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11. Trouble was really lucky b/c his first rescue person was an elderly
gentleman who needed a therapy dog. Trouble was in his lap all day, every day. Treated with the gentleness a lonely person gives to his only friend. Apparently "the old man," as we refer to him, watched a lot of TV with him and gave him a security blanket. couldn't have been a better match for a traumatized puppy.

i had lost my first iggie, Mr Chompers (astra's brother) in a thanksgiving weekend pet-sitter tragedy. she didn't lock the gate. he was found scraped up, nearly dead by an EMS guy. he took him to the doggie ER and stayed until he died at 4am thanksgiving morning. i had posters up trying to find Mr Chompers. i had spent days walking the neighborhood yelling MR CHOMPERS -- CHOMPY. so did my husband and all of our friends from johnson city. we did this for days until the EMS guy and me had tracked each other down thru the poster and faxes to vets. i was standing under the steeple of the baptist church, ironically where he found him. taking the call on the cell phone. it was so tragic. chompy was blind and didn't last very long out in the cold. he died of exposure. we went to the ER and my husband identified his body. i couldn't look. he went back in the exam room. i heard them set something down -- metal on metal -- and them i heard my rock solid emotionless husband break down like... i don't know like what. like a grown man really feeling greif for the first time.

anyway, the people who were "caregivers" for this Old Man saw my posters for mr chompers and asked i wanted another dog. i said bring him over. he's been here ever since. his tag said "BOOTS DUNN TROUBLE."
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  -on PETA and puppy mills: meet my dog TROUBLE nashville_brook  Oct-22-05 12:45 PM   #0 
  - Thanks Nashville. I volunteer with a dog rescue group, and  napi21   Oct-22-05 12:53 PM   #1 
  - there's an enlightened self-interest thing too  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:03 PM   #6 
  - i read once where someone had a bull dog and it only had a cage  roguevalley   Oct-23-05 02:24 AM   #85 
     - WEINER DOG! have you hear this?  nashville_brook   Oct-23-05 08:57 AM   #90 
        - I wil go there. Weiner dogs rule.  roguevalley   Oct-23-05 05:21 PM   #102 
  - Beautiful doggie!  tabasco   Oct-22-05 12:54 PM   #2 
  - iggies are less than 17" at the whithers. he's a whopping 17 pounds.  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:08 PM   #7 
  - I think I remember that one  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:31 PM   #43 
  - Something to try  Richard D   Oct-22-05 12:54 PM   # 
  - I'll second that - I've seen Rescue Remedy work for  meganmonkey   Oct-22-05 01:21 PM   #10 
  - I have used it personally and tried it on my cat-with no results  lizzy   Oct-22-05 03:48 PM   #52 
  - omg -- never heard of such a thing  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:24 PM   #12 
  - I am not sure what to say.  MuseRider   Oct-22-05 12:54 PM   #3 
  - Trouble was really lucky b/c his first rescue person was an elderly  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:21 PM   #11 
  - I really should stay out of these threads.  MuseRider   Oct-22-05 01:33 PM   #14 
  - Aw  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:38 PM   #48 
  - I hope so too  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:34 PM   #46 
     - i love to see dogs riding in cars. i always imagine them  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:03 PM   #57 
  - Actually, it's believed that the most intelligent dogs  Mythsaje   Oct-22-05 12:57 PM   #4 
  - the egyptians knew something about dogs  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:33 PM   #15 
