Saturday, April 2, 2016

Welcome Teddy

Hi..Id like to introduce you to Teddy, newly adopted nine month-old dachshund poodle hybrid. My precious Marley went to the Rainbow Bridge January 21 in New Delhi, India after being with me for 12 years. He was 15. I adopted him in China at age three. He left a huge hole in my heart. I just moved back to FL to help care for my aging parents. It is a major adjustment, almost worse than cultural adjustments when I moved to China. I prayed for a dog that needed me. I began the search the very night arrived back in the USA. I looked on all the dachshund rescue sites and pages, Pet finder, and many others. I was looking for a mini dachshund so that he would not be too heavy for my parent's laps, or for them to pick up. I ruled out senior dogs and dogs with major health issues as emotionally, I am just not in a place to handle that.

I found Teddy on rescue A mix. Hmmmm. I fell in love with the scruffy face in his picture, but just wasn't sure about a dog already in his second home since the brewer's. He was in the first home for five months and the second only three. They could not keep up with his grooming needs, or the level of attention he required. They had three pit bulls as well. I drove about an hour away to meet him. He was very shy, but before we left he let me pet him. I gasped when I saw him. He is even cuter in person. As we had my dog nephews visiting me, I didn't bring him home. I looked at 100 more dogs, at least. Teddy had my heart. I couldn't wait to go get him. I made preparations ( like unpack a bazillion suitcases) and drove to get him on March 16. I am in love. He is just what I need.
 Teddy does enjoy his naps too.
Come read about our new journey together as we both make major adjustments. 
You can find me at Teddy's Blog.
WELCOME to Blogville Teddy!!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome Dougie Dog

Let me introduce Dougie Dog.
ZOOLATRY is going to the dogs!  Here is our newest family member, DOUGIE DOG.  Since our blog began in 2007 we've been known as cat bloggers ... but now, we are also dog bloggers!  When I moved from Florida to Maryland in 2013 to live with my daughter and her family, special circumstances would not permit me to bring "the Zoolatry girls" with me. 

My beautiful Maggy was re-homed in Florida, to always enjoy her beach breezes and gecko chasing.  Little Zoey came to Maryland to live with a dear friend nearby, so I do see her often and spend time with her. Having a pet at home, close each and every day has been missed ~ but no more!  Here comes Dougie Dog ... an 18-month old Lab mix, with about 75-pounds of puppy power, enthusiasm and energy.  Full of fun, playful and super-smart.  Learning his lessons well.  Except when it comes to walking, running is really his thing (lots of training needed on this issue!).  Without doubt, my 6-year old grand boy here has definitely found a new best friend.

From what little we know, Dougie was abandoned as a young pup at an industrial dump near Philadelphia, then found and dropped at a kill shelter.  From there, with various injuries likely from fighting for survival, he was rescued by a Lab lover and transported to Washington, DC.  He made his home with a loving family including two other Labs and a few kitty cats and was brought back to good health. 
The Daddy here had been wanting to adopt a Lab and knew this family, he had met Dougie and some casual talk began between them, soon turning to more serious talk about whether they would think of allowing him to be adopted ...
A few weeks ago Dougie Dog came to visit, a house guest for the weekend.  But unlike most house guests who pack their bags and leave after a short visit, Dougie has stayed on.  And on, and ... and last weekend at the dog park, his family from before brought some of his old toys and other things when they came to see how he was getting along.  Seems like everyone (Dougie, too) is kind of in agreement that he might just have found a new forever home.  Think so?
So, when you can, please come on over to ZOOLATRY and give him a big woofie welcome!  And we'd love to join in some of the dog blog hops and special events, so if you sponsor any of these, please let us know so we can start to join the fun ... we can be reached by email anytime ... zoolatry at gmail dot com.  THANKS!  Woof, woof.
Looks like Dougie Dog will be an excellent guard dog and keeping an eye on the place
We are glad that your here with us and Welcome. You can find him over at Zoolatry.
WELCOME Dougie Dog