Likes: Playing, playing and more playing! Belly rubs, too!
Pet-Peeves: Baths and being ignored.
Favorite Toy: Squeaky Tennis Ball
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Walk: Everywhere, I am very curious and outgoing!
Best Tricks: Jumping, playing ball and cuddling. I love to go out on the golf cart with Mom!
Arrival Story: I am a survivor of the Tarpon Springs Puppy Mill. I was rescued on April 7, 2008 by the Suncoast Animal League. After being cleaned up and medically taken care of, *Zoe*'s Mom fostered me thru October 2008. I was taken in by a wonderful retired couple and fostered thru October 14, 2009. My wonderful pawrents were able to adopt me on October 15, 2009. I am now a healthy, happy and loved Yorkie in my furever home. Life is great and I still meet up and see both *Zoe* and my first foster Mom. Thanks to all the supporters and volunteers who rescued us. The Civil and Criminal cases are closed. All the dogs were adopted by wonderful families.
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I just wanted everyone to know that I have been adopted by my second foster Mom and Dad as of October 15, 2009! I am so happy and I have a wonderful family. Not many people and paws knew I was a rescue from the Tarpon Springs Puppy Mill. I was rescued April 7, 2008 by the Suncoast Animal League. I was very sick and malnourish when they rescued me. My condition was so bad that I was one of the dogs that was part of the State Attorney's criminal case. I am very happy to say that I am very healthy now and loved. My Forever Family is a retired couple and they take me everywhere. My Mom Gloria treats me like a Princess. I have no wants or needs anymore. I am where I belong.
My first foster Mom (*Zoe*'s Mom) keeps in touch with us and on occasion we meet up. I believe that she was there to foster me until my adopted parents came along. So for me I have a very happy ending to my story. Thanks to all those who came to open their homes and hearts to us. No greater love have I ever known.
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a human.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog.” just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”