June 19th 2012 8:24 pm
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Hi everyone I'm Todd. Last year I was too shy and still a little scared about my new surroundings so mom told my story.
Lets start with a little back story.
I started my life in a hoarders house. There were more than forty other dogs on the property. Life was hard. Mom doesn't know how hard. I don't want her to get upset. I mean she cried because no one cared enough to give me a name. An angel took notice of our plight one day and called the authorities. Sometimes thats all it takes is a phone call to change a life. Saviors showed up and took us all away. It was a very confusing and scary time. It was the weekend of Christmas 2010. We ended up in the shelter first. Then we left there and I found my way to my moms arms. I just lay in her arms in the car and gave her little kisses every once in a while. When we got to my new home I was so overwhelmed and scare that I crawled on my belly everywhere. Slowly with the help of my new brofurs and my new family I started to relax a little and trust more. i was a lucky one. Unfortunately some o my house mates weren't so lucky. They died soon after that first taste of freedom. (wipes tear}
Ok I din't come here to depress you I came to tell you what joy being rescued brings to a dog.
For one thing food. This is a big one for me as I was very underweight when I came to live here. I've gained 4lbs! I get fed everyday! I don't have to fight for my food! And I soon learned that I didn't have to supplement my diet with kitty crunchies.(blushes)
I have two brofurs that are poms and two that are kitties. I love each and everyone of them. There were lots of dogs where I came from but we were just fighting for survival. Here we play. We wrestle, play tug o war, chase, explore the woods, chase squirrels, and just hang out. I even play with the kittie.
Here my human family pays attention to me. I am smothered in love and can ask for attention any time I want. I get to go places to. We visit people, go boating, to the drive in, and for walks. I love going where we will meet new people and dogs. I still am very shy and kind of scared but I love people so much. Moms grand kids came to visit. As soon as they let the little one loose from his cage and put him in a chair I jumped right in his lap. I love when people come to visit. I will go to them before I will go to mom and dad! BOL!
I can go anywhere I want. In the house I'm allowed in all the rooms and on the furniture. I sleep in mom and dads bed. Outside I have a huge yard that includes woods. We go walking and exploring. My world is so much bigger than it ever was.
What can I say. I'm a happy dog. Unless I'm sleeping there is usually a big smile on my face. The best thing about rescue is the joy of love and companionship. The companionship and love I give to my family and they to me. My wish, hope, and dream is that people will realize the plight that so many dogs are going through and when they plan for their next furbaby they adopt not shop.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!:D
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That's a great story, Todd! I'm so glad the angel rescued you so you could find your REAL fambly! Good luck in the contest!
God bless you and God bless your humans!
Congratulations!! We are so happy you found a forever home!!
TODD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a sonderful break for you to have the love you have and the safety you feel with your family.
If dogs could talk this is exactly how they would describe their rescue. Thank God for your family with much love in their hearts for animals, you lucky dog you... also, loved your story.
You are such a sweet lil' boy.
Thank you for rescuing you family... I think they needed you as much as you needed them!! They just didn't know it till you kissed your Mom's nose that cold night..
So thankful that you have found your furever loving home with your pack and your mom and dad. Enjoy every minute of your life and know that miracles still do happen.