Our little family grew by one this weekend.
Our wonderful friend and dogsitter found this sweet angel as his owner was beating him and throwing him in the back of her car to be euthanized - she was tired of him and didn't want to pay his vet bills. She talked the owner into releasing him, and later that day he was on his way to his forever home with us.
He is incredibly sad right now and it's obvious that his spirit as well as his body have taken quite a bit of abuse. By looking at his teeth we estimate that he's only about three, but whatever he has been through seems to have aged him well beyond that. He has numerous injuries, both new and some that never healed properly, as well as skin infection where some sort of collar has rubbed him raw. So we're taking a little trip to the doctor this afternoon to get him on a path to being healthy and happy.
My heart breaks to think what would have become of him if our friend hadn't taken that chance walk by his owner's house that day. Some of you may remember that we lost one of our precious pups back in October and while another dog could never take her place, the silver lining is that we now have room for this sweet boy.
We're giving him as much love, snuggles and quality dog food that we can - his personality is starting to emerge and he even barked and wiggled his tail a little this morning! The only thing he's still missing is a name. My vote was for "Frank" but so far I've been overruled. I'd love any suggestions you might have!
Have a wonderful week friends -