People & Their Pets VI
Tony & Cathy Blank
Tony & Cathy Blank with Frosty, Gumbo & Chester
We were happy to learn that you adopted your dogs. What was it about them that caught your attention? When we adopted our Bichon Frise, her name was Priscilla. Since she was a gift to our young son, Spencer, he had the option to name her of his own choice. After looking through our pantry, he noticed his favorite cereal, Frosted Flakes and thus named her Frosty.
Gumbo, our recently rescued poodle, came to us from a New Orleans kill shelter with the help of Florida Poodle Rescue. Considering Gumbo's heritage, we thought Gumbo was a great name.
Our chocolate lab, Chester's proper name is the dignified Sir Chesterfield.
When did your interest in animals begin and how long have you been a dog person? Both of us grew up with lots of dogs in our houses. We have always loved the companionship of our pets.
If Frosty, Gumbo and Chester had the ability to speak what do you think that they would say?
Frosty would say, "I am the Queen. It's all about me."
Gumbo would say, "Why doesn't the Queen want to play with me?" And "I went from the pound to a palace."
Chester would proclaim "More food, please. I've got dinner on my mind."
Tell us about your experience rescuing dogs? Our adopted dogs have all come from the great folks at Florida Poodle Rescue. They have a grassroots foster home network from Miami to Pensacola and they place dogs with loving families all around the country. That makes Florida Poodle Rescue the real angels. They have literally saved thousands of dogs from kill shelters and abandonments. Gumbo, for example, was hours away from being euthanized before Florida Poodle Rescue saved his life. Florida Poodle Rescue can be reached at www.FloridaPoodleRescue.org.