Likes: Coal loves to play tug of war and play in the snow.......and his biscuits!
Favorite Toy: His favourite toys are his squeakies......he will chew at them until he gets the squeakie out.
Favorite Food: Coal loves his canned pedigree, Milkbone biscuits, and chewies
Favorite Walk: Coal loves to walk and run at our farm.
Best Tricks: His best tricks are when he tricks me into giving him a bite of my food
Arrival Story: "Mr. Coal" was rescued from a shelter in Pennsylvania. It was such an amazing story on how he got from there to Upper Michigan. A friend of mine sent me his picture because she knew he looked similar to a dog I used to have, he was soon to be euthenized. The second I saw his picture, it was like he was my dog. I knew I had to do something to save his life. I called the shelter to see if they did out of state adoptions, and they said they did. I had no clue how he would get here, but I told them to put a hold on him. My friend searched the internet and discovered the "Rolling Rescues" in Lower Michigan. The woman in charge did all the arrangements, she scheduled people to do "leg work".....which means driving a certain distance, then somebody else takes over. I think he had about 6 drivers. The adoption, the scheduling, the driving .....in a matter of a week "Coal" was here......from a little mining town in PA to the Northern Part of the UP, right to my door. I was the happiest person in the world when he arrived on December 18th, 2 years ago. He fit right in with his foster brother "Lucky" and since then he has become part of our family. So when anybody asks me what I got for Christmas that year, I always tell them I got a big chunk of "Coal." He has made me the happiest person on this earth to know that he has a wonderful home, and is such a good boy. I love him to pieces.
I was at this shelter in Pennsylvania ....I don't know why my owners didn't want me, they just tied me to the door knob there until one of the workers came to find me and put me in a kennel. I am glad they did that because at least now I have a wonderful home. When they told me that I was going all the way up to Upper Michigan and there was SNOW there, I couldn't believe it. I couldn't wait for the day to come. My mom's friend, Maynie, who lives down there did so much work to get me here, so now she is my Godmother. It sure was a long ride though....I think it was about 1100 miles and I had to go from one car to the next. It sure was some trip. That was on December 18, 2005, I arrived. They said I couldn't fly because it was too cold in the plane where they would have to put me. It sure is nice being in a home now.....I have a brother named Lucky, he is 15 years old, but we get along just fine. He is a good boy, too. He doesn't like to play much, but I understand he is too old. Well, I have to go and eat, but will come back later.