Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It Takes a Village

"Ora na azu nwa" is an old Nigerian saying that means it takes the community/village to raise a child. While raising a single child presents certain challenges, raising nine children is a whole different game – especially when the children have a total of thirty-six legs, nine tails, need constant attention and bark and wimper throughout the night. Such was the case for the nine puppies, affectionately known as the Cedarcrest 9, who were adopted by the young villagers (ages 5-11) of the Cascade sub-division in Suwannee,Georgia.

Taken into the care of Cascade residents after the mother needed surgery, the pups were initially treated, given their puppy shots and microchipped at the Cedarcrest Animal Hospital in Acworth. The young charges then took the puppies home where they fed, watched, played with and cleaned up after the mixed breed puppies until they were all adopted into their forever homes. The last one, Stitch, found his permanent family May 30, 2009.


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