Well friends, we’ve done it. Not only do we have folks actively looking for a Scottie boy to bring into our lives, we’ve submitted an application for a 14-month old gem in North Carolina. A puppy mill boy. Who had to be taught how to use the stairs and how to eat out of a bowl.
Can you imagine?
As you may remember, this stuff makes my blood boil. IT’S A DOG. NOT A TOY. IT’S A LIVING, BREATHING CREATURE. A PUPPY NEEDS TO BE A PUPPY. PLAYING. EATING. HEALTHY. LOVED. STAIRS. BOWLS. HAPPINESS.
Don’t get me started.
Now, here’s a question for you. We’re going back and forth about this.
For those of you who have rescued your companions, what pitfalls might we expect? Do older rescues really “get over” their early life experiences? Are they more resilient than we give them credit for? How many questions can I ask at one time? Too many. (Keep in mind, we don’t know if we’ll be chosen for this little man. And, if we get to meet him, we don’t know that he’ll CHOOSE US.)
One can train a new puppy from the get go. With an older rescue, it may not be a good match. (Our BoBo was four months old when we rescued him. Still a puppy.)
I know plenty of happy, delightful, joyful rescue stories.
Please share yours in the comments.
Now, here’s your dose of StuART. A day early!