As expected, Shadow did not do well with his test around other dogs. But there is some good news.
For about two years, Mom and I have been walking by Shadow. While our dogs were getting walked, Shadow was tied up on concrete with little room to move and often surrounded by his own crap.
We don’t believe he had regular access to water. He didn’t seem to have enough to eat. We rarely saw him out for a walk. Every time someone went by him, Shadow would bark and growl.
For a couple of months, Mom, while she has been walking Scorpio, has been throwing food to Shadow. Eventually, she started handing him food through the fence.
For a couple of weeks, Mom and a neighbor of ours have been walking Shadow.
Through those experiences, we came to understand the dog we had once named abused could be a wonderful pet. It would never happen for him, though, if he remained tied to concrete by a family that didn’t care about him.
Last Monday, Mom bought Shadow for $50. Now, we are trying to find Shadow the forever home he deserves.
This post has updates about my exercise, our search for a new dog, and an update on how I have been feeling.
This post has updates on my vacation, thinking about getting a new dog, and my exercise.
A year ago today we lost our beloved Emma. We have missed our sweet, beautiful girl so much. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about or to her.
Yesterday, Scorpio, the greyhound, had his annual physical. Mom and I weren’t surprised, but our vet said he has arthritis in the spine.
This update has news about my exercise, my job, Scorpio, and Mr. Rogers.
Friday was Scorpio’s 11th birthday. Given that it was his first birthday he would celebrate with us and Ufi not being here, we really wanted to make it special.
It is July 11. Ufi has been gone for a month. That is hard to believe. We all miss him so much.
I have been thinking about writing a final letter To Ufi since before his passing. Until now, I hadn’t felt ready. With his ashes now resting in his favorite place, the kind of day outside he would have liked, quiet inside, and the belief that I can do this now, here we go.