Likes: His pool, playing with Tucker and Jake, being a lap dog
Pet-Peeves: absolutely none
Favorite Toy: Anything that Tucker has
Favorite Food: Mighty Dog with Purina One
Favorite Walk: anywhere
Best Tricks: using his paws like hands
Arrival Story: All of our dogs are rescued. We were out by the horse paddocks one day and heard this terrible howling. I went over to the fence and there was this skinny, undernourished Chocolate Lab trying to squeeze in through the mesh. I put out some food for him and tried to ignore him, but he stayed there for 2 hours, crying and howling. Finally, I let him in. He immediately went up to my husband and stayed glued to him. Smart dog! There was no way Art would turn him away, so Cody became our 5th dog!
Bio: We finally met his original owner, 6 months after he came to live with us. Brett had found a pup in the woods and, knowing we had rescues, brought it to us to see if we wanted it. Cody knew him immediately - Brett told us that "Jack" had slipped out of the kennel one night and never came back - he thought he had died. When he saw our ads for a "found dog", it was so long after Jack had disappeared that he never connected the two. Anyway, Brett had replaced Jack and now that he saw him he said he was thrilled that he was alive and in such a good home and so close to him, so that he could come and visit. It was scary, I thought I'd lose him, but when Brett said he should stay with us, I was sooooo happy!
Mommy has mixed feelings this morning. She tried to coordinate a rescue effort for a sweet pup out of a different county shelter to go to NY to a forever home - Tyson was an 8-month old chocolate labbie mix who was never allowed to run and kept chained in an apartment by his old owner. He was going up North to a family with a huge yard for him to play in. Mommy introduced Miss Cindy to the people at the Raleigh Shelter, and they pulled him and he spent the last 3 weeks at Miss Cindy's house, waiting for a transport. He left on Wednesday to go to his new home. Miss Cindy wrote Mommy last nite saying that when the driver went to check on them, she found that he had died in his kennel. No apparent reason - he was perfectly healthy when he left the shelter and when he was at Miss Cindy's house. At least he had 3 good weeks ---
THENNNN, she pulled 3 puppers from Miss Lisa (OUR shelter), a yellow girl, black boy and chocolate boy - they were with us for a few hours before our friend Miss Lou came to get them to go to New Hampshire to their FUREVER HOMES!! That made Mommy feel better - especially since Miss Lou was taking them and only them - no transports! Mommy's been sad for Tyson, but glad for Janx, Preena and Pryor - I guess that's what happens when you give your heart to pups in need - sometimes it hurts!
We love our mommy, and we're so happy she rescued us!!!
WOW - Mommy came home from work early today so we could go out into the barn area and run around the property. IT was so much fun! The snow was up my legs and when I put my nose in it it was like being underwater! Maggie and I ran and ran and ran - Jake was rolling and Tucker was barking at all of us. Mommy took some great pictures - they are up on our pages.
Tucker told me that mommy will be late today because she's going to pick up Daddy! I can't beleive he's coming home, and he'll be here for 2 whole weeks! I can't wait to show him how fast I can run and how fast I can rip up mommy's sponges in the barn! Think he'll be impressed?