Shelter Dogs Need Love
Shelter Dogs Need Love. When I was a young child, my father bought us all a little puppy. It was a mixed breed, and we loved it. Man, it was a long time ago, but I believe his name was Bullet. Yes, that was it. Bullet. Bullet was a small little thing, but man, he was super-fast. I guess that is why we named him bullet. Over the years, we had many dogs. When I got married, we got a puppy. And, that is the subject of this blog. Shelter dogs. Shelter Dogs Need Love. More so than puppies do.
My parents always believed in getting (after Bullet) pure bred dogs. At first, they were all German Shepherds. In fact, I must have grown up with about ten German Shepherds all told. There was Astro, there was Lisa. I loved Lisa. She was amazing. There was Dee Gee, and Bucky. After I grew up and moved out, my parents diversified a bit and bought a Doberman Pinscher. His name was Rocky, but everyone seemed to call him Rocco. I got married to my high school sweetheart, Terri, when I was still a teenager, but we had apartments for the first few years. No dogs were allowed. When we were in our very early twenties, we bought our first little house. Soon after that, we bought our first little puppy. Sandy. She was actually on the front page of the local paper. A shelter dog. But, a puppy. We were worried she may be put to sleep, so we went right down to the shelter and got her. Shelter Dogs Need Love.
Fast forward to the present, and it has been several years since we have had a dog now. We most recently had Mocha, a sweet, and wonderful Chocolate Lab, and before that was Klubber. Klubber was a silly boy. An English bulldog. Sweet, drooling, messy and above all else, entertaining! When both of these beloved pets died, we just needed a break. We recently moved, and figured that in maybe five years or so, we may get another dog. He or she would most definitely be a shelter dog. But not a puppy. A full-grown dog, that no one, until then had wanted. Shelter Dogs Need Love. My daughter was visiting with her husband. They had flown in from Colorado. (We live in New Jersey) so, my wife asked them if they would like to visit the local No-Kill dog shelter. They all jumped in the car, and off they went. A few hours later, they returned, and it was “announced” to me that we were getting a dog. A shelter dog. A two-three-year-old shelter dog. After all, Shelter Dogs Need Love.
So, a few days later, we all went back to the shelter, and I met my future pet. E.T. was his name. A funny name, but a very sad story. The shelter team had named him E.T., as he was pretty emaciated, and his eyes bulged out. Just like the fictional, and beloved movie character, E.T. He weighed in at about forty pounds. Now, E.T. was about a two-three-year-old, mixed breed Pit Bull, American Bulldog blend. Pit Bull?! Weren’t they vicious? Well, it was for me, love at first sight. What an amazing, sweet, seventy-five-pound bundle of pure love. E.T has been with us for about five weeks now, and is a fully integrated member of our family. Shelter Dogs Need Love, and we were only too happy to provide this beautiful dog a home, as well as security, and love. I did some research, and found some great information on shelter animals. www.aspca.org is a great site. Click onto https://www.aspca.org/about-us to find out more information. I will leave you with a short portion of some information about them. Remember: Shelter Dogs Need Love.
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