about anything in life. Have faith in us and we will have faith in you.

There are a lot of great dogs up for adoption through Desert Paws but the first dog that I want to help find a home is a sweet beautiful girl named Clementine.  She’s a Pitbull that was sadly used for breeding.  I don’t know how many puppies she had but it was probably a lot before Desert Paws rescued her.  She’s a beauty and she is soooooo nice and gentle.  Did you know that Pitbulls were originally considered Nanny Dogs? It’s no surprise to me- Clementine has wonderful motherly instincts and is great with all sorts of children (including puppies, kittens, and humans)! Just like me, she loves belly rubs! And did I mention what a pretty girl she is? I mean, just look at her.  Despite being treated so badly early in life she is very happy and trusting.  She is super-fun and loving.  She’s a kisser and a cuddler.  To learn more about Clementine visit DesertPawsNM.

That’s all for now.  Check back next week to hear more about the exciting tails of CookieBear and to learn about more of my adoptable friends!

P.S. Next week you’ll meet my foster brother, a cat named Sebastian.  He has a lot to say so I’m going to let him chime in on the next blog.

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