This is so amazing! As I was reading it, I was able to picture this little dog, who just wants a family and a home, and you were the one who made this possible. There is a saying that maybe a dog just apart of you whole life, but to them you are their whole life. I couldn't agree more.. Many think "oh they are just animals', in reality they are family! I grew up with this dog name Butterfly, and she was my very very best friend.. she was family. I am so glad I was able to learn more about you and your baby, through this post.. amazingI think all dogs are unique...but some are more unique than others.
I think, at this moment, I probably own the most unique dog I've ever had - and in my life, I've owned a total of 8 dogs.
The unique dog I have now that tops the others I've own, is my Golden Retriever, HaHa. He totally lives up to his name. He was born slightly retarded, had issues holding down food, so the breeder gave him to the shelter when he was 1 years old. The shelter almost put him to sleep because he was almost starved to death, and had mental issues. But they worked with him and got a little weight on him and found out what a character he was... his name at the shelter was Ruger...like the handgun manufacturer.
I adopted him when he was 2 years old. Fell in love with him almost immediately, he was so dorky looking, packing around a stuffed animal and 'displaying' his toy with little coy head shakes as he trotted around in a circle making 'snuff snuff' sounds through his nose...lol. He was still super thin...and still having issues with throwing up.
The shelter said a lot of people thought his was adorable but no one wanted to adopt him because they didn't know how trainable he would be given his mental shortcomings...and they worried about how they could get weight on him...and in cleaning up after a dog that up-chucked his food more often than not.
I figured I could work around all of that and adopted him, tossed away his old name, as to me there was nothing deadly or tough about this dog that warranted a name like Ruger. And gave him the name HaHa.
Turns out, he was being fed way to much for one feeding... I fed him smaller meals but more often through out the day and he held them down. In 3 months with me he was up to a normal weight for a Golden Retriever with his bone size (medium/smallish compared to some male Goldens).
He is trainable...but forgets stuff like with in a day or two if not told to do it several times a day every day. Sometimes even then, he forgets things...like he'll suddenly look at something he's walked past every day and act like he's never seen it before in his entire life....and he'll study it and stare and pace back and forth and stretch out to sniff at it....etc.. lol.
I took a chance on an 'odd' dog and odd is just another way of saying unique sometimes. : ) He turned out to be a super loveable dog, and he makes me laugh many times through the day...every day.
Yeah but he'll sit there and stare at me, then at the cupboard, he'll go sit in the kitchen and if I don't go see where he went, and comes and stares at me. He'll make pitiful noises if I stop petting or scratching him and he wants me to keep it up. He just does little things like that to let me know what he wants.haha I think that is how all of them are willing to do anything for a treat or food
That is very strange.. have you had her since she was a baby? If not, maybe some bad experience?Betsy is terrified of people sneezing! Although, I'm not sure that's totally unique as I think I've had a conversation on here before with folks who's dogs also hate sneezers.
I have a cat that I try to get off of me before I sneeze...I learned the hard way how a cat can instantly turn into a weed eater via the magic of a sneeze...my other cat...barely flinches. So, I think something in their various backgrounds did something to make them react the way they do.Betsy was about 4 when we adopted her, we have no background on her, so it's possible the sound is like someone shouting at her!!? I have been known to leave the room if I feel a sneeze coming on
@StormyPeak I think HaHa is absolutely beautiful!! His face is full of character, he is unique!!