Wow! What a year 2009 has been for me! It started out pretty scary. I had just been pulled from a shelter in WV, still with my right front leg intact but very damaged, after being rescued by an Angel from Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati. Her name was Debbi and she took me to live with her for awhile. It was there that I earned my nickname of Whiney Butt. Mama Debbi said I whined all the time about everything! I whined when I had to go out when it was cold, I whined when I wanted attention, I whined just to hear myself talk. You know, smart guys like me have a lot to say, just a pity no one has figured out how to translate dog-speak into the human language. Maybe I should start working on that…..
After hanging out with Debbi and her family for awhile, I was transported to Kentucky (And guess what? Debbi said I whined the whole way!) and went to live with my next foster Mom, Iris. Iris takes all of the special needs babies like myself. It was with Iris that I had my leg amputated, something that had to be done to allow me a good quality of life. At first, everyone was very worried about how I would do with the surgery. But I surprised them all by coming through it with flying colors! In fact, two days after surgery, I climbed a baby gate to play with some cool puppies Mama Iris was also taking care of.
Then the day came when Mama Iris whispered in my ear that someone wanted to give me a forever home! Yippee! I was so excited. I couldn’t believe someone finally wanted to adopt me. I’d been with Iris for several months, as no one seemed to want a dog who wasn’t “whole”. We got in the car and in just a few short hours, I was meeting my new Forever Mama and my new fur brother Ringo.
Now it’s been six months since I found my forever home and I couldn’t be happier. I have two fur brothers now – as you know from my earlier posts, I have a brother named Jasper now too. Me and Jasper and Ringo are like the Three Amigos, or Three Stooges, depending on how goofy we are acting. We’re all true brothers now and love to hang out and play together. But is it mean to say my brother Jasper is stupid?? Boy, that puppy has a lot to learn. He’s so goofy and clumsy and has to work on his manners. Poor Mama finally had to take all the ornaments and decorations off the Christmas Tree because he kept eating them. What a dummy! I tried to tell him but he wouldn’t listen. Mama even feeds him Iams puppy food and the bag says it is supposed to help a puppy be smarter. Guess Jasper isn’t reading the bag because he is dumber than a box of rocks! But he’s my bro now and I love him anyway. He definitely provides some cheap entertainment.
So as I reflect on 2009 and the new year coming up, I count my blessings that a neglected tripawd like me could have ended up in such a wonderful home. And as an added bonus, that wonderful home has cats I can torture. I really got it made in the shade!
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