Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rebel's new home

Meet Rebel. 

He needed a family. . .
My son needed him. . .

I will not write of details as my 12 year old does see these posts and reliving it is quite painful for him. . .

But we recently and VERY unexpectedly lost our very loved Dachshund rescue, Oscar.

I asked my son if he wanted to search for another Doxie in rescue, but he said having another like Oscar would bother him too much.

I spotted a listing about a Boston Terrier who was 5 years old on Craigslist. No cost beyond having him neutered as his 83 year old owner had just passed away a week before and the neighbour was trying to find him a loving home. The elderly man's family seemed to not care about giving their father's pet a home.

The little guy was still living the in the kitchen of his former owner's home. . .

He completely shut down.

We thought he was deaf for the first week. No response to any noise. ZERO. Afraid to walk, eat and waiting faithfully by the door. . . waiting for us to take him home to his master. . .someone he clearly missed.

I thought. . .this poor guy will never work in this loud, Crazy house. These kids are too much. . .he will never recover from his loss in this place. . .

But then. . .a few days ago, he came to life. . .suddenly, he was active, happy, playful and CLEARLY hears everything.

Here is to hoping he never had to suffer losing another owner again.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington