I had to share this with everyone and sorry for the long post. A year ago the DW and i rescued a little boston terrier blind in one eye and had some severe dental problems, another words a special needs puppy. He came from a horrendous situation but you would never know it today. We got all his dental issues fixed and he is as happy as they come. Keep in mind our zoo already has 4 other Bostons. Anyway Sunday evening a possum attacked our little guy and did a pretty good number on him. We rushed him to the Emergency Animal Hospital as our regular vet has this place handle after hours emergency calls. The vet there had never seen him before and ask if we needed to muzzle him while he sewed him up. I said lets try and see if i can hold him and comfort him while your working on him and that we did. The whole time the vet is working on him, he just looks up with his one good eye and says its okay i know your helping me. He just laid there and licked my hand while being sewed up. What a little trooper and yes i truly believe he is Thankful everyday and shows us just that daily. He's back bouncing around like he owns the house again, oh wait maybe he does own it and i just make the mortgage payments.
A number of years back, we adopted an abused 12 year old Pom( he had been treated like a Football, had pins in his back and leg). I think the moment he walked into our home, he realized he was safe and that this was his "forever" home. He lived another 3 years and pranced about, like you said, as if he owned the place. Miss that LiL Guy!!!
96 Vogue Prima Vista 37' CAT 3176B
Our Babies: Mollie, Rubie, Cassie and Maggie, all rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Foster kid, Humphrie, the Mini Schnauzer
Rainbow Bridge: Laddie, Scoutie, Katie, Cooper, Kodie
What a beautiful story. So glad your little guy is going to be alright. All of our dogs have been rescue dogs. Our last little girl came from a hoarder - it has taken her several years to come out of most of her problems but she is one happy girl, as is our black lab and our maltese that was used as a breeder. All are spayed and happy little travelers.
2011 Bighorn 3055RL
2011 F350 SD CC DRW 6.7L Diesel Lariat, Hensley BD3 with Ford Under-Bed Adaptor
Dave & Renee plus (Champ, Molly, Paris, and Missy in spirit), Maggie, and Mica!
We fully agree that rescues seem to understand that they have a much happier life than they did before. We rescued Clifford when he was six months old. He had been abused, confined and had absolutely no training. When we took him outside to take him home he was afraid of the open space. When my wife threw a stuffed animal to him he dropped and covered. If you had a newspaper or a stick in your hand he would drop and cover. It was so sad to see his reaction to what our other dog understood was play.
Now, after a year of love, care and training, he loves everyone that he meets. The typical comment we get from people that we meet is "He sure is a happy friendly dog isn't he". I beleive that he really knows how good he has it. The only problem now is that if I raise a stick. a magazine or towel at him he grabs it runs off with it and wants to play. A loved dogs life isn't really so bad is it?
Pat & Roger Fisher
2005 American Tradition 40W
2007 Honda CRV EX-L 4WD,
Jewel and Clifford Bouvier Des Flandres
I think many people know this, but maybe sometime rvers would like to transport from shelters to rescues to help save some precious pets?
It is very rewarding, and you get to meet the nicest people!
Many times they already come in kennels, so handling them is no problem.
"Transporters are the Lifeline of Rescue" - c.higdon
I see it in our Bubba every single day, he is such a lovebug and is always so excited and enthusiastic to do whatever we have on the agenda.
When anyone meets him they always comment on what a happy fella he is, and he is always happy!
He came into our home at a time when there was still a lot of grief over losing our beloved Zachery but Bubba and his love and his antics have helped to heal some very broken hearts.
Rescue is a plus...a bonus for everyone involved.
I rescues\d my little Chanel and she is now called "my little pistol", she is always in control of the situation even though she is tiny. She loves me without any doubt. I wouldn't take anything for her and my little guy, who I got as a puppy.
I was very upset at another volunteer at the park where I volunteer. He is a single man, decided to get a dog, kept her for about 4 days, decided to take her to the pound. He didn't even ask anyone if they would like to take her or if they knew anyone who would rescue her. I would have kept her for a few days at least in hopes of finding her a "good, foever" home. Can't even stand looking at the individual anymore