OT: Meet Hannah


She’s a shy, sweet little girl with big, earnest brown eyes and silky hair. You could say she’s my great-niece of sorts.

Meet Hannah T., former homeless stray taken in by my sister’s kind-hearted stepson, now living happily with her “grandparents,” dividing her time between the house in Foley and the Orange Beach condo. She was curled up on the bed with my sis, and looked so adorable I could not resist taking her photograph. This was the best of the bunch.  My sister will tell you she is a great blessing.  And I think Hannah is blessed to have such a loving, caring home.  Truly, a win-win situation.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Hannah T. LOL, I thought you were going to write about John’s mother. Hannah T. is a beautiful dog and you took a lovely photo of her. I’m so glad she has a home with your sister. We know what a great blessing a pet can be, and I’m so glad Hannah T. was rescued with love.

    • Oh, goodness, I didn’t even think about John’s mother! LOL I was quite excited when the photo turned out as well as it did. There was enough natural light coming through the blinds on the patio door of the bedroom that I could shoot without flash and not have those weird green glow eyes you otherwise get in pet photos. She has such lovely brown peepers. 😀

      She and her grandmother are out for a stroll at present. 😉

      Yes, Rick found her on the side of the road and took her in. He travels quite a lot, having worked hard and invested wisely allowing him to retire at early age, and often left her in my sister and BIL’s care. Their own dogs had passed away by then and my sister loved having Hannah come and visit. Finally, seeing how attached my sister had become to her, Rick asked if they would like to keep her. She couldn’t say “yes” fast enough!

  2. She’s such a cutie! 🙂 Just wanted to say ‘hi’ from foggy,misty, rainy London! Arrived here early morning, going back on Thursday. The wi-fi signal in my hotel room is coming and going so I can’t spend as much time reading the posts as I’d like to. Also I had to get up at 3.00 am to get the minibus to the airport so I’m absolutely knackered even though I did have a nap in the afternoon. I’m taking a day trip to Bath tomorrow though the weather forecast doesn’t look too encouraging.. 😦 Miss you guys! 🙂

    • Hi, Judit. I hope you brought your trenchcoat (mac) and your rainboots (wellies); you just might need them. I know one always thinks of Austen characters taking the waters at Bath, the way the Romans did, and enjoying a mild sunny day, but the weather seldom cooperates these days.

    • No matter the weather you’re in the same city as RA — how bad can that be? I hope it clears up for Bath tomorrow so you can enjoy your stay. Think sunny thoughts…or thoughts about RA which pretty much amounts to the same thing. 🙂

    • Hi Judit, are you in London? You share the same sky of RA, what a beautiful emotion. The first time I went in London, I immediately bought an umbrella, the weather never changes. 🙂 Have a good time!

      • Judit I hope you enjoy Bath. I still have warm thoughts about my visit to Bath almost 14 years ago( has it been that long, I need to plan a new trip). I spent the afternoon the day after I got to England. My best friend lives in Bristol and so it was a short drive for us. To this day I see a picture of the baths and the memories come flooding back. I would like to go back, so much to see.

    • Hi Judit, I hope you enjoy your trip to Bath, it’s a beautiful place. We spent four nights there last year and absolutely loved it. If you’re visiting the Baths, which is likely, it won’t matter if it’s raining, you’ll be undercover most of the time! The excavation of the original Roman structure is fascinating.

  3. Hannah is a very lucky girl. She sure is a pretty little thing. Alabama has too many great dogs and too few homes. When I lived in Mobile I found a couple of strays myself and took them home, of course. Now that I’m up Nawth I have several dogs that I got from AL pounds.

    • She really is a lovely doggie. Can you believe our state veterinarian board was trying to do away with the wonderful spay/neuter clinics that allow low-income individuals to have their animals “fixed” at a low cost because “we don’t have a pet overpopulation problem in Alabama”—excuse me? They must live in a different Alabama than I do. A large contingent of animal lovers went to Montgomery recently to make their presence felt and voices heard to the legislators and the bill the board was pushing failed. Shows what a difference we can make when we work together. We have a really active humane society in our county and we are raising funds to build a Second Chance rescue center where no animal will be put to death as they are through the city pound.

      Every dog and cat we’ve ever owned since we’ve been married was either a stray or adopted from a shelter. Over the years, that number has really added up. I strongly encourage anyone considering adopting a pet to check out their local shelters/humane societies.

      • Are all the rocks in Alabama in the heads of the legislators? Low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics will reduce the animal population in a meaningful way. Even TNR is proven cheaper than euthanasia. Good luck for the fundraising for a no-kill shelter!

        All the pets we’ve had in the last 45 years, with one exception, have been rescued or adopted. Seriously, find your new best friend at your local shelter or Petfinder -dot-com if you’re in the U.S. I plan to adopt from a no-kll shelter here in Andalucia early next year.

        • It was the vets who were pushing it, obviously thinking it was cutting into their profits, when the truth is many of the people with unaltered pets simply wouldn’t get them fixed if they didn’t have these low-cost/free alternatives. So the overpopulation issue continues to grow. We have several volunteers around the state who work with Pilots n’ Paws, a group of pilots who volunteer to fly homeless pets to other areas where there is a shortage of adoptable pets for those who want to save a homeless animal’s life. It’s been quite successful.

          Our local vet, Josh Gardner (a former student of mine) is really good about doing a certain number of surgeries a month at a fraction of his normal charge, but that still doesn’t meet the needs of the county. We’ve also done a lot with TNR with a large feral cat population in several spots.

  4. what a beautiful dog, she is so sweet, and she was really lucky to find a so loving family. I also have two dogs, I found them on the street and love them very much, they give me great affection.

  5. Oh, she’s beautiful! 🙂 All my “furry friends” derive from animal shelter and we love them, but…. they have one basic defect only….

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