Monday, February 25, 2013


I'm so excited to share today's rescue. First of all, the name alone is EPIC.  Huckleberry Finn.  It sounds beautiful to an English teacher's ears. My whole life I have kept a running tally of literary names that I would like to use on a dog. Wiley's personality matched exactly none of them. lol

This isn't about Wiley, though, this is about Huck and Ashley. Huck's name in the shelter was Bear, but like so many of us rescue parents do, Ashley picked something else. She said she thought, "What better name for a dog that was once a vagrant and has been adopted into polite society?"  Darn it! Why didn't I think of that!?!

Anyway, Huck's got a big case of anxiety.  He doesn't like to be left alone, and luckily Ashley doesn't have to leave him very often. She's got a supportive husband and mom, so Huck has supervision most of the time. Huh, Huck reminds me of Leroy.

Now some people would say why go to all that trouble for a dog?  We all know why. Huck's positives far outweigh his negatives. We don't give up on the people in our life who have anxiety (or in any case we shouldn't) and Ashley is prepared to do whatever it takes to make Huck happy in his furever home.

I think his tail is wagging in this picture!

Huck likes to sit in the front bay window and watch for the mailman, whom he loves! He likes to go on runs, climb trees, scale fences, destroy toys, sleep under the bed, and lick feet. I hope no one is ticklish in their house. My parents' dogs sometimes lick feet and I cannot deal with it. I start laughing before their tongue touches my foot.

Huck has a lot of fears, including the word "rope."  By the time Ashley rescued him he was about two years old, so who knows what he endured before finding such a great home? Looking at the beautiful pictures Ashley has shared, I think we can assume the people in his life now make him very happy. I think he's smiling in most of these shots!  Much thanks to Ashley for sharing this story, and to her and her family for saving Huck's life and making him so content.  Just look at him:

I think it's a good time for one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes: 

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” Oh Mark Twain, you cynical so-and-so.  How I adore you.



Ok people, get me pictures of your sleeping pets for our next photo share. You know the ones I mean, the ones that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like Huck up there. Or the ones that make us laugh out loud.  I'm waiting.   If you haven't shared your rescue story yet, please do. If you have, share this site with someone who hasn't and encourage them to contribute.




  1. I love Huck! And I have to agree, he does seem to be smiling in the pictures.He seems like a very sweet guy.