LBA (Life Before Adoption) was a wretched time for me. Before that sweet angel lady Ryo rescued me, and before foster care (where I had a great mom and a great dad), nobody took care of me, nobody cared about me.
I was a tiny little pup when my first people got me. They thought I was some cute little Yorkie or Shih Tzu or something that they could keep as a toy. Instead, I grew up, and I got bigger. I was no longer the adorable little sprite they’d admired in the store. I was a strapping 12 pounder by the time I hit the streets. (Lately, truth be told, I top out at just under 19 pounds. Good, sturdy stock, I’d say.)
So the family grew tired of me. They threw some food down once in a while, but I mostly lived outside on the streets. I learned to forage my way through back alleys, looking for garbage cans where the lids weren’t on quite tight. I was good at jumping, still am, and can get on top of one of those cans in an instant. It helped that I was faster than some of the mangy mutts in the neighborhood. It’s how I kept myself alive.
Oh, I’d go back to my home every once in a while. I’d sit outside the door and peer inside. One time I saw a teeny little thing in the mother’s arms. She was cradling it like it was a baby. But it had fur like me. What was wrong with me that she couldn’t hold me and cuddle me like that? I walked away, my head hanging low. I must have been unlovable. I surely wasn’t wanted.
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And don’t forget about the special giveaway.
Three goodie stockings filled with dog treats picked out by me are waiting to go to good homes. To win just make comments between now and December 11th right on the blog to any of the posts. For every comment you make you’ll receive another chance in the drawing. I’ll keep track, and my female peep will double-check me. We’ll notify the winners and send out the gifts so they arrive before Christmas. Keep those comments coming!