Please help us welcome “Poppy” (formerly known as “Jiggy”) to Windy Spot Cabin! This little gal is a lemon and white English Pointer and estimated to be about 6 months old. She was surrendered to the same small outdoor kill shelter in Tennessee as Whiskey was – and by the same person.Poppy was lucky enough to be saved by Pointer Rescue, Organization where she was then extremely fortunate to be loved and cared for by Jessica, a Pointer Rescue foster volunteer, before making her journey to us in NJ.
Despite the extreme heartache I have every day, I know Margarita would want me to continue the rescue journey that she helped our family start when she became our first “foster fail” in 2016. Rita’s superpower was her ability to help others both near and far…and I intend to honor her by doing my best to continue to help as many dogs and people as I can. With “Poppy’s” arrival being just short of the 1-month anniversary of losing Rita, I can’t help but think Sweet Reet played a part in the timing of her arrival – reminding me that even during my sadness- to keep my heart open to helping others.
While Brian and I are still capable of handling a larger pack, we feel we should continue to have a full house.. “Poppy” is with us as a Foster-To-Adopt placement because …well…let’s face it – we all know what happens to just about every foster dog that finds their way to us! Poppy will be examined by our veterinarian and spayed before we can officially adopt her. Poppy’s official family color will be turquoise…and her adopted name will be Pinelands’ Perfect Half-Pour: Martini (“Tini”)
Meaning behind Tini’s name…
We live in an area of southern New Jersey called the Pine Barrens (Home of the Jersey Devil)…It’s also referred to as the “𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬”… “𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭” is a way to order a martini (50% dry vermouth and 50% sweet vermouth for all the non-martini drinkers)…and plus let’s face it… she IS pretty perfect … at just 28 pounds, she’s half the size of even our smallest Pointer, Whiskey… which is where the “𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟-𝐏𝐨𝐮𝐫” and “𝐓𝐢𝐧𝐢” came from.
We have A LOT to learn in terms of helping an extremely fearful dog, and an enormous amount of work ahead of us as we set out to show her not all humans are scary … but we are honored to be Martini’s family and grateful that she found her way to us !