Photo Comments Age: 3 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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February 28th 2010
September 21st 2009
Being with his momma, q-tips, getting to go to the barn to play with the horses, and toys!
People standing in their own front yards. It's fine if they're in OUR front yard, but if they're in their own yard, it is simply unacceptable!
A deflated alien rubber ball.
Fruit and vegetables of all sorts, though oranges are his absolute favourite.
Anywhere! So long as he's with momma, any place is fun!
He loves to carry things for me, particularly my purse, clothing, or even helping to bring in grocery bags. Beau also likes smiling when he doesn't want to do something, and he loves giving high-fives!
Beau had a very sad start to life. He was found at two months old wandering alongside the highway during the winter months in Houston, TX. He was picked up by Harris County Shelter, where it was discovered he had a bad injury to his hind leg. They tried their luck adopting him out to prospect families, but it seemed nobody wanted a broken puppy.
Beau's days were up at the shelter, and he was to be sent to be euthanized later that afternoon. A member from a Doberman rescue stumbled across him while there to pick up a couple other Dobermans, and scooped him up before he made his way down death row.
Once in the rescue's custody, it was discovered that Beau's femur had been shattered. The vet evaluated based off the injury, it had been human-inflicted. The head of the femur was destroyed, so the vet removed the bone fragments and calcification out of his leg, as well as removing the entire top quarter of his femur (joint included), and sent him off to be adopted with no sure hopes on how his leg would heal.
This is where I came in. I had been in contact with the rescue about adopting a young Doberman a couple months following the passing of my childhood dog, Sassy. After an unsuccessful match with another Dobe, I receive a phone call from the rescue about a puppy they had taken in who was in questionable shape. I was told of his condition, and I said I'd speak to his foster owner and make my decision from there.
After speaking with the foster, I couldn't help but already love this puppy's personality, and the deal was sealed the moment she sent me his photo. I fell in love with him instantly - I didn't care what was wrong with him!
When I adopted Beau (who was now four months old), he had no use of his back leg. The muscles were atrophied, his joints were fused, and he made his way around walking on the knuckles of his foot, or just drug it behind him. What really struck me was how happy he was, and how warming he was to people after his whole ordeal. That gave me the wind I needed to ensure Beau got the best of his puppyhood and his life.
Beau is now a grown adult, and has 90% functionality back in his leg. He still has some limitations, like not being able to sit, stand on his rear legs, or lay on his bad side, but he's become quite the athlete and absolutely loves to run. He sets his limitations, and more often than not, it's me who has to stop long before he does.
Beau never let his leg limit him to what he could do, and he's always had such a happy outlook on life. His bliss spreads to all he meets, and I hope it always continues to do so!
Beau has a true heart of gold. He loves making new friends, especially with children and other animals. He tries to befriend any new animal he meets, and that even includes a catfish somebody caught at the lake. Much to his dismay, said catfish wasn't in the mood to play. He grew up with two cats, guinea pigs, snakes, fish and other assorted critters all throughout his life. He recently got introduced to horses, and despite being a little hesitant making friends with something bigger than he is, he found they're fun playmates and their poop is quite tasty, too..Mmmm!
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July 29th 2012 8:25 pm
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I'm not always honest with momma about how my day at the dog park went, and boy did I get busted after I got home this morning!
My momma's family takes their dogs to the dog park each Sunday morning, and I get to tag along. I normally don't invite momma along because I get too protective of her if other dogs come over to visit (I'm a Doberman, that's what I'm supposed to do!).
I had managed to make it until 2:00 before momma spotted the puncture on my leg. I was doing such a good job of hiding it, too! I had gotten into a scuffle with somebody at the dog park, and they left a perfect puncture of one of their canines right in my knee..ouch. Momma always tells me not to make mean faces at other dogs cause it'll come back to bite me. Well..I guess this literally was the case.
Momma has my knee all bandaged up and is still shaking her head mumbling under her breath about not being able to take me anywhere without getting hurt.
Time for a bandage change, then off to bed!
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