If ever you’ve adopted a “throwaway” dog, you understand the joy of seeing the first time, it actually romps around and smiles.
This is Fiona’s story.
Isn’t she adorable?
This is my rescue mutt, Jaxon P. Fuglestein aka Jax or JJ.
I drove up to the Mojave Desert to get him from a rescue hovel. It really wasn’t the best situation but he got along with my dog, Draven and seemed very sweet. He smelled so bad I was honestly debating stopping at a car wash on the way home to hose him down.
We had to get buck shot removed from places on his body and his teeth were impacted with wood and rocks because that’s what he was trying to eat to survive. A month later, he spiked a high temperature and my vet stayed open past closing so I could bring him down. After a couple of days of fluids and medicines, his kidney was taken out because there was a cactus-like stone in it so large it was rupturing the organ.
He’s much older now. Still not the brightest bulb in the package but a very sweet old man.
I have two dogs from breeders, both are mutants and my baby… my cairn, has severe fear aggression that we’ve been working on for a couple of years. He’s gotten so much better and really adores his older brother, JJ.
If you ever have the chance to adopt a rescue or stray dog, please consider it. They show so much love and happiness.
And finally, if ever you’re looking to pick up guys, Jax is the dog to take out with you because damn, they come across the parking lot to the Starbucks we’re kicking back at to come say hello to him. Just saying.
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Yes, also proud owners of a “throw-away” dog, Smokey, female, 11 or 12 now. White with black spots…..loving and loveable.
I cried, I am such a sap.
When I have my own house I would love to adopt a dog and a cat. Our friends adopted one that had been beaten as a puppy.
The fucktard previous owner used to lure the pup out with food and then beat it with a chain. As a result the dog would not eat in front of them for 12 months, they would have to feed her on the other side of the house.
Now she is the friendliest dog and greets all the customers as they get out of their car and brings us sticks to throw.
Oh, I’m glad she’s got a good home. Jax is a bit special. He’s obviously been abused but he’s so much happier now.
Oh, kindred spirits… Thank you for posting this. I wish everyone would have the glorious love of a rescue pet. It’s amazing.
All of my babies have been rescues. I started off with one cat in college and over the years my 4-legged family grew to a huge family of 8: three persnickety cats (one that probably would have plotted with your Neko to take over the world!) and 5 wacky dogs (each with their own set of moderate/severe health related issues). My house was utter mayhem! Luckily three of the dogs were able to go to the office with me and my wonderful dad came over every day to walk the other two dogs while I was at work. The cats were amazingly self sufficient during working hours. Demanding as hell at night though!
Sadly, all my cats and two of my dogs have all passed on due to old age or irreversible health complications. I still have three wonderful, terrible, spoiled, pain-in-the-ass dogs that are an absolute joy every single day. They frustrate me, drive me bonkers and make me laugh like a loon all at the same time.
It is always a good when you have an animal till the end. says so much of their lives. *hugs*
and ah, i seem to just collect them. not on purpose. they just sort of show up.