Friday, 5 July 2013

Street Talk: Teena, Saver Of Dogs.

I love people who love dogs, and I love people who volunteer. Teena is both!

I met her today at a shopping centre on the Central Coast. She was busy organising all the knitted dog jumpers, talking to people, taking donations. I had both boys with me so I led them in the direction of the chocolate machine and stopped to chat with Teena for awhile.

"I've been doing this for years - I'm at this centre for a fortnight, then I'll move on. The people at Doggie Rescue go into the pound and rescue dogs from death row. We wash them, get them ready for some new owners. It's very rewarding."

I tell her that our dog died last year and we're still not ready to get a new one yet, but when we are, we'll check them out. But I worry about a dog attacking the kids, so wouldn't I have to train it?

She looked at Rocco chomping on a Crunchie, then looked back at me.

"You must train the kids."

She showed me photos of her own pup, SO cute. I asked her if she liked cats?

"Oh I love them too, my daughter's got a cat."

I thanked her then walked off to these guys winning about fifteen chocolate bars. GREAT.



Have you ever rescued a pet?


Friday Street Talk is an unfolding art project. I'm so grateful and blown away that people (and on occasion, things) ... say yes to talking with me, trusting me with some snippets of who they are. It keeps changing.  Previous Street talks:

1. Noelene the Young
2. Megan the Mouse
3. Harpal the Australian
4. Darren the Artist
5. Jo the Interesting
6. John the Telstra Guy
7. Michael the Photographer
8. Peg the Lady
9. Jeff the Preacher Man
10. Andres the Cobbler
11. Honey the Prostitute
12. Mark the Masseur
13. You the Blog Reader
14. Jo the Podiatrist
15. Casey the Uni Student
16. Dream the Horse and Carriage Driver
17. Tamas the Hungarian Accordionist
18. The Dignified Trolley Ladies
19. Alex With The Studded Hot Pink Belt
20. Leaf The Fallen
21. Bel Of The Library
22. Jay And His Big Issue
23. Emma The Adult Shop Cashier

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