Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome to Two Ears and a Tail on a Dog

Aren't dogs wonderful?   I adopted a 7-month old (or he adopted me) 11 1/2 years ago.  He is soft, loves to cuddle, and give kisses.

When I think about how he came into my life it makes me sad and happy at the same time.
On a hot August day I wandered into the Humane Society of New York City on East 59th Street.  Well, if you've ever gone to a shelter, you know that the animal chooses you.  All I did was stop at a cage of a smallish dog, jumping up and down and wagging his tail.  I was chosen.  Luckily I stopped in front of a cage of a small dog.  We played for a few minutes and we both knew he was coming home.

The Sad -
part was that he was found on the streets of NYC wandering around.  The person helping with adoptions felt that he was put out because he was VERY high energy.  He is a terrier mix.  How could people do that?  Why not just bring him to a shelter?  It makes me very upset.  I hug him tighter whenever i think about it.

The Happy -
is that I've had the joy of having a wonderful, warm and cuddly mixed terrier dog.  His picture doesn't do him justice.  He's 15" tall, 20 lbs, and his coloring reminds me of a Creamsicle - vanilla and orange.  (I know I'm dating myself, but I loved creamsicles.)

Why not share your stories.  Have a wonderful day.

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