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Pocket Saga

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I was at home, Alex was visiting, we were getting ready to celebrate Jim's birthday. Alexis came home, swearing at her phone with a crazed look in her eye. It seemed that our foster puppy, getting some supportive care for a probable intestinal bug at an emergency vet hospital, had attracted some media attention. Now Alexis was being called upon to do the thing she liked least of all: talk to a large amount of people (you know, the tv watching public).

We found clean shirts and ran out the door to the vet hospital. The CBS news had come and gone already, and Fox news was there talking to a veterinarian. The vet hospital's PR guy brought us to talk to the NBC reporter.

Above you can see him holding the puppy and reading his "teaser." You won't believe where this puppy was found!

Long story short, a suspect being arrested by the police had this 2 week old puppy in his pocket. When Alexis told me the story I said, "We should name her Pocket."

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Alexis just wanted to see the baby--she didn't want to have to talk to reporters.

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Took me a while to figure this one out: Vomiting/Diarrhea.

So far the story has been picked up by all of our local network affiliates, New England Cable News, Buzzfeed, and Huffpo. The rescue has been hit with an avalanche of calls from people who want to adopt Pocket. It's an interesting story, but there are literally thousands of other dogs in need out there--you don't have to get the one found in a drug dealer's pocket. Find the pet you want for yourself through a rescue or a shelter near you. Our biggest hope is that all this attention will help fund the great work (and considerable vet expenses) of PittieLove Rescue.


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Oct. 18th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
Love your music :-)

Is there any video footage online we can see of Alexis talking?

ETA: Oh! I scrolled back and found a link. You guys look as adorable as Pocket.

Edited at 2014-10-18 07:13 am (UTC)
Oct. 18th, 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
It will surely make some people think about getting a rescue dog (not necessarily Pocket).
Oct. 18th, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, I hope it does - that will make having to talk on camera worthwhile! But I'm also concerned about Pocket. Is she feeling better, poor thing?

Oct. 18th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yes she is much more energetic and bright-eyed than she was before. Other symptoms have mostly gone away. (see recent phone screen capture)
Oct. 18th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay pocket! That is awkward as hell, but it's lovely that she'll be adopted out quickly and that the rescue will hopefully see a nice windfall from the press. The video of you two is adorable and hilarious. I can see the "nope" all over your faces :)
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