Likes: Belly rubs, fleece rope, Squeaky stuffed animals, and sitting on the couch watching people and animals walking by!
Pet-Peeves: being woken up, vacuum cleaner, not being able to catch rabbits!
Favorite Toy: fleece rope and squirrel stuffed animal
Favorite Food: anything! loves steak and chicken!
Favorite Walk: anywhere I can see the rabbits...they are all over the place...a beagle's dream come true...AROOOOO!
Best Tricks: jumping up and catching her stuffed animals; Doing a happy dance!
Arrival Story: Trudy is a rescue. we were looking for a brother or sister for our other beagle, Scooter. Trudy had given birth to 6 lab/beagle mix puppies. We were looking the puppies at an adoption fair. I had seen a picture of the mother, Trudy. Well, while at the adoption fair, I saw Trudy! She was so beautiful and she leaned against the cage just begging to be petted. We introduced her and Scooter and they became instant sisters!
Bio: Trudy has been with us for about two and a half years now. Trudy has been a true blessing to our family. She is a rescue dog and every day it seems she shows us how much she is glad to be here. Trudy's best trait is she shows you how happy she is and she just loves having the love returned. She's a real angel!
Well on Friday May 22nd, I had what I call a "day of freedom"! Mom left the front door wide open and I took it as an invitation to scout the neighborhood. The only problem with that is mom didn't realize I took off until almost an hour later. I had lots of fun exploring.
Mom says she was scared to death...she posted a quick message asking for prayers and then she took off looking for me. She drove around the neighborhood...and no luck. It was probably like 45 minutes when she came back to the house and there I was...with my nice neighbor waiting for mom to come home. I zonked after that BOL!
I do have to say that the outpouring of love here on dogster was really overwhelming. Mom never expected that and I neither did I. No one seemed too happy that I took off though. Well, what would they have done if they were in my paws? I'm sorry for worrying so many of you! I promised mom I would try not to do that again as long as she promised not to leave the front door wide open ;-)
Last year, I added a diary entry for the Adopt 08 contest...this year I want to do something a little different. Instead of telling you about my life and my story, I want to tell you about the lives that CAN be saved....
Every day, dogs from every state, every city, and every corner of life need homes. We are surrendered to shelters...what does that mean? "Surrender"...you give up on us? So many dogs are placed in shelters for so many reasons. The number one reason is overpopulation. I was one of the lucky ones...I say lucky now, but 3 years ago, I was saying "What did I do"? "Why am I not loved"?
I had 6 puppies and my owner surrendered me and my puppies to a shelter that euthanizes animals. I was lucky because Last Chance Rescue came along and saved us. Now I have a loving home with my mommies, sister beagle, and two kitty sisters.
The families on Dogster have something unique...they have a community...a support system like no other. It's through Dogster, that we can educate ourselves on how to help others understand "overbreeding" and about puppy mills. Believe it or not folks, MANY still don't understand about puppy mills. Since joining Dogster 3 years ago, mom tries to educate as many as she can.
Now here's where the true blessing comes...every dog can be saved. Please consider adopting. ADOPTION saves lives...every day and every hour and every second.
Every single dog in this contest has been SAVED...but just as important., everyone in this contest is a winner. Every family who adopted a pet is a winner....why? Unconditional love...that too my friends, is the greatest BLESSING of all.
To everyone in this contest....you are all WINNERS!
This isn't a tail of devotion...mom isn't exactly sure how to do one of those, but she says she isn't ready to do that. Something about it scares her a bit.
Anyhoo, mom was thinking about the upcoming adoption stroll and contest and thought, "I am so lucky to have Trudy". She says she is super lucky....I fit right in and I can tell how much my moms love me.
I'm also grateful for dogster and our friends here. You would be there in a heartbeat and for that, we love ya.