  - We have a whole pack...  Mythsaje   Oct-22-05 03:28 PM   #40 
  - a cool thing i learned early on was to always make my breakfast and coffee  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:06 PM   #58 
  - Just because of schedules that's not how it works here...  Mythsaje   Oct-22-05 04:17 PM   #61 
     - yeah, i was such an over-researched first-timer... i wanted them to have  nashville_brook   Oct-23-05 08:45 AM   #88 
        - Yeah, I think that book is nonsense too  Mythsaje   Oct-23-05 10:05 AM   #93 
           - if dogs are a gift from god to teach us love and how much we are needed  nashville_brook   Oct-23-05 10:49 AM   #95 
  - Sounds like my mini-herd ...  PittLib   Oct-23-05 12:54 PM   #99 
  - The way Bush treats Barney makes me sick!  goclark   Oct-22-05 07:10 PM   #72 
  - They really do understand  wellstone dem   Oct-22-05 02:17 PM   #30 
  - We have a Shiba Inu  Mythsaje   Oct-22-05 03:21 PM   #39 
  - Aw  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:42 PM   #50 
  - that is so sweet...  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:16 PM   #60 
  - I think so too  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:40 PM   #49 
     - Labs can be pretty smart  Mythsaje   Oct-22-05 04:21 PM   #62 
        - With ANY LAb expect to still have a puppy at 18 months.  davsand   Oct-22-05 08:03 PM   #73 
           - Even my Shiba has done that a time or two  Mythsaje   Oct-23-05 10:10 AM   #94 
              - Pack behavior from human socialized canines--isn't it amazing?  davsand   Oct-23-05 11:34 AM   #96 
                 - I'm not sure it's the feeding thing  Mythsaje   Oct-23-05 11:43 AM   #97 
                    - They get underestimated.  davsand   Oct-23-05 12:41 PM   #98 
                       - Our Jindo WAS abused by a young male  Mythsaje   Oct-23-05 03:05 PM   #101 
  - my dog, who I found, behaves similary upon my return from work  dsc   Oct-22-05 01:00 PM   #5 
  - About two/three years ago  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:48 PM   #51 
  - That was so beautiful  TorchTheWitch   Oct-22-05 01:09 PM   #8 
  - when i was a kid, my grandmother would take me to the grocery store  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:43 PM   #17 
  - I would love to give that sweet pup-dog a kiss!  CrispyQGirl   Oct-22-05 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Your dog has had the worst of luck and the best of luck.  Straight Shooter   Oct-22-05 01:25 PM   #13 
  - i'm such not a "religious" person, but i crave these manifestations  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:47 PM   #20 
     - I'm not religious either  Straight Shooter   Oct-22-05 01:51 PM   #21 
  - Great post.  skids   Oct-22-05 01:41 PM   #16 
  - i smelled REALLY bad too! liver trouble....  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:51 PM   #22 
  - I got my first dog just a while ago  ohio_liberal   Oct-22-05 01:44 PM   #18 
  - How sad  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:55 PM   #53 
  - What a nice story. Thanks for loving Abby. n/t  Kukesa   Oct-22-05 03:59 PM   #56 
  - We stole a kitten from our neighbors  Boomer   Oct-22-05 10:59 PM   #83 
     - that is precious and so good of you!  nashville_brook   Oct-23-05 08:50 AM   #89 
  - That was one of the most beautiful things about dogs I have ever read.  Coventina   Oct-22-05 01:45 PM   #19 
  - gosh, totally!  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 01:53 PM   #23 
  - This thread really touched me...  StellaBlue   Oct-22-05 01:57 PM   #24 
  - Speaking on your decision  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:57 PM   #54 
     - That's just what I was thinking...  StellaBlue   Oct-22-05 07:07 PM   #71 
     - some dogs actually make great apartment dogs. i know this breed gets  nashville_brook   Oct-23-05 01:43 PM   #100 
