First came Gryffin, then Galen. He was from Georgia; she is from North Carolina. He was my first child – the canine son who dug up my maternal instincts so I could mother my human daughters. Galen joined our family in November 2010, two months after Gryffin died. She didn’t replace him so much as she replaced the emptiness in our home and in our hearts.
Dogs touch us in ways we can never have imagined.
At She’s a Dork you can expect to read my musings on the quirkiness of canines, especially Galen, who inspired this blog and for whom it is named; my research into those eight weeks before my husband and I brought her home, when she and her litter were whisked out of a North Carolina shelter, and transported to New Jersey; and findings from my investigation into why dogs in the United States seem to travel only one direction: south to north. For many of these dogs, their rescue means the difference between life and death.
This blog is dedicated to every shelter dog awaiting a home, the people who rescue them, and the families who love them.
— Jacki Skole