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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:22 PM
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We are the proud parents of a Glenn Greenwald puppy...she was born early this morning
I wrote Glenn about adopting one of the pups from the female dog he recently rescued. He's agreed to our being one of the adoptive parents, and will be delivering one of the female pups to us in October when he's in DC for a book signing event. I don't know what's more exciting, adopting GiGi or meeting Glenn Greenwald in person. :D

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:25 PM
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1. Take your camera! :)
Lots and lots of Oilwellian meets GiGi (and G.G.) photos.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:29 PM
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3. We most certainly will!
:D
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 02:25 PM
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15. aww. networks of love will change the world. Tell Glenn someone
in Alaska loves him too.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:26 PM
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2. Fun! Congratulations.
:)
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:30 PM
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4. What a wonderful thing to do! Congratulations, I hope you
enjoy meeting Glenn and have many happy years with GiGi.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:32 PM
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5. Congratulations to everyone!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:35 PM
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6. Awww- thank you so much and congratulations!
:loveya:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:36 PM
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7. Congratulations! Her puppies are going to be as sweet as she is.
You're so lucky! Pretty cool that you get to meet Glenn too! Send him my love... :loveya: I love the guy!
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:40 PM
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8. Congrats!
Wow - the mom looks so much better too.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:42 PM
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9. Link to GG's original post and update on this fantastic dog story ...
http://ggdrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/dog-opportunity.ht...



SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011

Puppy opportunity
(updated below)

By Glenn Greenwald

Two weeks ago, I was driving and saw a dog on the side of the road who was hobbled and barely able to walk. She was entirely unable to use one of her back legs and could barely use the other, causing her to limp horribly as she tried, without much success, to walk up a hill.

I was heading home from the grocery store and so happened to have food with me. I stopped the car, grabbed some meat and cheese, walked over to her and fed her, and she ate everything voraciously. It was immediately obvious why she couldn't use her legs: she had horrific, deep wounds on both back legs that looked to be a spreading infection. It was also obvious that she had something very wrong with her right eye -- it was almost entirely clouded over -- and she was very thin but had a bloated stomach.

The temptation to take her home was overwhelming, but because we already have 7 dogs, almost all of whom were found in similar fashion, my partner has issued death threats in the event that I pick up more dogs from the street. So I left her there, tried to tell myself that she at least was fed for a day, came home, and did everything possible to forget about it. But that proved impossible: I kept imagining how the infection would spread on her legs and soon render her entirely unable to walk, which would in turn cause her to starve to death -- in the woods, alone.

After 5 minutes, I got in my car and returned to that spot. She had only managed to move a few feet. I picked her up in a blanket and brought her to my car, telling myself -- with what I knew was a delusion -- that I would just take her to the vet, have her legs treated, and then put her back where I found her. Picking up a dog is the point of no return: there's no such thing as "returning them to the street."

I left her at the vet, who said she would thoroughly examine the dog, and was told to return that night to pick her up. When I returned that night, the vet said the leg wounds were of unknown origin but could be treated, she was entirely blind in her right eye, she was full of worms and fleas, she was severely anemic, and -- this is the part that turned out to be quite a shock -- she was pregnant. And not just pregnant, but very pregnant . . . two weeks away or so from giving birth to six puppies. Six. That is presumably what explained the bloated stomach.

more...
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:49 PM
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29. What a good man Glen is!
Now I am his much bigger fan!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:44 PM
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10. Thanks everyone for the well wishes
I have to dash out and run some errands. Will check in later.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 12:57 PM
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11. Bless you for doing what you do.
Inspiring...
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 02:27 PM
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16. More...please?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 01:41 PM
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12. that is wonderful. like the story has come full circle. k&r
Maybe you will post another thread with pics in October? :)
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 02:24 PM
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14. I sure will
We'll be driving to DC to pick her up so will probably create a video of the event. Stay tuned! :D
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 01:53 PM
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13. Congrats. As the proud mother of a recently adopted pound pup....
Edited on Thu Sep-01-11 01:56 PM by mod mom
I'm sure the pup will bring you more excitement then even meeting GG. Congratulations. May you & Gigi have many loving years together.

ps my pup is resting her head on my feet as I type. ;)
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 02:36 PM
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17. Awww
We have a bevvy of animals now. Two wolves, two cats and a yellow lab/golden mix named Gracie. We recently lost our Dobie mix that we had for 14 years and Gracie is missing her terribly. Gigi will be a perfect playmate for her to grow up with, not to mention grandchildren she can give wet sloppy puppy kisses to as well. She'll have a great life and we're very happy to be in a position to welcome her to the pack. :D
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:57 PM
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31. Two wolves? It sounds like you have a wonderful menagerie
and a great place for a new puppy.

Congrats on getting one of the puppies. I hope Glenn keeps the mom, I have a feeling he will be far too attached to her now to let her go.

Looking forward to the photos, and tell Glenn he has many, many supporters who appreciate the courageous stands he takes on the issues. He is a man of integrity which is obvious from his writings and now confirmed by his adoption of the poor dog he found on the street.
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 05:58 PM
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18. Congratulations
The Chihuahua mix that I rescued in 2006 is also named Gigi!
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 08:48 PM
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19. Before I read your post I thought "they should name her GiGi!
Congrats on getting the new addition to your family and saving the world from one more homeless puppy.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 08:50 PM
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20. I hope you will post lots of pics and updates.
:)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 08:56 PM
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21. CONGRATULATIONS ... aw so absolutely SWEET
PLEASE keep us updated. I would love to hear when you bring the sweetie home and some picture too ... PLEASE! :-)
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 08:59 PM
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22. GiGi--for his initials. Great name! nt
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:00 PM
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23. Glenn Greenwald: automatic unrecommend n/t
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:37 PM
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24. that's so funny!...
:eyes:


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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:40 PM
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25. Dude, you unrecced a rescued puppy getting a home?
That's a new low.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:36 PM
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26. Puppy-hate, it's getting to be so prevalent on DU.
Sad what this place has become. The puppy haters have free run of the place.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:42 PM
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28. Here: find a dictionary, okay? Look up "relevant" n/t
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KelleyKramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-11 12:50 PM
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34. 9 yrs on DU, that's the lowest I have ever EVER seen

To un-rec saving a lost stray puppy.

Wow.

There must be a dark, black hole where your heart belongs.

Unbelievable.


.

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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:39 PM
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27. That title needs to be fixed
I don't think Glenn Greenwald can have a puppy... There are just too many issues.
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:49 PM
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30. Wonderful!
I am excited for you. Keep us informed!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-11 01:14 AM
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32. That's so cool, Oilwellian nt
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-11 11:58 AM
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33. Excellent. ++
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