The Doggie I Asked For……

The Doggie I Asked For……
I asked for strength that I might rear him perfectly;
I was given weakness that I might feed him more treats.
I asked for good health that I might rest easy; I was given a "special needs" dog that I might know nurturing.
I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud; I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble.
I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful; I was given a clown that I might laugh.
I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely; I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.
I got nothing I asked for, But everything that I needed.

Author Unknown

Friday, December 16, 2011

OMG, Six months with Six doxies -- Time really does fly !

Since July 13th when we adopted Slinky, our #6, there sadly has been NO time to blog.  He was a whirling-dervish with a Tasmanian Devil personality that did not fit his supposed 11+ yrs of age!!!  There were many times we thought he'd become a "foster" instead of an member of the family because he constantly fought with and frightened the other five doxies.  All toys were his, all food was his, all treats were his, first out-the-door status was his. And, he had never been house-trained that I could determine, never taught any manners - never taught anything!!  But, I couldn't imagine what would become of him elsewhere - locked in a cage all day would be torture, and being ignored and not played with would return him to his unmanageable, totally frustrated self - or, worse yet, he'd again be abandoned at a shelter!! So, since we could never allow that to happen to him,we worked with him 24/7 and using the anti-anxiety meds from the Vet, we were able to create a somewhat manageable little character.  Slinky has improved leaps and bounds from what he was but has a looooong way yet to go.  Given his crazy-as-a-Loon assessment, however, he can also be sweet, loving, even cuddly on occasion - and he awakens every day so very very happy to be alive and always ready to play play play!  When he's tucked into his bed at night and covered with a fleece blankie, he closes his little eyes and actually smiles - so tender, so loving.....

So, we'll try our hand at blogging again, relating the stories of our now SIX wonderful wieners.  Please, stay tuned - because we have a few beauties about Slinky that need documentation.

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