This poor boy - he was at least 9 years old. Tumors all over, HORRIBLE ear infections that had his ears black, eye infections, missing at least half the fur on his body - no undercoat at all and he had a HORRIBLE skin infection that left his skin raw, bloody and smelly. No one wanted him. There was NO WAY I would let him get PTS. So...home he came with me. What a difference huh? Just remember - for all the horrible, AWFUL people that are out there in the world - there are also good people. .... It's the only thing that keeps me going! He is my velcro dog - completely...and you can see that he says "thank you" EVERY SINGLE DAY with his eyes. I was told to put him to sleep (by experienced people mind you), I was told his ears would be nothing but black. Well...I'm a thick headed Irish/German woman, I do not listen to anyone ... there's no stopping him...or me!! His ears are clear and he's running and playing and LOVING life!! I don't know how much longer he has with us but...his time will be filled with LOVE!! :wub: PS...I just posted a pic in the contest thread with all three of my GSD's. They are such good furbabies!!
That first picture; misery oozing from his face. next picture; the proud GSD that was hiding in him. Good for you, what a lucky dog and such a good lesson for your children. I hope he will have many good years with you.
I took in a senior dog once, it is so hard to do and anyone that does it should be given credit. They deserve a happy life just as much as a puppy. I only had mine for about 2 years, but I took him camping, swimming, long walks, etc, all the things he never got to do where he was before I got him. Knowing that you gave him the best during his senior years will make everything so worth it
What a inspiration I rescued a 8 year old cocker spaniel with health issues, he only lived with me for three years but I never regretted getting him, the special needs seniors are truly angels :wub: I hope he has many more years with you
hard to believe that its the same dog. you obviously saw a diamond in the rough and he looked really rough now he is just beautiful, thanks so much for taking the time and money to make this boy really shine, very inspiring
Thank you everyone! He is amazing. I was worried about adopting a senior. I know "that" heartbreak will come that much sooner. And let me tell you - when his time comes - I know I will truly lose a piece of my heart. I can't even think about it. But...I'll know what a great end of time I gave him. He is my velcro dog!! Never - ever - leaves my side. :wub:
Yes - those are my GSD's on the tractor picture. They are such good pups!
I just rescued another GSD today. A 9 month old baby that lost her leg due to abuse. I'm trying to get her adjusted into this pack. I do not know if it will work but...I'm trying. I'm being very careful and I'm taking things very slow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will all work out. :fingerscrossed: