Thursday, September 8, 2011
BEAR AND CASSIDY
Bear was in a shelter near me six years ago. He was a "junk yard dog" in appearance, totally neglected. They were afraid of him, too. I had them put him in a crate in my car and I took him straight to the vet.
They kept him overnight and shaved him down-- there was no saving his hair, it was matted and filthy. I went the next day and thought, "what can this little dog do to me?" They brought him in and I knelt down-- and called to him. He ran to me, put his feet on my knees and gave me kisses. OH, SO SWEET!!
He was adopted by an incredible family and I've received updates on him and his sister, Cassie (below). Bear likes to be called "his royal majesty, King Bear." :-) He rules the roost there. He was very shy in rescue, but he's not anymore! His mom said he has her wrapped around his little paw. Bear is almost totally blind (can see only shadows) but gets around like a fully sighted dog. He loves to gallop around the house and keeps his head held high like the little king he is.
Cassie is a Peke, too, and she was obviously having a blast in the snow last year. (Does that picture make you feel cooler? It is the point of summer where I am tired of the heat, humidity and the mosquitos!)
Cassie adores Bear and when they go to the groomer, she will talk to him the entire time he is being groomed.
His mom told me a story about him that is so cute. Once in a while, Bear will get into mischief-- but heaven forbid he should be fussed at. If he is, he will walk away limping. But, as soon as mom talks to him, the limp is gone! He also figured that if he goes outside and comes back in, he gets a treat for doing his business-- well, sometimes, he just goes out and right back in, grinning and running to get a treat. His tail is going 100 mph! From "junk yard dog" to cherished companion. That is why we do rescue-- I love it!