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.