Photo Comments Age: 12 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Zelda - We Miss Zoro
Sweetie Boopie Doopie or Sweetie Girl
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December 23rd 2004
Playing with Dex or going for long walks.
Anything that squeeks and she can destroy.
Apples and Carrotts
At the ballfield.
She can crawl. Oh and she can high five her little bro.
My fiance and I moved into our first home in December 2004. We couldn't be more excited. We talked of getting a dog one day but never in a million years would I think we would have one in just a few months after our move. My fiance was talking about Rottie's and I agreed. We have a big fenced in yard, so what the heck. I started looking online at breeders. I researched for about a month but just couldn't come up with the money to buy a pup. My mom sent me a link to a place that had dogs for adoption. I never thought of that. So I came across this one that had a Rott/Bulldog. I showed the picture to my fiance and he said, "she's ugly". I told him we wouldn't know until we saw her. I said no. But being a woman I convinced him to come with me to check the shelter out because they could have more dogs. When we walked in we were taken back to see her. She was in the first cage on the left, out of about 20. The name tag said "ZELDA". This little 3-month old puppy was shredding her blanket, throwing her water dish in the are, barking, etc. I said, "NO WAY, KEEP WALKING." I walked a little further and my heart was sinking every step I took. I had to leave, but when I turned around to get my fiance, he was sitting down on the dirty ground playing with this ZELDA monster through the cage. He asked someone if we could get some alone time with her. And we did. She immediately ran over to me, jumped in my arms and gave me the most kisses I'd ever had. I was hooked. We decided to put in an application. We found out that Miss. Zelda had previously had 10 applications on her and 10 times she had been brought back to the shelter. We were shocked! How come? Too rambunxious, nips, barks, etc. Uh, hello, she's 3 months old. She had been at the shelter for about 10 days already. I couldn't see how but oh well. That day four more people put applications on her. Luckily after a ten long days and a home visit, we were told that we were accepted. We had no kids, a big yard, and a history with large/X-large dogs. Wait... big dogs... XL... but she is Rott/Bulldog. Hmm... don't you mean medium? Nope, she in fact wasn't English Bulldog, she was American. Which meant big! Well they were right.
We got Zelda home the night we found out and she lounged around, not really playing much. The next morning we woke up and she was almost dead. We rushed her to the ER. They said that we were lucky to get her in when we did or else she probably would've died that night. Turns out she had a parasite by the name of Coccidia. It's a nasty parasite. She contacted in either through the mother, or in the shelter. Either way, she was going to be fine, but it was a close call. After a few days Miss. Zelda was back to herself again and hasn't slowed down since.
So I guess you can say we saved her life twice already. But in reality, she has saved my life. She has taught me that there is more to life then money and material objects. It's scary to think that she is dependent on me, but she's taught me to be more responsible and caring. It hurts to think that this poor lil' puppy was just tossed around over and over. Never really having that feeling of love and security. I love her more than life itself and would do anything to make sure she gets the life she deserves.
On February 12th I was involved in a bad car accident. It could've been worse and I am thankful that it wasn't. I was on bed rest for a couple months and it was Zelda and Zoro who brightened my day. I'm not sure I would've survived mentally and emotionally if it wasn't for those two. Zelda had to have ACL surgery a week after my accident, so we were recovering together. We both gave one another plenty of TLC. We both are doing fine now, but we have to be careful on how much activity we do in a day. We're both restricted right now, but that's ok because it means we get to snuggle more.
Oh ma gosh new people... YAAAAAAY!
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