Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mister Buddy

 Have you ever had a bond with a senior dog?  Obviously that's a rhetorical question. If you're reading this blog you love dogs, and if you love dogs that love doesn't stop when they age. It actually gets stronger, and a little softer. As in just looking at them makes your heart feel soft. 

Randy and Darlissa have a special bond with Mister Buddy. They haven't had the chance to know him all through his life. They took him in as a senior.  Whew. What an honorable thing to do. It's so important to make sure older dogs have a happy retirement and feel loved and comfortable.

However. . . our readers are dog people. We fall hard and with all of our hearts.  So giving that much of ourselves to a dog whose time is limited is really risky. But look at Mister Buddy.   He deserves love.  

Randy and Darlissa had been around dogs their whole life. They have family members who work with rescues, but their dogs have always been purchased from breeders. So what convinced them to take a chance on a rescue dog who was also a senior?  That's the riskiest kind of endeavor.  

Mister Buddy did. He convinced them by showing up at their door in the middle of the night. A neighbor had seen him before, about 10 blocks away. And yet this old guy had found his way all the way to their house, where they found him sitting on their front porch staring at their door. I have a tear in my eye just thinking about it!

Now that Randy and Darlissa have experienced first-hand the heart and soul of the dogs out there looking for a home, they are converted. Well, we knew that would happen, right readers? That's sort of the whole point of the Rescue Dog Blog. We are here to tell people that it's the best risk you can ever take!

They did share that Mister Buddy doesn't like to have his picture taken, and at this point in his life we certainly aren't going to make him do anything he doesn't want to do. Many thanks to Randy and Darlissa for sharing their story, and especially for opening their hearts to a dog who will now live out his life with love and care. You are special people.

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