  - Tears in my eyes.....Thanks for sharing that  Rowdyboy   Oct-22-05 02:01 PM   #25 
  - There are many reputable Animal Groups working to Stop Puppy Mills  leftchick   Oct-22-05 02:03 PM   #26 
  - Oh goodness  ohio_liberal   Oct-22-05 02:04 PM   #27 
     - It is terrible and LCA put out a huge billboard exposing them....  leftchick   Oct-22-05 02:08 PM   #28 
     - Puppies are a cash crop for the Amish.  REACTIVATED IN CT   Oct-22-05 06:21 PM   #69 
  - Of this I am certain ..  DemoTex   Oct-22-05 02:11 PM   #29 
  - what a sweet buddy --  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:42 PM   #64 
  - Heart rendering followup to the other PETA thread. Thank you  shance   Oct-22-05 02:17 PM   #31 
  - For Trouble....  Catchawave   Oct-22-05 02:23 PM   #32 
  - dogs are awesome  undergroundpanther   Oct-22-05 02:31 PM   #33 
  - i absolutely LOVE how cats never hide their contempt for humans!  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:48 PM   #67 
     - My cat does this too..  lildreamer316   Oct-23-05 09:17 AM   #91 
  - for Trouble, a story called the pact of fire  undergroundpanther   Oct-22-05 02:38 PM   #34 
  - Thank you for posting this beautiful story.  Pooka Fey   Oct-22-05 02:56 PM   #35 
  - that is exactly how i feel.  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 04:56 PM   #68 
  - Thank you, nashville, for this wonderful post --  DeepModem Mom   Oct-22-05 03:08 PM   #36 
  - Awww what a sweet doggie  Lilith Velkor   Oct-22-05 03:11 PM   #37 
  - Nice to meet ya, Trouble!  Pooka Fey   Oct-22-05 03:12 PM   #38 
  - Poor baby  FreedomAngel82   Oct-22-05 03:30 PM   #41 
  - Great post and thanks for the pictures!  Tom Yossarian Joad   Oct-22-05 03:31 PM   #42 
  - A dog story from ancient India  Richard D   Oct-22-05 03:32 PM   #44 
  - namaste  nashville_brook   Oct-24-05 11:58 AM   #103 
  - I remember seeing that on the news! So glad you were able to  johnaries   Oct-22-05 03:33 PM   #45 
  - Pass Pets is just that -- pass right on by!  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 10:54 PM   #82 
  - Trouble looks like TROUBLE  TallahasseeGrannie   Oct-22-05 03:35 PM   #47 
  - my other iggie, Astra (the Destroyer)  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 03:59 PM   #55 
  - Well said. Very well said. n/t  flvegan   Oct-22-05 04:06 PM   #59 
  - AWESOME POST!  mike_c   Oct-22-05 04:40 PM   #63 
  - You are a remarkable human  Steve_DeShazer   Oct-22-05 04:44 PM   #65 
  - That was a wonderful post!  shockra   Oct-22-05 04:45 PM   #66 
  - It was...thanx  mycritters2   Oct-22-05 07:05 PM   #70 
  - Cute Doggie Pics . . . Question  Dinger   Oct-22-05 08:13 PM   #74 
  - Yes, that is Ann Coulter - she wrote a book  IndyOp   Oct-22-05 08:18 PM   #75 
  - she's my example of conditioning to approval  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 10:39 PM   #79 
  - Dogs (and cats) are so amazing  SheilaT   Oct-22-05 08:59 PM   #76 
  - un-neutered pet are difficult pets -- another enlightened self-interest  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 10:49 PM   #81 
  - Oh, he's so beautiful!! My stray, Slicker and Tico, the little guy  Gloria   Oct-22-05 09:36 PM   #77 
  - all my dogs have been rescues  yorkiemommie1   Oct-22-05 10:11 PM   #78 
  - their "cousin" is a Yorkie rescue  nashville_brook   Oct-22-05 10:46 PM   #80 
  - As a fellow Nashvillian.....  Robeson   Oct-23-05 01:26 AM   #84 
  - Thank you, wonderful post  newfaceinhell   Oct-23-05 06:25 AM   #86 
  - wonderful! and nominated  Pharaoh   Oct-23-05 08:12 AM   #87 
  - my dog is my spiritual advisor . . .  OneBlueSky   Oct-23-05 10:03 AM   #92 
  - goddess, help me become the person my dog thinks I am. n/t  Scout   Oct-24-05 12:32 PM   #104 

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